PAMELA V. "PAM" (MANIKAS) WASHEK

WASHEK, Pamela V. "Pam" (Manikas) 47, of Wayland died peacefully and gracefully under the loving care of her family at her Wayland residence on Sunday, December 2, 2012 following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Beloved daughter of Father Nicholas C. Manikas and Effie I. (Conides) Manikas of Hyannis formerly of Wayland. Loving wife for 24 years of Kevin Washek of Wayland. Devoted and cherished mother of Ainsley E. Washek, Kathryn Mary Washek and Jessica L. Washek all of Wayland. Caring sister of Paul N. Manikas and his wife Becky of Cotuit, Joanna Manikas and her partner Elizabeth Cutler of Winchester, and her twin sister Mary Leach of Northborough. Daughter-in-law of Catherine Regan of Hopkinton. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Visitation on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Greek Orthodox Church of St. Demetrios, 57 Brown Street, Weston. A Funeral service is planned for Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 at 10:00 AM at the church. Interment to follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Wayland. In lieu of flowers her family requests memorial gifts in Pam's memory may be sent to the Neighbor Brigade, 18 Willard St, Wayland, MA. 01778 or to St. Demetrius Church Building Fund. Pam was the founder and Executive Director of the Neighbor Brigade which assists families during their time of temporary crisis. Pam dedicated her life to helping others and always felt it a devotion and privilege to be able to do so. For on-line condolences and directions pleasevisit www.johncbryantfuneralhome.com

Published in The Boston Globe on Dec. 3, 2012