Pamela Jesuele

Obituary of Pamela Martarano Jesuele

The family of Pamela Jane Martarano Jesuele is saddened to announce Pamela's tragic passing in her Wimauma, FL home on January 6, 2023 at the age of 74. Born in NYC, NY on April 12, 1948 Pamela was raised in the warm and loving home of Vincent and Josephine Martarano along with her two sisters, Lorraine and Geraldine.

Pamela always had a very special place in her heart for animals.  She was a strong advocate for animal welfare and spent much of her life supporting animal protection organizations and caring for and adopting rescues.  A novice gardener and avid runner (later turned avid walker), she relished in the frequent gatherings of wildlife that often accompanied her outdoor adventures. Indeed, relaxing with her animals at home, curled up with a good book while watching the birds gather around the feeders outside the sunroom was one of her absolute favorite things.

Pamela had a successful career as an interior decorator, first as a lead designer for Jacobson's and then Ethan Allen in MI, and later as her own inspiration for Unique Visions by Pamela M. Jesuele.  She had an incredible eye for artistic decor and antiquities, molding functionality and form with insight and creative detail. Pamela loved to travel. She and her husband, Donald J. Jesuele of 48 years, shared many excursions but her heart (and her love of food) always brought her back to Italy.  The wonderful memories and lasting friendships they made there were always so near and dear to her heart.

Although they were married in Chatham, NJ, Pamela and Donald spent the majority of their lives nestled in their Ann Arbor, MI home, until settling in Wimauma, Florida in 2021 for some warmer adventures in their sunset years.  Pamela leaves behind her sister, Geraldine and brother-in-law Joseph Mangini; her sister-in-law, Nancy Hazelgrove, her only niece and goddaughter, Alyson and her wife Melanie Mangini, her grandniece, Amanda Pereira and grandnephews, Vincent and Nicolas Mangini. She was preceded in death by her parents, Vincent and Josephine, by her sister, Lorraine, and by her nephew Vincent.

Pamela's sudden and unexpected death has left our hearts empty and our minds bewildered. But, those we love are never really lost to us. We feel her in so many ways. Through the friends and family she loved, in the beauty she added to our days, and in the memories that will never be forgotten. Her beautiful smile, her kindness towards all life, and her faith in something greater leave us with the consolation that she is at peace, that she is with her family predeceased and that she is most certainly at the rainbow bridge with arms wide open. A memorial service will be held at the Sun City Center Funeral Home on March 16 at 11am. Condolences and reflections may be left at In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cat Lover's Club of Sun City Center, FL or the Lenawee Humane Society in MI.








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Memorial Service

11:00 am
Thursday, March 16, 2023
Sun City Center Funeral Home
1851 Rickenbacker Dr.
Sun City Center, Florida, United States
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