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Born in Methuen, Mass., on June 11, 1965, she was the daughter of Phyllis M. Gidley of Hampton, and the late Albert E. Gidley of Salem.
She grew up in Salem, N.H., and attended St. Joseph's Elementary School and Presentation of Mary Academy in Methuen, Mass.
At the age of three she was in her first dance recital and after that there was no stopping her. At four years old she won “New England's Little Miss Lovely.” She came in twelfth in their national competition in Florida. She modeled for Jordan Marsh at age 6. At 15 years old she was on her first of many magazine covers for Seventeen Magazine. Pamela competed in and won many beauty competitions including the Wilhelmina Modeling Agency “Most Beautiful Girl in the World.”
Pam pursued an acting and modeling career in New York City, eventually moving to Los Angeles, California, spending most of her adulthood there. Her acting career included parts in many movies including Thrashin’, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, and Cherry 2000. Also, she appeared in episodes of MacGyver, the Pretender, Tour of Duty, CSI, and the Closer.
Besides her mother, Phyllis M. Gidley of Hampton, she is survived by her brothers, Glenn Gidley of Salem, N.H., Daniel Gidley and his wife Darlene of Hampton, and Brian Gidley of Haverhill, Mass.; nephews and nieces, Adam, Keegan, Erica and Alexis Gidley.
At the family’s request, all services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or N.H. SPCA, P.O. Box 196, Stratham, NH 03885. Arrangements are by the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, Hampton, NH. Please visit www.RemickGendron.com to view Pam’s memorial website, or to sign her tribute wall.
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