March 2, 1959 ~ July 3, 2020

Born in: New Haven, Connecticut
Resided in: Northford, Connecticut

Pamela J. (Antonio) Gadd, age 61, of Northford, passed away on July 3, 2020 at Connecticut Hospice in Branford. Pamela was the loving wife of Al Gadd. She was born in New Haven on March 3, 1959, a daughter of the late Edward B. Antonio, Sr. and Theresa (Reilly) Antonio, and sister of the late Edward B. Antonio, Jr.  Pamela is survived by her husband Al; her sister Robin Giorgio and her husband Dave of Cheshire; her aunt Irene DePalma; cousins Valerie Miller, Gayle Barbuto, Albert DePalma, William and Robert Garcia, and Karen and  Keith Kiedinger; and in-laws Sue Burban, Jacquelyn Conway, Claudia Moran and Clifton Gadd. Pam was a resident of Hamden before moving to Northford in 1985. She was a former Medical Secretary and a German Shepherd breeder. Pamela was a member of the New Haven German Shepherd Club of America.
Friends may attend her Mass of Christian Burial, which will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 7th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Barnabas Church, 44 Washington Ave., North Haven. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. Arrangements are in care of Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Pam’s memory may be made to the Connecticut National Multiple Sclerosis Society at

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  1. Dear Al, Robin and Dave. This is probably the hardest things we will all have to face and deal with. Imagine life wirhout Pammy in it. She was more than a cousin to me, she was like a sister. We were two peas in a pod, always together. We were in separable. I will always be truly grateful of the memories we shared together and as of family. I will be forever thank ful to her husband Al. What a man who truly loved her, always there and by her side till the end. Like Rick said to me yesterday no one should suffer the way she did these last few years. She is now in heaven dancing with the stars. A girl so full of life is the way I will always remember her. I truly loved you and always will my angel in heaven now. God bless you. God bless Al, Robin and Dave. May god give you the strength to go on. My thoughts and prayers are with u always. Love Valerie

  2. To Pam’s Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of Pam’s passing! I went to high school with her and after we graduated we went to business school together. She would pick me up in her orange car and give me a ride everyday. She was such a good person. May she rest in peace and I hope you all find peace in her passing.

    Mary Sue Smith FitzSimons

  3. I will always remeber Pam as a vibrant and energetic young woman. A fun sense of humor and a loving heart. Taken from us all too early.

  4. My most heartful condolences to Al and the Antonio family and friends. She’s a great person. Danced at Miss Myra’s and figured skated together. My heart breaks for all of you. Rest In Peace Pammy. Say hello to Jr for me.

  5. Al, I am so very sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. Please accept my prayers and condolences.

  6. My sincerest sympathy to Pam’s family. I danced with Pam at Miss Myra’s many years ago. She was always so bubbly and fun loving.

  7. Our deepest condolences to the entire Gadd family, and Pam’s loved ones and friends. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Craig (Davis) and Linda Livieri.

  8. Al, We are so very sorry to hear of Pam’s passing. We enjoyed being your neighbor even though it was for a short time. Our deepest sympathies to you, your family and Pam’s family.

  9. Our deepest condolences Al in the loss of your wife. Our love and prayers to you all.

  10. Al& Robin. I am so sorry fo r your loss, she was a beautiful woman. With an amazing smile! I hope she and you will be at peace!
    pammy.. please hug mom and Ed for me.. Your family means so much to me!
    kathy raucci… (Tangles)

  11. So sorry to hear of Pams passing. I went to high school and danced with Pam at Miss Myra’s. Pam had such a bubbly personality and was Always smiling. My deepest sympathy to Pam’s family.

  12. So sad to hear of Pam’s passing. My best friends beautiful sister had a smile that is unforgettable! Passing along condolences from the entire Tassmer Family. May Pam’s memory be eternal! -Peace Tim

  13. I knew Pam way back from Margaret L. Keefe Elementary School. She always had a kind and loving heart and sweet disposition. Always an upbeat attitude and a smile on her face. So sorry for your loss.

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