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Gladys B. (Stanley) Slapik

March 7, 1921 ~ July 19, 2017 (age 96)

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Gladys Slapik of Chester, NH, formerly of West Bridgewater, died in the 97th year of her life on Wednesday July 19, 2017 at the home of her granddaughter Lynne and surrounded by the family she loved and who loved her.  As befitting her and her life, the last word she spoke was “wonderful.” Predeceased by her husband Mitchel Slapik and infant son Francis; three brothers Bob, Joe and Steve and three sisters Jenny, Nancy, and Virginia. She is survived by her children Catherine Burgeson and spouse Donald of E. Hampstead, NH; Christine Slapik and spouse William Pigott of Portland OR; Michael Slapik of Austin, TX; Mitchel Slapik and spouse Sharon of West Bridgewater, and James Sederberg and spouse Janet of Bridgewater; her sisters-in-law Stephanie Slapik, Aldona Stanley and Nana Stanley; ten grandchildren: Lynne Bantick Lonergan, Laura Bantick Lowery, Lisa Bantick Duyon, Delilah Pigott, Edward Slapik, Samuel Pigott, Michael Slapik, Rachel Sederberg, Mitchel Slapik, Stephanie Slapik and John Burgeson; eleven great-grandchildren: Adam and Matthew Abraham, Ian and Bailey Lonergan, Ryan and Timothy Duyon, Nora Pigott, Simon Steinhilb, George and Carl Burgeson; Brayden, Kylan and Cali Lowery; as well as many nieces and nephews. The daughter of Polish immigrants, she was born on March 7, 1921 to the late William and Rose Stanley. She was proud of her heritage. A 1938 graduate of Brockton High School, she was a homemaker until her youngest was fourteen.  She worked at Stonehill College and as a union steward she successfully fought for equal pay for women in her department in the 1980’s.  She was a woman ahead of her time. She loved her family first and foremost, followed by her devotion to her teams – the Red Sox, Patriots and Celtics. On Sunday nights at six o’clock she could be found at the Cape Cod Café enjoying pizza with her family. She never got old.  She had her strong body, astute mind and quick wit all of her days. An avid reader, she also loved daily crossword puzzles and word games. She was always up to date on current events. Many in the family have something that she knitted or crocheted. She enjoyed all that the outdoors offered, a nice breeze, sunshine, birds, the beach, the wild turkeys that took dirt baths under her pine tree. She hung her laundry on the clothesline, shoveled the walkway, and mowed her lawn into her eighties. All who knew her felt her spirit of unlimited kindness and grace.  She was a magnet for little children and animals. She loved to laugh and we loved to laugh with her. All are welcome to calling hours Sunday 4-6 p.m. in Waitt Funeral Home, 850 North Main St., Brockton, to gather at Monday 11 a.m. for her funeral service at 12 noon in Waitt Funeral Home and burial at Pine Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to NH Rockingham VNA and Hospice, 137 Epping Road Exeter, NH  03833. 

 


Charitable donations may be made to:

NH Rockingham VNA and Hospice
137 Epping Rd., Exeter NH 03833



 Service Information

Calling Hours
Sunday
July 23, 2017

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Waitt Funeral Home
850 North Main Street
Brockton, MA 02301

Gathering of Family and Friends
Monday
July 24, 2017

11:00 AM
Waitt Funeral Home
850 North Main Street
Brockton, MA 02301

Funeral Service
Monday
July 24, 2017

12:00 PM
Waitt Funeral Home
850 North Main Street
Brockton, MA 02301


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