You are here

Obituary: Pamela Rice Rendeiro ’45

Pamela Rice Rendeiro of Hamden, Conn. died peacefully on March 12, 2011. She had lived in Hamden for 52 years after 5 years of residence in New Haven. She was predeceased by her husband, Christian F. Rendeiro. Pam was born in 1924, grew up in Madison, Wisconsin, and received her BA from Antioch College, her MA from Univ. of Chicago and her PhD. in Political Science from Univ. of Wisconsin. She taught political science at Wellesley College and Southern Conn. State University, where she established a scholarship. After her retirement she taught for many years with the Institute for Learning in Retirement. She was an active member of the Unitarian Society of New Haven and a volunteer with the League of Women Voters for over fifty years. Her other volunteer activities included: FISH, Columbus House the Community Fund for Women & Girls, docent at the Jonathan Dickerman House, host family to Yale's foreign students, the Hamden Land Trust, Girl Scout leader, resident council at Whitney Center and a host of others. She was an ardent hiker and gardener, was in two book groups, a tennis group, and two choirs. She enjoyed playing games of all kinds and was always willing to try new things, including riding the Superman roller coaster at age 75. Pamela is survived by her children, Beth Rendeiro and her husband Steven DePaul of Los Angeles, Rick Rendeiro and his wife Jill of Avon, five grandchildren, Nicholas and Rosy DePaul and Christopher, Gregory and Caroline Rendeiro, a brother Tim Rice of Syracuse, New York and a wide circle of friends. She was predeceased by three brothers. There will be a celebration of Pam's life on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at the Unitarian Society of New Haven at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Rendeiro Scholarship at Southern Conn. State University, the Fund for Women & Girls - Community Fund of New Haven or the Unitarian Society of New Haven.