ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of Charlie Ptaszynski, 68 years old, born on May 25, 1952, and passed away on February 16, 2021. Charlie is survived by her 3 children, Raymond (Summer), Cliff (Cassie), and Monique (Beau), and her six grandchildren, Tyler, Makayla, Penelope, Roxy, Bristol, and Heather. There are so many others who were also honored to call her mom and we will all miss her dearly. 

Mom was fiercely independent and a spitfire to her last day. As she would say, “dynamite comes in small packages.” She left us peacefully, finally without pain. Please share your favorite memories of mom with us in Stories, share a tribute or picture.

At this time we will not be hosting a service, however we will be planning a celebration of life event this Summer at her favorite place, the beach. We will share more details soon.
Posted by Paul Daigle on February 28, 2021
Mom,
     You're gone now and I didn't get to say goodbye or tell you that I love you. When you accepted me into your family you opened my eyes to a side of life that I wasn't accustomed to. Sometimes I didn't know how to handle it, how to behave or what to do. And I know I brought you to your wits end on more than one occasion.

     Despite all that you showed me love. The same love you showed to your own flesh and blood. You gave me a sense of belonging and showed me what it was like to have family. I wish there was more time. That I wouldn't have squandered away what time I had to show you I'm grateful.

     Thank you, Mom. Thank you for showing me love, for chewing me out, for hugging me, for kickin me in the ass, for calling me Polly Wolly, for calling me a lil shit, for reassuring me with a hug and kiss atop my head and reminding me the sun will rise again and everything will be alright, for holding an ice cold rag on my neck after I climbed out of a hot attic and for soooo many, many countless other things.

      I will love you always, Mom. And miss you even longer...

                                   Love Your Son,
                                            Paul         
Posted by Patrick Higgins on February 22, 2021
Charlie,
First I feel I should say thank you. Thank you for two great friends. Thank you for giving us all a place to be together doing what teenage boys do. Thank you for many great meals. Thank you for loving all of your sons friends. Thank you for making me laugh more often than I can count.
While it has been years since I have seen you, you come to mind often when I think of my youth. You were a mother to many. You will be missed but I believe your fire will be appreciated in the after life. Love you and I hope you are in a happy place and please know that your children have many that are here and will always love them.
Posted by Penny Bennett on February 18, 2021
My memories with you were always fun times. From KOA campground and going to the pool or the beach, which is also my favorite place to NC and going swimming in the pool. You dared me to dive off the diving board which was a high dive and it ended up being a belly flop, which knocked the breathe out of me but you were right there to make sure I was ok. Love you.
Posted by Cliff Thibeault on February 17, 2021
Mom,
You were always so self reliant and fierce. I always tried to make you proud. As I know you were. The love you showed me was always there. I may not have understood it at times. But I knew it was there. Thank you so much for all the fun and wild times. You really knew how to make my life special. For that I am so thankful. Even in hard times you made it great. Your love will be carried with me always and forever.
Posted by Monique Lord on February 17, 2021
It always had to be your way even at the end. I was nowhere near ready for you to go and will miss you terribly. Life wasn’t perfect but you never claimed to be. I’m so thankful that you are now without pain or stress. Thank you for being a strong woman who took no shit from anybody and showing me no other way to be. I love you and will always have you with me.

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Posted by Paul Daigle on February 28, 2021
Mom,
     You're gone now and I didn't get to say goodbye or tell you that I love you. When you accepted me into your family you opened my eyes to a side of life that I wasn't accustomed to. Sometimes I didn't know how to handle it, how to behave or what to do. And I know I brought you to your wits end on more than one occasion.

     Despite all that you showed me love. The same love you showed to your own flesh and blood. You gave me a sense of belonging and showed me what it was like to have family. I wish there was more time. That I wouldn't have squandered away what time I had to show you I'm grateful.

     Thank you, Mom. Thank you for showing me love, for chewing me out, for hugging me, for kickin me in the ass, for calling me Polly Wolly, for calling me a lil shit, for reassuring me with a hug and kiss atop my head and reminding me the sun will rise again and everything will be alright, for holding an ice cold rag on my neck after I climbed out of a hot attic and for soooo many, many countless other things.

      I will love you always, Mom. And miss you even longer...

                                   Love Your Son,
                                            Paul         
Posted by Patrick Higgins on February 22, 2021
Charlie,
First I feel I should say thank you. Thank you for two great friends. Thank you for giving us all a place to be together doing what teenage boys do. Thank you for many great meals. Thank you for loving all of your sons friends. Thank you for making me laugh more often than I can count.
While it has been years since I have seen you, you come to mind often when I think of my youth. You were a mother to many. You will be missed but I believe your fire will be appreciated in the after life. Love you and I hope you are in a happy place and please know that your children have many that are here and will always love them.
Posted by Penny Bennett on February 18, 2021
My memories with you were always fun times. From KOA campground and going to the pool or the beach, which is also my favorite place to NC and going swimming in the pool. You dared me to dive off the diving board which was a high dive and it ended up being a belly flop, which knocked the breathe out of me but you were right there to make sure I was ok. Love you.
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Dynamite in heaven

Shared by Steven Denham on February 18, 2021
I guess  God is doing some remodeling in heaven to want to request  my  Aunt Nicollet to accompany him on whatever plain he has.
I truly miss Nicollet.  Even though I hadnt seen her sense 1991.  I confided in her after my mother Susan passed away. No matter how bad I was feeling before. when I was done talking, she would always make me feel 100 times better. We talked off and on for a while after my mom passes.I think I would always go to call her because of that Southern  Accent.  In Which she would tell me that dynamite came in small packages. And not make her have to come to Texas and  Set me straight. I remember When Ray, Clifford, my little sis and brother when we were very young all living together, I swear that her whole head would get as red as a stick of  Dynamites when we did something wrong and even redder with anger when my dad would tease her. He always knew which buttons to push on all the sisters. It was like watching a  Squirrel climb a tree.
 She Intimidated me, yet i felt loved at the same time. She was a stick of  Dynamite in a black cat fireworks body.
I LOVE YOU  Aunt Nicollet. Please light a fire under my mom's rear and tell her to come see me.      
             GOD SPEED

Charlie

Shared by Renee Andrews on February 18, 2021
I have nothing but great memories of our time together.  From going to a pig roast in NC and you telling this hot young army guys that I was only 13 and that my brother was an officer and ..... 
or during my time with you in Hawaii sneaking me into the bars when I was only 17 and staying out until the early morning .  Spending the day together and enjoying it.  Showing me to relax and not be so uptight.  My time in Hawaii was amazing thanks to you!

At a young age showing me  how a womanshould speak up for herself and others and do it loudly ..

you are an amazing women Charlie - may you enjoy your time in the forever beach
Shared by Summer Thibeault on February 17, 2021
Mom,
I loved how you took me under your wing from day 1. You started to call me your daughter which I will treasure forever! Roxy & I owe you our lives because if it wasn't for you @ my bedside during the labor of Roxy we would have been gone! You saved our lives that day 3 separate times. After the 3rd time I remember you marched down to the nurses station & demanded a  doctor to my room & within a few minutes we had over 20 different doctors in that room @ Tampa General Hospital!!! I always love you mom! I will miss your cooking & miss seeing you & Roxy seating outside on the picnic table eating popsicles together! I am grateful that you had 3 beautiful children which one of them I married is Ray! I can still see you wearing that beautiful black & white dress with red roses on it @ our wedding almost 14 yrs ago!!
Thank you as I would call you MA 19 yrs ago & my girls would call you Cha Cha!!
Love you MA