Pamela J. McCright, 72, of Waukesha, Wisconsin passed away on November 24, 2021, surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of Keith McCright for nearly 47 years. Loving mother of Edward (Elizabeth) McCright and Rebecca McCright. Devoted grandmother of Mavia, Henry and Patrick McCright and Grayson and Riley Gruber. Also survived by her brother whom she adored, George (Chris) Caritinos, and his daughter, Jennifer (Nick). She will be missed deeply by many other relatives and close friends.
Pam was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on March 3, 1949, to the late George and Lois (nee Rapp) Caritinos who preceded her in death. She was a graduate of Greenfield High School where she participated in synchronized swimming and was on prom court. Pam went on to obtain her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, after which she worked for several years as a gym teacher before pursuing a career in the insurance industry from which she ultimately retired.
On November 30, 1974, Pam married the love of her life, Keith. They built a wonderful life together, establishing family traditions and creating treasured memories for their children and grandchildren. She was a talented baker, best known for her elaborate birthday cakes, celebratory cupcakes and famous 4th of July cheesecake. Pam made every family gathering special by doting on her loved ones, serving favorite dishes and spoiling them with thoughtful gifts. She loved being a mother to Ed and Becky throughout their lives. Her grandchildren were Pam’s greatest joy, and she was their biggest fan. She cheered at their sporting events, took pride in their accomplishments and celebrated the uniqueness of each grandchild. Pam loved her family with all of her heart.
Pam cultivated friendships throughout her life, easily connecting with others through her warm and generous nature. Even everyday moments were enlivened with Pam’s energy and spunk. She was an avid Bucky Badger fan, and her fandom flourished when both Ed and Becky attended the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Pam harbored other loves, cherishing each family dog over the years, especially Holly, who captured a special place in her heart. Pam touched many throughout her life, and she will be fondly remembered.
The gathering to celebrate Pam’s life will be held at Krause Funeral Home – 21600 West Capitol Drive, Brookfield, Wisconsin on Saturday, December 11, 2021, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The Memorial Service will immediately follow.