Pamela S. Sawyer, age 79

of Braintree

Pamela S. Sawyer, age 79

Pamela S. Sawyer, age 79, of Braintree, formerly of Quincy, died peacefully, Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at AccentCare Inpatient Hospice Center in Milton, in the comfort of her loving family.

Pamela was born in Boston, to the late Chester R. and Betty (Robinson) Sawyer. Raised and educated in Quincy, she was a graduate of North Quincy High School, Class of 1961. She earned an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice from Quincy Junior College and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Pam owned and operated her own daycare in Quincy for many years and was lovingly known as “Nana Pam” to her daycare families. Prior to that, she was employed as an administrative assistant at the Faulkner Hospital and Children’s Hospital.

Pam was an active member of the Quincy Point Congregational Church, and a former longtime member of Bethany Congregational Church in Quincy.

She was an avid fan of the Boston sports teams. An active woman, she enjoyed tap dancing and Zumba in her later years. She was also very social and enjoyed spending time with friends.

Pam’s passion in life was her family. She especially enjoyed attending her grandchildrens’ sporting events.

Devoted mother of Danielle E. Palmariello and her husband Anthony of Ipswich, Allison K. Cayer and her husband Shawn of Quincy, and the late Brian E. Spring.

Loving grandmother of Brianna Mogan, Lauren Palmariello, Ryan Kelson, and Charlie Kelson. Step grandmother of Shawn, Patrick, Andrew, and Matthew Cayer, Domenic and Christian Palmariello. Cherished great grandmother of Wyatt Mogan.

Dear sister of Victoria Smith of Quincy.

Pam is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Tuesday, May 16, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Funeral Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 17, at 10 a.m. Reverend Kimberly J. Murphy, Pastor of Quincy Point Congregational Church, will officiate. Interment to follow at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

For those who wish, donations in Pamela’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


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  • Pam was a gift to her family and for all who knew her. She was my very best friend for over 40 years. I will miss her beautiful smile, her laughter and our chats.
    She was blessed to have a loving family and I was blessed to have her in my life.

    Rest peacefully❤️

  • so sorry to hear this news. thoughts and prayers to the family .

  • Such a beautiful lady, always outgoing, social kind. I hope you have the pleasure of reuniting with your son Brian in heaven. You will always be missed Pam.
    God be with you always! Love you, Kathy.

  • To the family. My prayers and thoughts are with you during these most difficult times. She was a wonderful women and will be remembered forever Tom

  • Dear Danielle and Allison – So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing; she was a sweetheart who touched so many people’s lives… she will be missed!

  • Pam was a wonderful caring woman. Sending sincere condolences to the entire family. We love you all and praying you can find peace with all the loving memories. Rest in the sweetest peace Pam 🙏❤️🥲
    Love The Schmall Family

  • My deepest condolences to Pam’s family, and friends. I knew her from 1000 Southern Artery, our workout and tap classes. She was a great tap dancer, and always had a smile for everyone. A sweetheart that everyone loved. Rest In Peace Pam. We miss you!
    Barb Dorley

  • My Heart goes out to the family. I just read the Quincy Sun. Pam was So kind . You will be missed Pam. Rest in peace.❤️ Rob

  • Condolences to Pam’s family. Pam and I attended NQHS together. A beautiful lady. Prayers and love.