Puchowski, Gladys J. (Galka)

November 8th, 2011
Gladys J. (Galka) Puchowski, age 85, of Woburn, formerly of Wilmington, died peacefully on November 7, 2011, at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington.
Gladys was born at home in Wilmington on November 12, 1925, she was the beloved daughter of the late Anthony and Julia (Pulkowska) Galka. Gladys was raised and educated in Wilmington and was a graduate of Wilmington High School.
Gladys moved to Woburn in 1960, where she and her husband Thaddeus raised their two daughters. Gladys was very family oriented, she came from a large family and extended family, and she always enjoyed getting together on holidays as well as the other family celebrations.
Gladys loved all kinds of music, she was a talented singer and dancer. Gladys also liked to paint, garden, shop, and she enjoyed going to the beach.
Gladys was very close to her daughters and grandchildren, she was very proud of their accomplishments and loved them unconditionally, they will truly miss her.
Gladys was the beloved wife of the late Thaddeus M. Puchowski and the late Edward F. Buzyk, devoted mother of Julie Gabrielski of Wesley Chapel, FL and Lisa Malone and her husband Leonard of Billerica, loving “Grammy” of Matthew and Libby Gabrielski and Jason and Eric Malone, dear sister of Thomas Galka of Wilmington, Francis Galka of Winchester, Betty Chisholm of New Hampshire, and the late Adam, Waclaw “Vut”, Peter, Joe, and Alice Galka, Sophie Stachelek, and Helen Dango. Gladys is also survived by many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Saturday, November 12th at 11:00 a.m followed by a Graveside Service in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington at 12:00 noon. Visiting hours Friday, November 11th from 4-8 p.m. Memorial donations in Gladys’ name may be made to a Charity of your choice.

5 Entries in Guest Book for “Puchowski, Gladys J. (Galka)”

  1. Carol Ann Pullo says:

    Aunt Glady,

    You brought so much sunshine into the world and into my life. You will remain in my heart forever.


  2. Dan & Deb Noonan says:

    Lisa, so sorry to hear about your mom.

  3. Dave says:


    You were always smiling and upbeat and i cherish you dancing at Tonys birthday party. May you rest in peace.


  4. Karen Dunn Martineau says:

    Mrs Puchowski
    Always remember sliding down your hill on cardboard, the smell of your cooking but mostly your warm friendly smile.

    love always,

  5. Susan Harrigan says:

    Julie and family,
    I just read of your mothers’ passing. I was so sorry to hear of it. I haven’t seen you in decades Julie. But I think of you often. I wish you well.

    My deepest sympathies,
    Susan Treacy Harrigan

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