Baldwinville-Carolyn Ruth (Peterson) Zalewski, 88, passed away peacefully at home on July 26, 2022.
She leaves her devoted husband of 67 years, Alexander; her son, Peter Zalewski of Gardner; three daughters, Carol Zalewski of Worcester, Elizabeth Zalewski of Baldwinville and Susan Fritz and her husband Martin; one grandson, Julian all of Orlando, Fl. She also leaves three brothers, Carl Peterson of Middleton and Lars Peterson of Garrettsville, OH, Ralph Brown of Baldwinville; four sisters, Jane (Peterson) Moody and her husband John of Garrettsville, OH, June (Brown) Hennessey of Tampa, FL, Elaine (Brown) Donaldson of Chatham, Patricia (Brown) Bloom and her husband Michael of Amherst, NH and numerous nieces.
She is predeceased by her mother, Ruth Brown of Winchendon, her father Carl Peterson of Belchertown; a daughter Catherine Zalewski and a son Steven Zalewski.
Carolyn was born in Winchendon on July 12, 1934; she graduated from Murdock High School and from Hartford Secretarial School. She worked for Aetna Insurance Co in Hartford, CT, Mason Parker Level in Winchendon and Mt. Wachusett Community College in Gardner from where she retired from 29 years ago.
Carolyn was an avid reader, a collector of anything elephants (but they had to have their trunks up as that meant good luck) and enjoyed Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy. It was incredible how she knew so many of the answers! She loved to travel and especially enjoyed her many trips to the coast of Maine and Aruba vacations. Her greatest love was for her husband, children and family.
Her funeral will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1 Forest Street, Baldwinville, MA 01436.
Interment will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Baldwinville, MA.
There are no calling hours.
Carolyn’s family requests in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be made in her name to either Care Central VNA and Hospice, 34 Pearly Lane, Gardner, MA 01440 or to Saint Vincent de Paul Church, 1 Forest Street, Baldwinville, MA 01436.
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The Stone Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon, MA 01440.
Kevin J. Mack, Walter C. Taylor and Douglas M. Stone, funeral directors.