Pamela “Pam” Ann Scanlon, 77, passed away unexpectedly Monday, May 1, 2023, at home in Grosse Pointe Farms. Her family is deeply saddened by her sudden death.
Pam was born December 29, 1945, in Harper Woods, to Elizabeth and Gilbert Fradeneck. As the family grew, they moved to Grosse Pointe Park. Pam and her seven younger siblings attended St. Ambrose grade school and high school, where Pam met the love of her life, Timothy “Tim” Scanlon.
Pam and Tim welcomed two children into their home, Mollie Scanlon and Patrick John Scanlon. Pam and Tim were hardworking people and in 1976, purchased a cottage on Grand Lake. They spent many cherished good times at the lake with family and friends.
Pam was employed at Detroit Tap and Tool during the 1970s and 1980s, working alongside her sister, Sandy. Many lunches were spent shopping at the local TJ Maxx and other discount stores. Later in life, Pam also worked for the city of Grosse Pointe. She did many jobs for the city and took pride working alongside the police and fire departments.\
After Tim’s retirement from Detroit Edison, Pam took up volunteering for the Grosse Pointe Historical Society. In the last few years, Pam enjoyed doing genealogy and sharing this with her family. \
Even though she had many interests, her biggest love was being a wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She was everyone’s biggest cheerleader and never spoke an ill word. Her faith and family helped her after Tim passed away in fall 2022.
Pam was predeceased by her husband, Tim; and siblings, Sandra “Sandy” Harville (Jemar), Timothy (Kay) and William (Rosie). She is survived by her siblings, Susan Fradeneck, Kevin (Carole), Mary Liz DuCharme (Peter) and Robert (Pam); children, Mollie Scanlon Donaldson and Patrick John Scanlon (Deanna); and grandchildren, Bridget, Timothy and Maureen.\
Pam will be remembered during a memorial Mass Monday, May 22, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 15020 Hampton, Grosse Pointe Park. Friends and family will gather at 10:30 a.m. at the back of the church with Mass at 11 a.m.\
Donations may be made to St. Ambrose Parish Choir, 15020 Hampton St. Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230.