Pauline (Hatch) Carnevale Georgandis

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Pauline (Hatch) Carnevale Georgandis

August 19, 1934 - November 30, 2018

Pauline (Hatch) Carnevale Georgandis Beverly, MA - Pauline Ann (Hatch) Carnevale Georgandis was born in Beverly on a hot August day when the sunflowers were in their full glory. The fifth of six children born to Elmer and Margaret Hatch, Pauli passed over the rainbow surrounded by family early Nov. 30, 2018.
She was predeceased by her parents; brothers Elmer, Bill and Bob; and sisters Betty and Virginia. Her older brother Charles lives in Michigan. 
Pauli lived in the same Beverly home for her entire life, except for a brief period at the end when her memory was waning and she lived at her son David’s home at the edge of the sea. There, she relished a raging coastal rainstorm with impressive crashing waves just as much as she loved a sunny day.
After her first husband, Rudy Carnevale, died of kidney disease in 1966, she went straight to nursing school and graduated at the top of her class—an impressive task on its own, but consider that she had four young children also. She worked for more than 30 years for oral surgeons Drs. Booth and Kimball in Beverly.
Pauli, who remarried to John “Jack” Georgandis, loved to travel and drove up and down the East Coast to Florida several times. She made many trips to Europe and the UK. She also visited Alaska, the Panama Canal and many islands in the Caribbean — in particular the Cayman Islands, where she had a time share. 
She adored gardening, and visited many famous gardens locally and abroad. One highlight for her was seeing the lilacs in bloom on Mother’s Day at the Arnold Arboretum.
Pauli loved classical music, which always blasting in her car. She weaned her children with classical music also, starting them young with Peter and the Wolf. She particularly loved the dramatic Russian composers. She visited Tanglewood many times to hear the Boston Symphony Orchestra and one precious memory for her was seeing Van Cliburn play Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 on a beautiful summer’s evening.
Pauli loved to learn and was a voracious reader. She easily read a paperback a week. After she retired, she took classes at Salem State College with the Explorers group, which covered many interesting subjects. She stayed active, walking her dog and taking pilates classes into her 80s.
Pauli was a kind and generous soul, always eager to give or help; she was wired to be a caretaker. When one arrived at her home she would open her welcoming arms and ask, “What can I get you?”
Pauli was adventurous in the kitchen, and loved nothing more than puttering there. Legendary chefs like Julia Child were major influences on her, as was her neighbor, Manya, who had similar culinary interests. Pauli collected the Time-Life International cookbooks and would make exotic African, Indian or Italian meals to share with friends on weekends. Her children all have Christmas Day memories of her lasagna and a vat of her meatballs and sauce; they will make that very same meal in her honor this Christmas.
Her legacy in the kitchen is a close race between her anise pizzelles, which she learned to make from her Italian mother-in-law, and the “Hatch chocolate cake” that she perfected over the years. The chocolate cake wins, of course. No one knows how many of those cakes she baked in her lifetime. Family knew her memory was going when she could no longer bake it without looking at the actual recipe card.
Pauli was predeceased by her two husbands, Rudy Carnevale and Jack Georgandis. She leaves behind daughter Diane Carnevale and husband Dan Ryan of Hamilton, step-daughter Judy Troncoso and husband Eudaldo of Danvers and Palm Coast, Fla.; step-son Steven of Palm Coast, Fla.; and sons Ron and wife Cathy of Beverly, Richard and wife Jeanne of Peabody and David and wife Sheri of Beverly. She also leaves behind five grandchildren who brought endless joy into her life: Jason Carnevale (and fiancée Kristina, daughter Gianna and sons Jaxon, Ricky and Angel), Stephen Troncoso, and Ryan, Brendan and Devin Carnevale.
Friends and family are invited to a wake at the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., Danvers on Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. A brief service will follow at 6:30 at the funeral home.
In lieu flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation in Pauli’s name. For more information, visit
Published on December 4, 2018
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