Pauline M. (Higgins) Desrochers


   Pauline Desrochers, 86 of Franklin died at Concord Hospital on February 24, 2021.  She was born in Belmont NH the daughter of Herbert and Pearl Higgins.  Pauline was a graduate of Belmont High School.

   She devoted her life to raising her seven children and has been lovingly referred to as the most technologically savvy grandma on the planet.  She loved spending time working on crafts, jigsaw puzzles and was thrilled to attend her grand-children’s sporting events.

  Family members include son Gerard Desrochers and wife Pam, daughter Theresa Price and husband John, son David Desrochers and wife Candy, son Andrew Desrochers and wife Brenda, daughter Diane Dorval and husband Roger, daughter Donna French, daughter Gail Bartz and husband Roy, and longtime companion Jay Scharf.  Pauline was blessed with 12 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and 2 nephews John and Brian Higgins.

   She was predeceased by her husband of 38 years Roland Desrochers and a sister Eleanor Higgins.

   A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 1, 2021 at 11:00 am in St. Paul Church, 110 School St., Franklin.  Spring burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.  Masks and social distancing are required.

    Visiting hours will be private.

    In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Franklin Outing Club, C/O Kathy Fuller 200 Prospect Street, Franklin NH 03235.

     Thibault-Neun Funeral Home in Franklin is assisting the Desrochers family.  For an online guestbook, please visit



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Mass of Christian Burial
March 1, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Paul Church
110 School St.
Franklin, NH 03235

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