Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Pamela Jean Ozzello

WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Our beautiful mother, wife, daughter, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend Pamela J. Ozzello was welcomed to her heavenly home on Thursday, July 25, 2019, at the Solvay Hospice House in Duluth, Minn.

The former Pamela Singleton was born on June 9, 1968, at Divine Infant Hospital in Wakefield, a daughter of Donald K. and Patricia A. (Russ) Singleton. She attended Wakefield High School and graduated in 1986.

Pam was the owner and operator along with her husband, Cory, of the Korner Kitchen Restaurant in Wakefield. She met numerous wonderful customers that later became very special friends. Pam had many jobs before becoming a business owner, but the ones dearest to her heart were her restaurant, Peter Koruga and Sons in Wakefield and the Sawdust Bin in Ironwood.

Pam was a very simple girl, never asking for anything, a very kind, caring, loving and quick-witted lady. She enjoyed the outdoors, camping at Lake Gogebic with her husband and grandchildren, her home and gardens, but most of all she tremendously loved her children and grandchildren.

Pam was the strongest person any of her family or friends have ever known. She fought the hardest battle of her life for six years. Countless people will dearly miss her and she will be forever in our hearts.

On Aug. 6, 1988, she married her high school sweetheart and the love of her life, Cory T. Ozzello.

Pam is survived by her beloved husband, Cory; her mother, Patricia "Pat" Singleton, Wakefield; a son, Nathan Lee (Sarah) Ozzello, along with grandchildren, Aryonna, Jaycee and Dominick, all of Bessemer; a daughter, Trisha Elaine Ozzello (Matt Mlynarski), along with a grandson, Zayden, all of Ramsay; three sisters, Cindy (Rick) Giackino, Renee Mageria and Diane (Dave) Halberg, all of Wakefield; two brothers, Mike Singleton (Laken Ozzello), Wakefield, and Daniel Singleton, Ironwood; an aunt, Mary Glentz, Wakefield; two brothers-in-law, Kip Ozzello (Myra Miller), Wakefield, and Todd (Lori Anderson) Ozzello, Bloomer, Wis .; and numerous close to her heart, nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Pam had many friends, but two of the closest to her heart were Renee Jagger and Peter Koruga.

She was predeceased by a son, Mark Anthony Ozzello; her father, Donald "Don" Singleton; a niece, Samantha Merrill; a nephew, Dixon Giackino; two brothers-in-law, Greg Mageria and Scott "Stretch" Ozzello; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gene and Elaine Ozzello.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, Aug. 1, at 11 a.m., preceded by visitation at 9:30 a.m., at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 407 Ascherman St., Wakefield, with the Rev. Dominic Agyapong, celebrant.

Rite of Committal and interment will take place at Lakeside Cemetery, Wakefield, followed by a luncheon at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9084, 107 E. U.S. 2, Wakefield.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Jerald Rocco, owner and manager of Lakeside Memorial Chapel Inc., in Wakefield. Condolences may be expressed online at