Obituary, Pamela May Sprossel

Pamela May Sprossel, 88, a longtime resident of Dover Plains, NY, passed away on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at Putnam Ridge in Brewster, NY. Mrs. Sprossel was a supervisor in the Telephone Exchange Department at Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center in Wingdale, NY for 30 years.

Born on September 4, 1934, in Birmingham, England she was the daughter of the late Percy and Elsie (Price) Hodgson. After living through WWII, including the Blitz, she joined the Women’s Royal Navy when she was 19 in England for 4 years. On March 1, 1958, in Banbury, England she married Otto W. Sprossel who predeceased her on February 1, 2019. As an Air Force Family, Pamela and Otto traveled frequently and had their daughter in Great Falls Montana before traveling and living across the USA, England and Germany. They picked their final move to the Dover- Wingdale area in 1972.

Mrs. Sprossel is survived by a daughter, Lisa Sprossel-Hanley, and her husband, Russell, of Dover Plains, two granddaughters, Kristen Masiero-Ferguson of Fayetteville, NC, and Kellie Oxx and her husband, Matthew, of South Salem, NY. She is also survived by a great-granddaughter, Aubrey Oxx. She has several nieces and nephews scattered across 3 continents, and many dear friends. Besides her parents and husband, Mrs. Sprossel was predeceased by a brother, Michael Hodgson, and a sister, Fay Hasty, a dear friend Barbara May.

Funeral services will be private. To send the family a condolence, please visit


Author: Harlem Valley News