Barbara A. (Karczmarczyk) Wakem

June 6, 1946 - October 26, 2013
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Barbara A. (Karczmarczyk) Wakem 67 of East Longmeadow, died Saturday October 26, 2013 in the care and comfort of her home surrounded with love. Born in Ludlow, MA June 6, 1946 daughter of the late Wanda (Ziemian) and Joseph Karczmarczyk. Educated in local schools she was a 1964 graduate of Cathedral High School and was the class Valedictorian. She furthered her education at the Massachusetts General and Northeastern University X-Ray School.She had worked at Baystate Medical Center and at Mercy Hospital. She was the Office Manager for Doctors Titus, Clarke, Hansen & Ruark with many years of service. Barbara was a faithful Communicant of St. Michael’s Church, and loved to travel. She will long be remembered as the one who gave parties for her family and friends. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Theodore E. Wakem, her children, Joseph Wakem and his wife Jennifer of Irvine, CA Jeffrey Wakem and his wife Stacy of Charlotte, NC and Marc Wakem and his wife Kaitlyn of Rockland, MA cherished grandmother of Mackenzie and Olivia Wakem. Godmother of Darlene Rae. Also survived by extended family members and friends.

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Funeral services celebrating her life will be Saturday November 2, 2013 with family and friends gathering at 9:30 AM at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home 64 Sewall St. Ludlow with the funeral procession leaving at 10:15 AM for a Liturgy of Christian Burial in St. Michael’s Church 128 Maple St. East Longmeadow, MA at 11 AM. Rites of committal will be Monday November 4, 2013 at 10 AM in Hillcrest Park Cemetery 895 Parker St. Springfield, MA in section Q the Gazebo Section.

Hillcrest Park Cemetery & Crematory
895 Parker Street
Springfield, MA 1029

St. Michaels Church
128 Maple Street
East Longmeadow, MA 1028


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Born: June 6, 1946
Died: October 26, 2013

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vincent bain posted on 10/30/13

Ted, We are so sorry for your loss but happy for you both that you had some quality time together...


Geri and Fred posted on 10/30/13

With our deepest sympathy. Barb was a phenomenal woman and a blessing to all that had the pleasure of knowing her. We will always treasure the times we shared. Our prayers are with all who mourn, especially Teddy and the children.


Geri and Fred posted on 10/30/13

Our deepest sympathy to you Teddy, and your children. Barb was a phenomenal person and her memory will live on. She touched many lives and her joy will always bring a smile to those of us who knew her.


Darlene posted on 10/30/13

Ted & Family, My heart has broken again, but I take comfort in knowing that Barb and Joni are together again. Now when I go shopping I will not only get great parking places but I will find fantastic sales too. She is loved and missed!


Jewel Rhoades posted on 10/31/13

Am so sorry for your loss Love, Cz. Jewel


Jewel A Rhoades posted on 10/31/13

So sorry for your loss. Love, Cousin Jewel


Brenda Simonelli posted on 10/31/13

Ted and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Bob Canning posted on 11/1/13

Ted: so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you. Bob Canning Bertera Chevrolet


Eileen D. posted on 11/2/13

One of the greatest ladies I have ever met. Barb you will truly be missed and no one can ever fill the void in my heart. You were a great wife, a mother, a daughter a co-worker and always the comic. I am proud and privileged to have called you my friend. So until we meet again may you eternally rest in peace. Love, Eileen


Ken Avery posted on 11/3/13

Sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of the Christmas in July family reunions you and Barbara used to throw at your house when I was young. She will be missed.