Pamela A. McDonough

March 22, 1946 - February 24, 2019

Pamela A. McDonough, age 72 of Springfield, WV (formerly of Arlington, VA) passed away peacefully Sunday, February 24th at her residence.

Born in Washington, DC on March 22, 1946 she was the daughter of the late Frank R. and Clyde G. (Berry) McDonough.  She is also preceded in death by her sister, Patsy McDonough.

Pamela is survived by her husband of 32 years, James A. Marino; her brother, Timothy McDonough of Jacksonville, FL; and several nephews, a niece and numerous other relatives as well as two furry friends, Duchess and Cooper.

Pamela worked her entire professional career at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation beginning as a secretary in 1964 and retiring in 1995 as a space management specialist.  From an early age her true passion was art, winning second place in a national art contest at age 16.  In her 20’s she won several honorable mentions for her photographic works and two first prizes for humorous sketches.  In 1987 she was selected for Best of the Year show at the Martin Luther King Library in Washington, DC.  She joined Gallery West of Alexandria in 1983 where she had numerous solo shows.  Later in her art career she studied under Robert Liberace at the Art League in Alexandria, VA.

Pamela had many lifelong friends and will be remembered and missed by all who knew her.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Romney with Father Thomas officiating.

The family requests that memorial contributions in Pamela’s name be made to: Hospice of the Panhandle ~ 278 North High St. ~ Romney, WV 26757

Please direct inquiries to Shaffer Funeral Home, 304.822.3511


Jamie Kidwell March 4, 2019

2 condolences for “Pamela A. McDonough”

  1. Pam, I will certainly miss you, my friend from 2nd grade at Holy Comforter School in D.C. I remember one occasion when you visited me and my family for a weekend in Temple Hills, Md. Even though we didn’t attend the same Catholic high school, we kept in touch. When I got married and moved to California, we still corresponded and I visited your office at the FDIC, and got to see most of the places where you lived. It was fun to know that whenever I was going to my high school reunions or weddings in Maryland, that you weren’t far away for me to see you in D.C. or Virginia. I was excited to see your retirement home in West Virginia, since I had never been there before. And Jim was always welcoming; I very much enjoyed my tour of Romney with you both, and the train trip from Cumberland to Frostburg! It’s always sad to lose an old friend, and you will be in my heart and prayers forever. Also prayers for Jim and your other family members are going out from me.

  2. Praise the Lord! you made to the place we talked about often my friend. You weren’t only a constant inspiration to me you were very fundamental in getting Hope in the Darkness Project off the ground and kept it running with your prayers and the 1000’s of rosaries you made the past 4 years. With those prayers and rosaries you touched many of the Young Juveniles that HNDP work with It. After they were told about your sickness a week never went by with out them praying and asking about you. They will be heartbroken to hear the news, but know your not pain. They will also always have a part of you as you know all those rosaries were given each of them through the years. who knows you may meet many of them in Heaven because of you. Keep praying for all of them. I still can’t forget some of your last words to me” If only I had the strength I would make more” Yes Lord you got a Saint … My prayers will be for all concerned may God Bless Them, Love and Miss You Pam pray for me

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