January 2, 1949 - March 26, 2014

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Obituaries » PAMELA R. FRENCH

FRENCH, PAMELA ROSE GHIRINGHELLI, 65, of Graniteville, passed away suddenly March 26. Pam was born in Montpelier Jan. 2, 1949, at Heaton Hospital to Catherine (O’Neill) and the late Harry D. Ghiringhelli. On Sept. 21, 1968, Pam married Bert Stephen French Jr. in Montpelier. They made their home in Middlesex and Worcester, until Bert’s death on June 20, 2005. After Bert’s passing, Pam moved to Graniteville to be closer to her family. Pam grew up in Montpelier, graduating from Montpelier High School in 1968. After graduation, Pam began a career at National Life Insurance Co., which spanned over 40 years. She worked there full time until she had to retire due to her husband’s illness. After her husband Bert’s death, Pam went back to work at National Life part time. She also worked part time for the Worcester and then Graniteville post office, retiring from the post office in 2011. She continued working at National Life Insurance Co. part time until her passing. Pamela enjoyed gardening, NASCAR, ceramics, yearly trips to Maine with her family, and Facebook games. Mostly she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren. Pam is survived by her son, Timothy French and wife Robin, of Graniteville; daughter Sarah Emmons and husband Timothy, of Williamstown; and four grandchildren. Also surviving are her sisters, Cynthia Daniels and husband Raymond Quimby Jr., Lynda and husband Larry Graham; her mother, Catherine Ghiringhelli; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Pam had many special friends she enjoyed going out to dinner with, and just catching up on local news. Pamela was predeceased by her husband, Bert S. French Jr.; father, Harry D. Ghiringhelli; sister Jean Lyons; and in-laws Bert and Stella French.

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