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Carol J. (Kraft) Wabalas “CJ”, passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 peacefully in her home in Windsor Locks at the age of 74. She was the daughter of the late Edward and Josephine (Stachura) Kraft. She was predeceased by her brother John Kraft, who served in Vietnam. She was a woman of strength, self-reliance, and simple common sense values, and had passed those on to her children. Julie Wabalas, Mark and Maryann Wabalas of North Carolina, her grandbabies Nathan, McKayla, and Marliya. Her passions included tending for her gardens of flowers and veggies, caring for animals, quietly reading spy novels, and of course snacking on potato chips. She leaves behind her sisters Theresa (Kraft) Reed and Art Potter, Cathy (Kraft) and Len Schlude, sister in law, Debbie (Kraft) Smith, and her nephews James Reed and Christopher Kraft. She also leaves behind close longtime friends Patty Carroll of Longmeadow and Crazy Uncle John of Virginia. She was employeed at Combustion Engineering, Alexander & Alexander, International Paper prior to retirement in 2006. She continued working part time up until this year. Services and burial will be private, no calling hours. Memorial donations may be made to your local animal shelter, or to: International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) P.O. Box 97105 Washington, D.C. 20077 - 7331.

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