Lee (Arleeta) Karwoski
Lee’s cheerful smile graced Plum Beach Garden Club
meetings and its many activities since she became one of
its members in 2004. With retirement and her move to
Wickford from Glastonbury, Connecticut to their lovely,
recently renovated home in Wickford, Lee chose to
devote much of her time and talent to gardening and
Plum Beach Garden Club.
Lee actively committed herself to many of the club’s
activities. As one of the members who participated with
Lee on several raffle design groups shared, “Lee was a
vital part of our raffle design group that consisted of 5
members. She brought creativity, good taste, a sharp eye
for detail, and a quiet, understated demeanor that was
appreciated by every member of our group. The raffle
designs we put together and displayed at Plum Beach
Garden Club’s well-attended biennial fundraisers were
among the most popular! Lee played a large part in our
design group’s continual success.”
Lee was proud of the public gardens the club maintains
throughout North Kingstown. She could often be seen tending those gardens with other club members. In particular Lee helped plant and maintain the garden at the Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum in Saunderstown.
Plum Beach Garden Club meetings were always high on
Lee’s agenda. Joy and a positive attitude were hallmarks
to any task Lee faced. She was willing to do her share
and more—and always with laughter and radiant smiles.
In 2005 she was elected secretary of the club.
The home gardens Lee designed and planted were
meticulously kept. Lee tended her wide variety of
perennials and annuals with tender care, as well as
bushes and trees to be admired by the many walkers and
boaters that passed by her home. She hung an old-fashioned wooden seat and rope swing from a large oak
limb to remind those walking by of relaxing days-gone-by
in the garden.
The mere mention of Lee’s name brings back fond
memories and often smiles to those in the club who
worked with her. Like the tall and beautiful delphinium that
Lee loved, she will be remembered for her internal and
external beauty, graceful presence, and “smiling” blue
We will all sorely miss Lee.
A brick will be placed in Old Library Park in Lee's memory.
Plum Beach Garden Club expresses heart-felt gratitude to Lee for her dedication to our mission through so many years. We are honored that Lee's family has generously designated PBGC to receive donations in her memory.
Donations can be made by check:
Check Payable To:
Plum Beach Garden Club/Karwoski
Plum Beach Garden Club
59 Autumn Drive
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Please include a note with your name, address, phone number and email so that we can send you a confirmation of your donation.
Lee’s family will be notified of your donation.
Plum Beach Garden Club is a 501(c)(3) organization. Any donations you make will be acknowledged for your tax purposes.
Donations can be made through Zelle:
Donations made to:
Plum Beach Garden Club
In the Note Section please provide your name, address and phone number.