Carol Pollina Obituary

Carol  Pollina
Carol Pollina

July 5, 1925 - March 12, 2017
Born in Waukesha, Wis.
Resided in Harper Woods, MI


Carol Pollina died peacefully on march 12th, surrounded by her six children; Frank, Gordon, Jeannie, John, Sally and Amy.

Carol was born July 5th, 1925, in Waukesha WI to Sam and Jean Price. Wanderlust and an adventurous spirit compelled Carol to leave home at a young age to attend UCLA and then seize the opportunity to move to Japan. Overseas she worked for a Colonel during the American occupation and explored as much as possible, going on ski trips and immersing herself in the Japanese culture. She attended nursing school at Baylor University in Dallas, Texas, where she met her future husband, Dr. Clement Pollina. After marrying in 1952, they moved to Roseville and then Grosse Pointe Park, where they raised their six children.

Carol's strength of character and unselfish nature were especially apparent during the time she spent as a single mother upon Clement's unexpected passing in 1972. To provide for her children, ranging in age from 10 to 19, Carol acquired her real estate license. She continued to work as a realtor until her retirement in her early 70's.

The many friendships she forged over the years brought her so much joy. She played bridge and tennis, was an active member of the Grosse Pointe Newcomers Club, enjoyed visiting museums, going to the theater and was a voracious reader. She never lost her passion for travel and visited Italy, China, Great Britain and Egypt, to name a few.

Carol will be greatly missed by her six children, two daughter-in-laws, two son-in-laws, 14 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

A Memorial luncheon will be held August 18th, 11:00 AM at The Grosse Pointe War Memorial, 32 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236. Please sign the A H Peters obituary guest registry for Carol Pollina and leave a favorite memory. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Carol's memory to your favorite charity.




Memorial Luncheon
Grosse Pointe War Memorial
32 Lake Shore Drive
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI USA 48236
Friday, August 18, 2017
11:00 AM
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