Pauline P. Rueter
Pauline P. Rueter, age 88, of Lewiston, wife of the late Herman J. Rueter, entered into eternal rest on Friday, October 4, 2019 at Buffalo General Medical Center of Buffalo, NY. Pauline was born August 8th, 1931 in St. Raphaels , Ontario, Canada. She is the daughter of the late Jean and the late Rose (Albina) Poupart.
She graduated from Niagara Falls HS in 1949. Pauline married Herman J. Rueter on September 4, 1954 and lived on James Dr. in Lewiston for 60 years before moving to Youngstown in 2013.
She worked as a sales clerk at Jenss Department Store for 20 years, retiring in 1998. Pauline helped with her mother's catering business Rose "Beanie" Poupart Catering in Niagara Falls. She loved her children and grandchildren and attended all of their activities and sporting events. She was fondly known as the "Soup Queen" and "Stain Remover Queen." She especially enjoyed attending her 1949 NFHS "Forty-Niners Girls" lunch group. She was a communicant of St. Peter's and St. Bernard's RC Churches and also enjoyed square dancing, playing cards and was a master mender/sewer.
She is survived by five daughters, Gale (Dennis) Stornelli of Lewiston, NY, Mary Beth (Jim) Carroll of Ransomville, NY, Carol (Bruce) Matthews of Youngstown, NY, Caryn (late Robert) Graby of Rochester, NY and Lisa Rueter of Kennesaw, GA; her sister, Rhea (late John) Whitham of Lewiston, NY; her brother, Paul (Jeanette) Poupart of Wilmington, NC; nine grandchildren, Mary Carol Graby, Laura (Tim) Korn, Jillian Graby, Leah (Ben) Zahradnik, Hannah Matthews (Jay Kling), Madeline Matthews, Cory Carroll, Tim Carroll, Andy Carroll; and three great-grandchildren, Graham Korn, Benjamin and Austyn Zahradnik. Pauline is predeceased by her brother, Robert Poupart.
Family and friends may call on Friday from 3-8 PM at the HARDISON FUNERAL HOMES INC., N. Fourth and Ridge Sts., Lewiston, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 AM on Saturday, October 12th at St. Bernard's RC Church, Second and Hinman Sts., Youngstown, NY 14174, with Rev. Thomas Mahoney officiating. Entombment will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lewiston, NY.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Peter's RC Church, 600 Center St., Lewiston, NY 14092, or Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Dr., Lockport, NY 14094. Please visit for online.
Published on October 8, 2019


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Michael Thompson
Oct 11, 2019
Peaceful White Lilies Basket was purchased for the family of Pauline P. Rueter by Michael Thompson.  Send flowers
Barb Kane
Oct 10, 2019
Dearest Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I met Pauline and Herman at Palm Beach In Indian Shores, Florida. She always amazed me....full of energy and always busy walking, preparing dinner for company (which she loved).
We had several good years there with Myles & Linda.
My deepest sympathy, Barb Kane, Buffalo, NY
Cynthia Simm Tyran
Oct 09, 2019
You were always there for me whenever I needed you. I loved you like another mom and will miss you so much. I know you know how I felt about you as I told you often. Thank you for always being there for me. Love, Cynthia