Pamela Day Stockamore, 69, of Litchfield, passed away on May 11, 2021 after a brief illness.
Pam was born on March 27, 1952, the daughter of the late Richard and Judith (DaRoss) Stockamore also of Litchfield.
Apart from years away at school, Pam was a life-long resident of the Town. Following graduation from Litchfield High School she attended Marymount College graduating in 1974. She then continued studies at Pratt Institute in New York where she received her Master’s Degree in Fine Art upon completion of her studies. Returning to Connecticut she spent her career as an Adjunct Professor at the Hartford campus of the University of Connecticut teaching Art History. Her abiding love throughout her career was painting however, and, while teaching, she maintained a studio in Litchfield ultimately becoming a highly accomplished Abstract Expressionist/ Color Field painter during her time. Her work was represented by galleries both national and international and is now held in private collections throughout the United States, France, Switzerland and Japan.
In her younger days, Pam also had an adibing love of horses and competed extensively throughout New England and New York with her horse, Christopher Robin, amassing a collection of awards. Her dogs and her first Volvo were also a beloved part of her life. The dogs were adorable; the car a little undone. Yet Pam always had the pedal to the metal. She was an avid traveler and she was an avid reader, always open to new thoughts and places. She was never without a book.
Still, she loved nothing more than spending time and sharing a glass of wine with close friends. One event in her life gave her particular pleasure, the year she was selected as The Possum Queen by one of Litchfield’s most admired charities The Possum Queen Foundation, which provides financial assistance to people throughout the Northwest Connecticut who sustain hardships, particularly those with extenuating medical conditions. She also served annually as a photographer on the press bus for the Litchfield Hills Road Race.
Pam is survived by her brother, Richard (Ricky) currently of New Hampshire and her nephew, Christopher, an extended family of cousins and many friends.
She will be missed by all.
Graveside services were private.
Memorial contibutions may be made to Possum Queen Foundation, PO BOX 1507, Litchfield, CT 06759 or Five Points Center for the Visual Arts, P.O. Box 1028 Torrington, CT 06790.