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In loving memory of Carol R. Tschirpke - March 16, 1961 - July 18, 2019
Carol was a gifted, talented, and innovative physical therapist who helped thousands of people. She was a generous and dedicated individual who loved to share knowledge, lend an ear, or provide a small piece of wisdom. She was passionate about changing the way people viewed physical therapy and continuously provided people the hope of having a normal pain-free life.
When she was not working, Carol loved spending time with family and friends, including her lifelong friend Cheryl Wilbur and her family, Crystal Wilbur Lolax, Josh Lolax, and their daughters Courtney and Rachel. Carol was also a loving aunt to her nieces Katarina and Tatjana, and a loving sister to Barbara.
On weekends she would visit her nieces and then she and Barbara would go for walks at the Thompson Dam with their dogs Ries, Jack, and Salem. They would discuss the latest news of Barbara’s family and what was going on in Carol’s family, which extended to the Wilbur family and the people she worked with.
Carol loved retreating to her home in Eastham, MA, and regularly took long walks on the beach, kayak trips through the marsh, and countless strolls with her dog Ries. For a time, she tried her hand at sailing. Although she never got too far out into the bay she enjoyed just going back and forth. She enjoyed clamming and could educate anyone on the life cycle of a clam. On weekends, Carol and Cheryl had a tradition of trying a new and different bottle of wine or port with their neighbors.
She loved morning walks at Wells State Park where she reflected in a peaceful and quiet sanctuary.
Carol liked to dabble in other hobbies as well, such as brewing beer and making sushi. She loved her vegetable garden and proudly showed off her harvest. She enjoyed downhill and cross-country skiing with friends, talking business over a pint at TreeHouse Brewery, and was an avid Patriots fan. But most of all she enjoyed helping people.
The family would like to thank Rose Monahan Hospice for their comforting help and support.
The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 25, 2019, at the Federated Church of Charlton, 64 Main St., Charlton. Calling hours are Wednesday, July 24, 2019, from 6-8 p.m. at Paradis-Givner Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oxford. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Charlton Federated Church, P.O. Box 70, Charlton, MA 01507, or Pack of Paws, 529 Ashland Ave., Southbridge MA 01550.