Pamela Jean (Sterling) Smiley

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WINSLOW - Pamela Jean (Sterling) Smiley of Winslow died peacefully, surrounded by her family on October 6, 2018 at the age of 61. She was born on September 27, 1957 in Waterville, Maine to Richard and Valerie (Sawtelle) Sterling.
Pam graduated from Waterville High School in 1975. After marrying Frederick Smiley in 1976, they lived in both California and Texas then eventually moved back to Winslow to raise their family. Pam worked at the Winslow Town Office for 31 years, most recently as the Town Clerk.
Known to her grandkids as Grammy or Gramma-Pamma, she loved to be with them and spent most evenings and free time bouncing around visiting them. Selfless and hardworking, Pam never hesitated to help anyone and never asked for anything in return. Her kind, loving soul and infectious laugh brought comfort to many. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and "preserving the harvest." Pam's famous dilly beans, Chex mix, tourtière pie and meatballs are among the many items loved by family and friends. Family was the most important thing to Pam. Her favorite times were summer trips to Rhode Island and holiday gatherings surrounded by all the chaos, good food and love.
Pam is survived by her four daughters and their spouses; Rene Smiley and Jack Stepp of Winslow, Jessica Smiley and Peter Cheesman of Winslow, Emily Smiley of Waterville, Jillian Smiley and Joe Bard of Fairfield, six grandchildren; Eliott, Nora, Marlon, Hudson, Atlas and Jane, five siblings, eight sisters and brothers-in-law, twenty-two nieces and nephews and eight grand-nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents, mother and father-in-law; Richard and Beverly Smiley, and her husband of thirty-three years; Fred Smiley.
Family and friends are invited to celebrate Pam's life on Saturday, October 20th from 11am-2pm at the Waterville Elks Banquet Center, 76 Industrial Street. There will be a private family burial. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Pam's memory to Maine General Health to benefit Hospice Care:
Maine General Health
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PO Box 828
Waterville, Maine 04903-0828
https://give.mainegeneral.org/page.aspx?pid=405

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Gallant Funeral Home, Inc.
10 Elm St.
Waterville, ME 04901
207-873-3393
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Published in Central Maine on Oct. 10, 2018