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