Judith F. (Fletcher) Grzych

June 8, 1932 ~ August 9, 2019 (age 87)


Judith Fletcher Grzych, formerly of Dudley, MA and Columbia, CT, died on August 9, 2019 at the age of 87. She was born in Worcester, MA, daughter of Clarence and Inez (Forbes) Fletcher.  She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 66 years, Felix Grzych. She earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in education from Eastern Connecticut State College while raising their five children.  She taught kindergarten and third grade in Colchester and after retiring, she and Felix spent many years wintering in Wilmington, NC.  Judy enjoyed reading and gardening and waving to passersby from their patio on Pine Street but most of all she cherished time with her family. Judy was a rock for the family and had a great faith and belief that “things have a way of working out”. She was a member of St. Columba Church and Friends of the Saxton B. Little Library.

 Judy was a wonderful mother to Susan (Gregory) Zoller of Greenwood Village, CO, Nancy Parikh of Columbia, CT, Jonathan (Colette) Grzych of Essex Junction, VT, Jane (Mark) Malyszko of East Windsor, CT, and David (Bobbi) Grzych of Columbia, CT. She also leaves 14 grandchildren, Christopher, Meghan, Justin, Elizabeth, Michael, Kaitlyn, Ari, Leah, Jenna, Leslie, Aaron, Carli, Jaime and Jacob and 6 great grandchildren, Austin, Andrew, Colin, Carson, Joey and Zoe. She also leaves behind many close friends and relatives.  The family thanks the caregivers at the Village at Buckland Court for their compassion and support.

Judith’s family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, August 23, 2019 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Potter Funeral Home, 456 Jackson St. Willimantic, CT. Her Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at St. Columba Church, 328 Rte. 66 (center of Columbia) Columbia, CT.  Burial to follow at the West St. Cemetery, Columbia.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to WAIM, P.O. Box 221, Willimantic, CT 06226 or The Saxton B. Little Library, 319 Route 87, Columbia, CT 06237 or just make someone smile.  For an online memorial guestbook please visit

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Calling Hours
August 23, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Potter Funeral Home
456 Jackson Street
Willimantic, CT 06226

Funeral Mass
August 24, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Columba Church
328 Rtes 66
Columbia, CT 06237

August 24, 2019

West Street Cemetery
Lake Rd.
Columbia, CT 06237

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