THOMPSON, CT - Charlotte J. (Wagher) Grigarauskas, 72, passed away in the presence of her family Tuesday, December 22, 2020 in Bay State Medical Center.
She leaves a family who loved her dearly and treasured her presence in their lives: her loving husband of 38 years, Frank Grigarauskas; 3 sons, Jason J. Grudzien and his wife Renee of Singer, LA, Gerald S. Grudzien, Jr. and his wife Leeann Grudzien of Brooklyn, CT and Adam Grigarauskas of Singer, LA; 3 grandchildren, Rylee, Hannah and Ty Grudzien; 5 brothers, Anthony Wagher of Tucson, AZ, Simon Wagher of Barre, MA, Adam Wagher of New Braintree, MA, Patrick Wagher of Ware, MA, and Richard Burns of Tilton, NH; 6 sisters, Helen Neidhardt of Sturbridge, MA, Monica McMurtrie of Tucson, AZ, Maureen Tomaski of Dublin, Texas, Christine Maio of New Braintree, MA, Mary Couture of Ware, MA, and Brenda Clark of Tucson, AZ.
Charlotte was born in Webster, MA and raised in Dudley, MA, a daughter of Anthony J. Wagher and Alberta “Betty” (Plasse) Wagher. She graduated from Bartlett High School in Webster, MA in 1965 and then studied cosmetology, working several years as a hairdresser. She later worked at UPS and then returned to hairdressing as owner of Shear Elegance Beauty Salon in Webster. She was currently working part-time as a cashier at Tractor Supply in Putnam, CT.
Growing up on a horse farm nurtured Charlotte’s natural love for all animals, especially horses, that would remain a passion throughout her life. Her connection with horses and animals sits at the core of who she was and how she treated others. She had a bond that demonstrated Love, Compassion, Understanding, Sympathy, Trust and Respect. She did not have ownership of her horses – she had a spiritual connection that touched her soul. These same core values were demonstrated in all her relationships and interactions, especially those with her grandchildren whose time together brought her immeasurable joy.
Charlotte was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and cherished friend to many. She was a loving, loyal, selfless woman who would do anything to make others happy, never thinking of herself. She was greatly loved and will be greatly missed.
Visiting hours will be held from 2:00 to 5:00 PM Sunday, December 27, in the Sitkowski, Malboeuf & Hickey Funeral Home, 340 School Street, Webster, MA, with a service at 4:30 PM. Current health restrictions will be in place and everyone is required to wear a mask.