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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


Mail to:

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.

Click here for the full Obituary of Lee Karwoski

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.

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