Pauline Paris Bianco, 83, lifelong Ridgefielder, mother of 11

Pauline J. (Paris) (Potter) Bianco, 83, of Ridgefield, wife of the late Richard Potter and the late Luigi Bianco, died surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at her home.

Mrs. Bianco was born in Lyndonville, Vermont, June 25, 1930, daughter of Walter and Jean (Chouinard) Paris.  She attended Ridgefield schools and graduated from Ridgefield High School.

She is survived by eleven children, Patrick and Kim Potter of New Milford; Christopher and Mary Potter of Bethlehem; Suzanne and Noel Shumsky of Mashpee, MA; Madeline and Leroy Pryor of Pittsburgh, PA; Hugh and Helly Potter of Orange; Mary Potter of Sandy Hook; Barbara Potter and Jimmy Wilson of Danbury; Margaret and Richard Barese of Danbury; Luann Bianco of Westfield, MA; Carl and Johanna Bianco of New Canaan; and William and Rosemary Bianco of Norwalk; 15 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren; niece , Jennifer Parish and nephew, Richard Paris.

She leaves many good friends especially Jean Franco of Ridgefield and Charles and Susan Hiravy of Stamford.

In addition to her parents and husbands, Mrs. Bianco was predeceased by a daughter, Jean Potter; a brother and sister in law, Richard and Barbara Paris.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 10:15 am in St. Mary Church, Ridgefield.

Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Ridgefield.

There will be no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Regional Hospice and Home Care of Western CT, 39 Old Ridgebury Rd., Danbury, CT  06810 or

Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield is in charge of arrangements.