19 May, 1943 – 6 May, 2021
Pam (Marden) Ramberg, loving mother, friend, and partner found eternal peace on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at the age of 77. She is survived by her children, Eric Ramberg and Leah Ramberg Middleton, daughter-in-law Belinda Ramberg, son-in-law Johnathan Middleton, grandchildren Madeleine and Jacob Ramberg, long-time life partner Andrew Normand, and father of her children Steve Ramberg.
Pam was a native of Waltham, Massachusetts and the only child of Chester and Louise (Hatch) Marden. As a child she dreamed of being a nurse. While her career took a different path, her kindness and compassion toward others shown throughout her life. She was a living testament to her Unitarian faith. She left Massachusetts to raise her young family in Alexandria, Virginia where she developed lifelong friendships that she cherished deeply. Many of her conversations were about lunch with the girls or catching up with old friends. She remained in Northern Virginia until her passing, yet her life always reflected her deep New England roots. Pam was first and foremost a devoted mother. She cherished this role, giving her children a lifetime of unconditional love and support while instilling in them her strong, resilient, and independent spirit. She unabashedly lived the “cliché” of her children being her greatest pride and joy. Warm memories of holiday gatherings, trips to the beach and stories about wine making adventures will remain with us forever. She enjoyed traveling the world and felt most at peace when she was relaxing by the water or collecting seashells on the beach. There was always a crossword in progress and herbs growing in her meticulously kept garden. She was an avid reader, book club member, and Friend of the Lorton Library. After a long career in the healthcare industry, she continued to be active in the community as a volunteer at Mount Vernon Hospital and president of her community’s HOA. She found great joy in being of service to others. Her family, friends, and all whose lives she touched will miss her beyond measure. Her gentle spirit and beautiful smile will be with us always.
Friends are invited to say goodbye to Pam and celebrate her life at Demaine Funeral Home in Alexandria, Virginia on Friday May 21, 2021 from 2 to 5 p.m. The family will have a private ceremony at the Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose, Massachusetts where she will be reunited with her parents.
In lieu of flowers, friends wishing to honor Pam are invited to make a donation in her name to Service Club of Andover, Fairfax Library Foundation, or Lasell University.
Friday, 21 May , 2021
21 May 2021
From the first time I met Pam, she was so friendly, inviting and kind to me. She welcomed me into her family and treated me like a daughter. She showed me what a great mom, friend and grandmother is. She always put her family first and made us feel loved and special.
We chatted on the phone often and shared our good days and vented to each other about our bad days. She was a great listener, supportive and gave great advice. When the days were long, she would remind me that the days quickly turn into years so enjoy each day.
She would always tell me how lucky she was to have such great kids who turned into fantastic people. She was so proud of Eric and Leah- how kind, generous, loving they were and all of their accomplishments.
For 30 years, I have been blessed and honored to have Pam in my life and I will miss her every day for the rest of my life. She was a very special person to me.
20 May 2021
Pam was my neighbor for many years and I enjoyed talking with her while she was planting flowers in her yard. I looked forward to seeing her on my walks and catching up especially during the last year. She was a wonderful lady and so dedicated to our community. We first met at one of our community days many years ago and she was always so helpful. I will really miss her and our talks. My deepest condolences to her family and partner.
17 May 2021
how can it be over 40 years since Pam and I met when she moved in across from me on Orville Street. Together we enjoyed fabulous times along with some rough patches which we were able to face because of the love and support of one another. Though we weren't able to get together in recent years, we still caught up with each other periodically and I'm so glad we didn't lose contact. I hate that our good intentions of getting together ran out of time before we could let each other know how meaningful our friendship was. She will be missed by many. Love you Pam.
17 May 2021
Too many memories to count with a very best friend of 30 years. I miss you more than words can ever convey. You will forever be in my heart and I will cherish all of the wonderful moments we shared.
You were always caring and supportive, bringing sunshine into my life and the lives of others. May God find a special place for you in Heaven.
16 May 2021
In memory of Pam ~ I had the greatest pleasure of meeting Pam through my mom and her dear friends. Pam was so kind hearted and inviting to me. I remember going to her house and enjoying the best cooked meal and her gracious hosting. Pam was a wonderful cook and such good company. I enjoyed many conversations and her welcoming personality will always be in my heart. Her spirit will live on. My thought's and prayers go out to Eric & Leah.
Mindy Perry~ Daughter of Linda Bailey
14 May 2021
I met Pam 9 years ago at our HOA meeting, and was amazed by her dedication and the time she willingly devoted to our community. I had the pleasure of working closely with her on the HOA Board and forming a friendship. I delighted in her knowledge of the area, her always interesting activities (picking grapes for the grape harvest!) her intelligence, sense of humor and her zest for life. I send sincere condolences to her family and friends. She will be greatly missed.
Paul and Laura Perra
13 May 2021
Paul and I enjoyed many special times with Pam over the past 25 -plus years, especially our Marine Corps outings. She was a kind, generous, and thoughtful woman, and a great friend to me. Along with Andy, Paul and I explored places from Normandy to San Diego, always happy in Pam’s company. May she Rest In Peace, and may her family be comforted. We will miss her more than we can say.
12 May 2021
It was a pleasure to meet and get to know Pam through her being part of the Lorton Library Book Club. Her wonderful support and participation helped sustain the Club. Pam’s kindness, intelligence and good spirits were so appreciated. I’m very grateful she chose and stuck with us. Pam will truly be missed. My deepest sympathy to her family.