Pamela J. Cosgrove
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Pamela Jean Cosgrove of Braintree, died September 25, 2020, with her husband Robert Cosgrove at her side. She was born August 10, 1944, in Quincy, the daughter of Lawrence and Teresa Forde, and lived in Quincy until 1989. After graduating from Quincy High School, where she was class valedictorian, she earned a bachelor's degree from Emmanuel College, and a master's degree from Boston College. Following a year teaching at Holyoke Jr. College, in 1969 she joined the staff of Braintree High School as an English teacher, retiring four decades later in 2009. Known for her energy, enthusiasm, and wit, Pam was perennially voted "favorite teacher" by the students. She also taught summer school, and evening courses. During her years in Braintree she served as yearbook advisor, National Honor Society advisor, and co-chair of the high school reevaluation committee. She did public relations work for the high school, and was Vice President for Public Relations for the Braintree Education Association. She was a voracious reader, and a skillful writer. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sisters, Melanie Forde and Valerie Forde-Galvin, both of Virginia, by a number of nieces and nephews, many friends, and by Piper, the most recent of a number of well-loved dogs. In keeping with the Covid-19 guidelines, which include face coverings, social distancing and wait times in line due to temporary limited capacity, visiting hours will be held on Monday, October 5, from 4-8 p.m. at the Cartwright Funeral Home, 69 So. Franklin St. (Rte. 37), Holbrook. A graveside service and burial will take place on Tuesday, October 6, at 11 a.m. in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. All are invited to attend the burial. funeral procession will form at the funeral home at 10 a.m. A post-Covid memorial service is tentatively scheduled for August, 2021, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Brockton, where Pam was a member and had served on the church council. In lieu of flowers, donations in Pam's memory may be made to the Milton Animal League, 181 Governor Stoughton Lane, Milton, MA 02186. For directions or to leave a sympathy message for the family, please visit www.cartwrightfuneral.com.

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Published in Braintree Forum from Oct. 3 to Oct. 15, 2020.
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February 2, 2021
Dear Bob,
I just learned of Pam’s death. As you may remember we were colleagues at BHS with rooms next door to each other. She was a lovely , smart and very funny lady! She always kept me in good cheer. My condolences to you and your family. May her memory be a blessing.
Paula Freeman
Friend
February 2, 2021
Dear Bob,
I just learned of Pam’s death. As you may remember we were colleagues at BHS with rooms next door to each other. She was a lovely , smart and very funny lady! She always kept me in good cheer. My condolences to you and your family. May her memory be a blessing.
Paula
Friend
October 23, 2020
Pam was a wonderful colleague. I worked with her for 5 years at BHS, at the start of my career. She was already a veteran then, but she welcomed me and treated me like I was not just out of school. She always made me laugh. The students loved her so much, and knew that she loved them. My condolences to her family and loved ones. She will be missed but her memory will live on in all those students and staff she impacted!
Carole (Smith) Hosey
Coworker
October 6, 2020
Aunt Pammy lit up a room. Even when I was little I knew that when Aunt Pammy arrived, it was party time. She showered all of us with affection and praise, sharing her wisdom and erudition. I will always carry the happy memories of summer cook-outs surrounded by her friends and relatives, with her telling hilarious stories all evening long. Whenever we encountered her students or colleagues out and about I would notice their faces light up as they came over to say hello to "Ms. Forde", and I could see how much she meant to them.
Lauren Elizabeth Butler
October 5, 2020
Sending my deepest sympathy on the passing of Ms. Forde (as I knew her when she was my teacher at Braintree High in the 1980's). She was a great teacher... inspired her students (myself included) to learn and grow. I followed in her footsteps as I am now a teacher as well. Thank you Ms. Forde.
Kathleen Rose (Sheedy) Cerruti
Student
October 3, 2020
Pam was a beautiful person and fabulous teacher. She will be truly missed.
Robert D. McDonald
Student
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