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Linda A. (Pluta) Soltys

October 30, 1950 ~ March 20, 2024 (age 73) 73 Years Old

Linda Soltys Obituary

Gilbertville - Linda A. (Pluta) Soltys, 73, of Gilbertville, passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2024 surrounded by her loving family at home.


She leaves her daughter, Shelley A. Pratt, her husband, Brian and his daughter Miranda; her son, Chad E. Soltys and his fiancee, Christine LeGrand; as well as her beloved granddogs, “loyal side kick” Chance, Lola, and Penny.  She was born in Ware, daughter of the late Edward and Helen (Sierakowski) Pluta.


Linda began her time in the workforce as a cosmetologist, and then added massage therapy to her repertoire.  She was a caregiver for so many and had so much love and compassion in her heart for all in need.   She always put everyone before herself, always.  She was a private pilot and flew crosscountry in her fathers refurbished 1946 Stinson airplane.  She was always volunteering with the American Cancer Society and the “Look Good, Feel Better” program.  She also volunteered 10 plus years for the Pan Mass Challenge to massage the riders in Bourne after their long trek from Sturbridge.


Linda was a loving and devoted mother, dog grandma, and friend to many.  She enjoyed caring for those close to her, and for all those who needed her help.  She was the type of person who was able to perceive when others were in need of support, and who would offer her support without a second thought.  She loved sewing, crocheting and quilting, gardening and planting in her yard, and she enjoyed decorating her house every year with her elaborate Halloween decor.  She also loved her walks on the beach. However, she loved the time she spent with her family and friends most of all. 


She was a member of the All Saints Church in Ware.


A funeral mass for Linda will be held on Wednesday, March 27 at 11:00am in the All Saints Church in Ware.  Guests are asked to please meet directly at church.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Second Chance Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 136, East Brookfield, MA 01515 or online at https://www.secondchanceanimals.org/tributes/.  Memorial donations may also be made to Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10306, or online at https://t2t.org/donate/.


Charbonneau Funeral Home, 30 Pleasant St., in Ware is assisting her family with arrangements. 

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Funeral Mass
March 27, 2024

11:00 AM
All Saints Church
17 North Street
Ware, MA 01082


Second Chance Animal Services
P.O. Box 136, East Brookfield MA 01515
Web: https://www.secondchanceanimals.org/tributes/

Tunnels to Towers Foundation
2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island NY 10306
Web: https://t2t.org/donate/


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