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Pamela H. Leys Thomas

December 29, 1963 ~ September 1, 2019 (age 55)


Pamela ” Pam” H. Leys Thomas, 55, of Newport, Rhode Island, passed away on September 1, 2019, at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence.

Pamela was born December 29, 1963, in Boston, MA to William H. Leys and the late Patricia (Macdonald) Leys.

Pam was married to James W. Thomas for 20 years.

Pamela is survived by her husband James W. Thomas, her father William Leys of Newport, her brothers; Matthew Leys of Newport, RI and William Leys of San Louis Obispo, CA. She is also survived by her children; Patrick Dyl, Eric Dyl, Matthew Dyl and his wife Kate, her stepchildren; Richard D. Forbes III, Daniel Forbes, Jessica Thomas, John Thomas and James Thomas, and her grandchildren; Michael Anthony and Collette Dyl, Richard D. Forbes IV, Julian, Quinton and Ryder Forbes, Lincoln Aldrich, Gabriel and Adeline Trust, Nixon Brownell and James Eleanor Thomas, Lola, Mia and Vincent Thomas.

Pamela was a 1982 graduate of Roger's High School where she ran Cross Country. She was an avid fan of the Newport Gulls and a host Mom for 8 seasons. Pamela was a parishioner at Jesus Saviour Church in Newport. She loved to walk on First beach in the mornings prior to its opening. Pam enjoyed crafting, baking and reading. Pam was thoughtful, caring, compassionate and always put others first. Nana Pam (Pippin) will be greatly missed by her loving grandchildren and children.

Calling hours will be held Friday, September 6, 2019, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Memorial Funeral Home 375 Broadway in Newport.

Her funeral will be held on Saturday September 7, 2019 at 8:00am in the funeral with her Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00am in Jesus Saviour Church 509 Broadway in Newport.

Burial will follow in St. Columba Cemetery Brown's Lane in Middletown.

Donations to the Greater Lovell Land Trust 208 Main Street, Lovell, ME 04051, or Roger's High School Athletics Cross Country / Baseball, 15 Wickham Road, Newport, RI 02840.


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Public Visitation
September 6, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Memorial Funeral Home
375 Broadway
Newport, RI 02840

Mass of Christian Burial
September 7, 2019

9:00 AM
Jesus Saviour Church
509 Broadway
Newport, RI 02840

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