Richard T. ‘Dick’ Paulini and Shirley M. Paulini

Due to Covid pandemic restrictions, the Paulini family had to wait to say good bye to Shirley — their amazing mother, Nana and beloved wife of Richard (also known as Dick) — when she passed away on Jan. 2, 2021. With the recent passing of Richard — their wonderful father and Papa — on Oct. 18, 2022, the family realized they could now honor both their parents together in a shared memorial service. Please join them to celebrate the lives of these two incredible people and remember the joy they brought to our lives.

  This joint memorial service will be held at Eernisse Funeral Home, 1167 Washington Ave., Cedarburg, Wis., 53012, on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. The family will receive visitors from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by a service by Father Nick Baumgardner.


Richard Thomas Paulini

Mr. Richard Thomas Paulini of Cedarburg passed away Oct. 18, 2022. He was 86 years old.

The son of Thomas and Celia (Renzaglia) Paulini, Richard was born in Milwaukee, Wis., on Oct. 3, 1936.

Richard was the in-house printer for the WTMJ Broadcasting Group for 46 years before retiring and moving to Cedarburg.

He was also a member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), Local 18, and served in the Air Force Reserves for eight years.

Richard enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a Lionel Train enthusiast.


Shirley Marie (Danen) Paulini

Mrs. Shirley Marie Paulini (nee Danen) passed away Jan. 2, 2021. She was 81 years old.

The daughter of Norbert and Margaret Danen, Shirley was born in Stetsonville, Wis., on July 12, 1939.

Shirley was a homemaker and loving mother to her three daughters and her beloved grandchildren.

  Richard and Shirley were wed on July 23, 1960, and enjoyed 61 years of married life together.

Survivors of Richard and Shirley include daughters Jackie (Gary) Barden of Campbellsport, Wis., Laura (Lance Halvorsen) Paulini of Portland, Ore., and Barbara Paulini of Fox Point, Wis., and three grandchildren, Henry, Silas and Gwyn.

Richard and Shirley were preceded in death by their granddaughter Carly Barden.

  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Cancer Society.

A huge heartfelt thank you to the amazing people and the exceptional care at Lasata in Cedarburg and Aurora Medical Center in Grafton.

Eernisse Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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