Pauline Martinelli, 86, of West Newton, died Monday, June 24, 2019. She was born December 30, 1932 in Altoona, a daughter of the late Veto and Anna (Luciano) Polce. Prior to retirement she was a cafeteria worker for Belle Vernon School District. Surviving are a son, James Martinelli, Jr.; stepdaughter, Marie Smith; grandchildren, Brittany Harry, Brandon and Nicholas Martinelli, Jenna Ralston, and Jeffery and Jeremy Smith; a great granddaughter, Leah Harry; and sisters, Josephine Chioda and Betty Mikosz. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, James Martinelli, Sr.; sisters, Clara Cristoforo, Helen Perriello, and Virginia and Maryann Polce; brothers, Joseph, Dominec, Veto, and Paul Polce; and a stepson-in-law, Glenn Smith. Friends will be received 2-4 & 6-8 pm Thursday at the J. William McCauley, Jr. Funeral Home, 901 Vine St. West Newton. A Funeral Service will be held at 10 am Friday in New Hope Assembly of God, 900 Peairs Rd., Elizabeth. Interment will follow in West Newton Cemetery. Condolences may be left at http://www.mccauleyfuneralhomes.com
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