Mary E. (Miller) Pauvlinch, 82, of Monaca, formerly of Bridgewater and New Brighton, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, June 2, 2014 following complications due to Alzheimer’s disease. She was surrounded by her family at her daughter’s home where she resided.Born January 1, 1932, in Ellwood City, she was the last surviving child of the late John and Mary (Yestrebski) Miller. Mary was raised in Beaver Falls by her maternal grandmother, Mary Yestrebski. She was employed for more than 30 years as a prep cook for the Pro’s Nest in Beaver Falls and Guiseppi’s in Homewood. Because she never drove, her loving family took the responsibility of seeing that she arrived at work and also anywhere else she needed to be. She was an excellent cook and baker. Mary was a Christian by faith, and in her leisure time enjoyed watching the Steelers.When reflecting on the life of Mary Pauvlinch, words such as gracious, gentle, and sweet come to mind. She was never one to worry about building wealth according to the way the world determines wealth, rather, she made it her life’s mission to focus on nurturing and caring for the ones she loved most. A devoted mother, Mary was blessed to witness her family tree blossom to include the grandchildren and great-grandchildren who were her greatest source of pride and joy. Life was not always easy for her, but Mary’s quiet strength and unwavering courage were a true inspiration to all who knew her. Life will never be the same without her here, but her timeless legacy that is deeply rooted in selfless compassion will be carried on by those who follow in her footsteps.She will always be in the hearts of her family including her three daughters, Diane Trushel of Beaver, Joanne (Lynn, Sr.) Possage, with whom she resided, and Judy McCullough (David Lee) of Patterson Heights; seven grandchildren, Dena (Bobby) Barker, Ricky (Lara) Trushel, Mary (Kris) Broman, Kelly (Brett) King, Scott (Courtney) Slovak and Shannon and Mandy McCullough; and eight great-grandchildren, Bradley and Bryan Barker, Avalyn Trushel, Kristian and Alexander Broman, Dante King and Nolan and Nox Slovak.In addition to her parents Mary was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Rich Trushel on June 1, 2013, and a brother, John Miller in 2012.Friends will be received Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. in the Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Avenue, Monaca, where funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. Rev. Jeff Arnold, Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Beaver, will officiate.Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.To share online condolences, get directions and other information, please visit simpsonfuneralhome.com.