Gladys Julia Shattuck, 96, died on March 30th, 2023 at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA. in the presence of her son and daughter-in-law. She was born in South Deerfield on May 12th, 1926, the daughter of Charles and Julia (Grybko) Sadoski. Gladys attended and graduated from schools in South Deerfield. She worked at Adams Donut Shop for over 40 years where she felt the pulse of Greenfield. She knew who liked what and had food on the counter before they even sat down. Police, electric company workers, phone company workers and so many more became her friends. Gladys is survived by her son Steve and his wife Becky, grandsons, Nathan of Sturbridge, MA and his partner Andrea Fahl and her daughters Aeryn and Savannah, Brian of Downingtown, PA and his wife Ashley and seven great grandchildren; Logan, Dylan, Leighton, Elliott, Holden, Isadora and Brinley. She was predeceased by her son Harold (Pug) who was killed in action in the Vietnam War on Fathers Day 1969 and her husband of 65 years Harold, several nieces and nephews and her four siblings. Her true joy in life was her family for whom she would do anything and everything. If you needed something, she probably had several and she knew right where to find it. To her, gifting was a pleasure and Christmas was by far her favorite holiday. She was befriended by many, including her grandson’s friends who all affectionately called her gram. To her great grandchildren…..she was Supergram. In her younger days Gladys was a charter member of the Green River Bowmans Club and was an accomplished archer, winning numerous trophies in tournaments in the northeast and also was an excellent 10 pin bowler. She had an amazing memory, often recounting family stories from as far back as her childhood, through her married life and life with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Sharp as a tack till the end., She was tech savvy, using her chromebook and smartphone for emails, facebook, texting and googling everything and anything. After her husband died, she lived by herself for another 10 years, up until a fall, which resulted in a broken hip and wrist that put her in the hospital where she put up a valiant fight for 8 days. At the request of Gladys, there will be no calling hours and a private burial at Green River Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the charity of your choice. To send a letter of condolence to Glady’s family, please visit: smithkelleherfuneralhome.com
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