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Pamela Mistretta Giroir

October 18, 1943December 16, 2020

Pamela Marie Mistretta Giroir, born on October 18, 1943, and passed away on December 16, 2020 at the age of 77 at OLOL Hospital surrounded by her family. She was a native and resident of Donaldsonville, LA. Pam was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sibling and friend. She enjoyed spending time with her family and watching LSU and Saints Football. Pam was a devoted Catholic who cherished her faith and was also a member of the Ascension Catholic choir. She graduated from Ascension Catholic High, Nichols State University, and Louisiana State University where she completed her college and master’s degrees as an English teacher while raising three boys. Pam retired after teaching for forty plus years, she taught at Ascension Catholic and Donaldsonville High. She is survived by her husband of fifty-eight years, Ronnie Giroir; three sons, Ronald Jr. "Jimmy" (Bing), Ruben (Regina), and Rodney "Rocky" (Melissa) Giroir; five grandchildren, Chace (Katrina), Jie, Devyn, Alyssa and Cali; three great grandchildren, Charli Rose, Harleigh, and Kylee. Pam was also very close to and survived by her brother, Tommy Mistretta Jr., and his family; her sister-in-law, Janet Toleson, and her family; her brother-in-law, Richard Giroir, and his family; and her Uncle Kenneth Maher, and his family. Pam had a special relationship with every member of her family and with her friends. She was also a second mother to some of the neighborhood, especially Andrew and Gerard Frey who still call her Jo. Pam touched the lives of thousands of people. She is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Marie Mistretta; three grandchildren, Kain Giroir, Emily Brown and Dylan McClendon; one aunt, Jeanette Maher; mother and father in law, Wilson and Gertrude Giroir and bother-in-law, Jerry Toleson. Due to current circumstances, only immediate family and close friends will be invited to attend the funeral service for Pam.

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Anthony & JoAnn Grisaffe, Sr

December 24, 2020

Our condolences and prayers go out to Ronnie and family. Pam, always with a smile on her face and a kind word wherever we would meet. She will be greatly missed at our 60th ACHS Class Reunion this coming year.

Cynthia (Cindy) Richard

December 23, 2020

I met Pam when we were teaching at DHS. We lost touch for a few years but reunited at the teacher retirement lunches she so carefully organized. We all shared stories of our children and grandchildren. Pam was so proud of hers. She was truly a joy to us and will be greatly missed. Condolences to the family. Rest in peace my beautiful friend.

Robert Hebert

December 23, 2020

Pam and I were classmates at ACHS, graduating together in 1961. She was a warm and lovely person, always quick with a smile and a hug. Although we went our separate ways, I always remembered her fondly--and still do. My deepest sympathy to Ronnie and their children. (I know we're distantly related, Hook, and I'm hoping to learn more about our shared genealogy one day!)

Theresa Deprato

December 23, 2020

I am so saddened by Pam's passing. My deepest condolences to her family. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Tony Falterman

December 23, 2020

My deepest sympathies to the family.

Sheila Shirley

December 21, 2020

Pam and I became friends while teaching at Donaldsonville High. We could always find something to laugh about and I always enjoyed talking with her. We started meeting for lunch in the summers with a group of teachers and when we all retired she continued to plan our lunches monthly up until the dreaded covid began. She and I also after retiring played scrabble daily on Words With Friends. We didn’t miss a game unless one was on vacation. I realized earlier this month that I hadn’t had a game in awhile. I was so saddened to hear the news. She will be greatly missed! My prayers are with the family.

Alicia and Scott STERNFELS

December 21, 2020


Ms. Pam was a wonderful, caring person.
Your family is in our thoughts as you grieve this loss.

Richard Aucoin

December 20, 2020

Pam and I graduated from Ascension Catholic High in 1961. She was always a pleasure to talk to. I left Donaldsonville in 1961 but when I was down I would see her at Mass singing in the Choir. I would see her at all our class reunions. I have good memories of her. She always said hello. My prayers are with Ronnie and family.

Richard Aucoin

Hoss Michelle & Brett Reine

December 20, 2020

Our heartfelt prayers and condolences to the Family.

Tressie Burns-Madere

December 20, 2020

Oh how I know you will be missed, I have had some of the best memories with your family. Especially you n Ronnie getting out of bed and we would all eat ice cream cones. Prayers to you all Ronnie, Jimmy, Ruben & Rocky and the rest of the family, my heart aches for you all.

Tight hugs!
Tressie

FROM THE FAMILY