Obituary for Pamela Gabrielle Lawry
Pamela Gabrielle Lawry passed away peacefully on January 10th in Lahaina, Hawaii. She will be remembered for her laugh, her wacky sense of humor, her ability to chat it up with just about anybody, her desire to dance the night away, and her love for reading, animals and gardening.
The daughter of Lt. Rosemarie (Batty) Lawry and Captain Russell Lawry, Pamela spent the first four years of her life living with her grandparents in Wakefield, MA, while her father served overseas in WWII. Upon his return, the family moved to Medford, MA, and she enrolled in the Buckingham Brown School in Cambridge, MA. Later on, the family relocated to Lynnfield, MA, and she attended Lynnfield Public Schools, eventually finishing her high school education at the Sea Pines School for Girls in Brewster, MA. After graduation, she took classes in veterinary medicine at William Woods College in Maryland. She then worked at Angel Memorial Hospital in Boston, MA and various other veterinary practices. < /div>
As a child, Pamela had vacationed annually to Day's Cottages in Truro, MA with her family, and these vacations fueled her love for Cape Cod. When she went to the Cape on a summer break, she never turned back, eventually moving to Provincetown.
A true flower-child and free spirit of the 1960's, Pamela loved sunbathing in the dunes, chatting with friends over a cup of coffee, and hiking through the Provincelands.
A lover of people, she worked as a teacher aide in the Provincetown Public Schools, and she soon met and married a local fisherman, Lewis Davis. Showing off her twin-heavy pregnant belly in a bikini was a favorite pastime, as was pushing the double stroller down Commercial Street, glowing with pride over her twins, her daughter, Cirrus and her son, Oceanis.
When Provincetown space became tight with two babies, Pamela bought a home in Wellfleet and soon another daughter, Seneca, was born. Pamela enjoyed setting up a family homestead, and loved teaching her children to tend the garden, milk the goats, and play in the dirt all the while trying to keep the two dogs, Max and Bill, from high-tailing it into town for free biscuits.
After she parted ways from her husband, Pamela moved to Orleans and another baby girl, Talia, was born. Like many single mothers of the time, Pamela worked as a waitress and at various odd jobs to help make ends meet while raising young children and building a house. Despite tough times, she dressed up with her children on Halloween, picked blackberries together for jam that ended up getting scorched, raised chickens from chicks, skated on Baker's Pond when the ice was safe, and sang Christmas carols around her Dad's neighborhood with her kids.
As her children grew more independent, she was able to enter the workforce with more success. She attained her real estate license and she worked as a first responder on the rescue squad in Orleans, MA. A true people person, Pamela worked as a community outreach assistant with individuals with developmental disabilities. She enjoyed bringing her clients to volunteer at the Animal Rescue League and Wildcare, as well as teaching clients to cook and garden. Eventually, she worked at the May Institute with clients with both developmental disabilities as well as mental illness, and she truly believed in showing others how to find the simple joys in life.
When her children grew into adults, she celebrated their adventures and achievements. Most of all, she enjoyed being a grandparent. As the winters became too hard on Cape Cod, she joined her daughter, Talia, in Santa Fe, NM. When the elevation taxed her heart, she joined her daughter, Seneca, in Lahaina, HI. When her grandchildren visited her in Maui, she enjoyed hiking with them to waterfalls, witnessing their daredevil cliff dives, and even snorkeling alongside them to view the sea turtles.
She is survived by her children, Cirrus Farber, Oceanis Lawry, Seneca Lawry, and Talia Fagan, her son-in-law, Dawson Farber, and her grandchildren, Madelyn Farber, Lachlan Farber, Grayson Farber, Samuel Fagan and Daphne Fagan. Additionally, she is survived by her brother, Charles (Kook) Lawry, and her sister, Rebecca Dalton. She is predeceased by her mother, Rosemarie Lawry and her father, Russell Lawry.
Funeral services are private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Brewster Animal Rescue League, Wildcare, Lower Cape Outreach, or Maui Hospice.