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Pamela Jean (Pullan) Ozyck, 70, of East Boothbay, Maine, formerly of Guilford, died on March 27 in the comfort of her own home attended by her devoted and loving husband of 47 years, Thaddeus (Ted) Paul Ozyck. Pam’s life was one filled with a profound love of family and community, service to others, and a deep spirituality. She surrounded herself with beauty and reflected this back into everything and everyone she touched.
Pam was born in Leeds, England, on April 19, 1942, daughter of the late Elizabeth and Cyril Pullan. She completed her secondary education and went on to attend nursing school in Leeds, England. On August 21, 1964 in Leeds, Pam and Ted married before moving to Connecticut in the same year. Their life together was spent in Guilford, and then in East Boothbay, Maine. Pam and Ted had a strong, loving marriage filled with travel, adventure, laughter, and tenderness. They could often be found walking hand in hand on a beach wherever their travels took them.
Pam spent her life serving others. After leaving England, her brief nursing career was spent in the psychiatric ward at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven. Once all of her children were born and of school age, Pam served the community as an ordained lay minister through St. George Catholic Church in Guilford. Through her work at the Saint George’s Peace and Justice Center, Pam spearheaded the creation of numerous service-oriented projects, including the Women and Family Life Center, as well as the establishment of Meals on Wheels and Friendly Visitors for the shoreline community. Centro San Jose and the Columbus House shelter in New Haven were often recipients of Pam’s generosity and compassion. As an active member of the community at Mercy Center in Madison, she acted as program coordinator and as a Spiritual director during her cherished time there.
Upon retiring to Maine in 2006, Pam again committed to serving others through training and acting as a hospice volunteer. As an active member of the St. Columba community, she (and Ted) could often be found preparing meals in the church kitchen for community lunches and Warming Kitchen days. The Boothbay Region Garden Club and the flower committee for Saint Columba’s Episcopal Church were where Pam shared her love of flower arranging. This was not only a joy to Pam, but to all who shared her beautiful arrangements. Watercolor painting became one of Pam’s fundamental creative outlets in her retirement. Through her paintings, she leaves a lasting legacy of beauty for all those who knew and loved her.
Family was one of her greatest joys and a hug from Pam always let everyone know how loved and welcome they were in her life. She cherished every moment with her children, granddaughter, family and close friends. So many lives were graced by Pam’s generosity of spirit, open heart and genuine compassion. She will be greatly missed by all whose lives were touched by her kindness.
Besides her husband and constant companion of 47 years, she is survived by her four children and their spouses, Jeanna Pullan Ozyck and Darius Azin of Bend, Oregon, Sarah Beth Ozyck and Michael Rau of Hollis, Maine, Amelia Josephine Ozyck of Austin, Texas, Carter Thaddeus Ozyck and Laura Viscomi of Guilford, and her first grandchild, Catie Jeanna Rau-Ozyck. She is also survived by her loving sister Jacqueline and Jacqueline’s husband John Urlock of Centerville, Maryland, and her in-laws, Adeline Ozycz of Meriden, Paul Ozyck, Anna Mae Salvatore, and Joanne Santos, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.