Esther Pauline Williams

January 27, 1925 ‒ June 01, 2016

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Esther Pauline Williams passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2016 in Ohio Health Mansfield Hospital. She was 91.

She was born January 27, 1925 to parents Francesco & Rafina (DiAchille) D’Agostino in Mansfield.

On January 3, 1945, she married Donald L. Williams and they shared 59 wonderful years of marriage until he passed away in 2004. Now they are together again.

Esther worked as a lead inspector with Hamilton Standard, formerly Essex Wire, where she worked for almost 25 years until retiring in 1987.

Esther was a very active member at Resurrection Parrish. In spare time, she took pleasure in working on crafts at the Lexington Civic Center and gardening flowers. But above all, Esther cherished her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by children Larry & Beverly Williams of Walters, OK, Diane & Greg Bartlett of Mt. Vernon, and Gary & Diane Williams of St. John Newfoundland, Canada; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; siblings Ann Thomas of Shelby and Charles & Wanda Augustine of Mansfield; sisters-in-law Helen Augustine formerly of Mansfield and Edith Augustine of Ashland.

In addition to her loving husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; daughter Sandra Lee Shade; siblings Mary Colarosa, Michael Augustine, Anthony Augustine, Josephine Augustine, Joseph Augustine, Jenny Krichbaum, James Augustine, Florence McCracken, Rose Augustine, Catherine Vogt, Dominic Augustine and Pat Augustine.

The Williams family will receive friends Monday, June 6, 2016 from 12 to 2 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where a funeral service honoring Esther’s life will begin immediately at 2 p.m. The Rev. Father Nelson Beaver will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Resurrection Parish and bring or send to the funeral home: P.O. Box 3085, Mansfield, Ohio 44904.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Esther’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at

  • Diane, Greg and Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers!
    Sam, Bunny and Jillian Vance

  • Diane, Greg and Family,

    Sorry to learn of the passing of Diane’s Mother. May you find comfort in many
    fond memories of her. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Don and Pat Reeder and Family

  • Diane, Larry and Gary, I am so sorry for your loss. I have many wonderful memories of your Mother, Father and Sandy and the time our families spent together. My brother Dave passed at the end of March, this year. I envision all of them being together again, just like old times. May God bless you and comfort you. Carole Bohlen (Krichbaum)

  • My deepest sympathy to all of you, I’m so sorry to miss Pauline’s Services. She was such a giving person, whether it was her time or her talent helping her Church, Lexington Senior Center and her family. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Dominic and I shared many fun afternoons with Don and Pauline.
    Love and Prayers, Helen