KAREN L. DUNN
In the last years of her life Karen became enamored with Delta Blues and spent hours playing her Martin Guitar and singing. Karen was a beautiful, talented, artistic, loving and extremely intelligent person. She was the 1969 Valedictorian of Narraguagus High School, and later attended the University of Maine in Machias and Orono studying Art Education. Karen married Alfred Korenek of Milbridge in 1974 and had her son Ian J. Korenek. They divorced after a couple of years and Ian became her focus and the most joyful thing in her life. Karen met Tom in 1990 and lived with him until they were married on September 14, 1996. Karen immediately became a great step-mom to Tom’s three daughters and has become affectionately known as “Kanny” to the four grandchildren and close family members. Christmas Eve was a special time for Karen and she made sure that the kids had a great time. Until the effects of cancer limited her, Karen enjoyed hiking, camping, cross-country skiing, and gardening. The last years of her life were spent playing guitar, gardening and shopping in Camden. Karen and her husband Tom lived seven years at Harriman Pond in Dedham until purchasing a home in St. Albans a year and a half ago. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Karen’s husband Tom and her Yorkshire Terrier, Gabriel and Cocker Spaniels, Zoe and Maddy will always love and miss dear Kanny and look forward to being with her for eternity in a place free from pain.
Karen will never be forgotten by her loving son, Ian J. Korenek of Orlando, Florida; a brother, Mark Perry of Pepperell, MA; 2 sisters, Lynn Perry of Brooklyn, NY and Lisa and husband Ron Premo of Utica, NY; 3 step-daughters, Olivia and Kelly Dunn, both of Milford, and Casey and husband Steve Cote of Bradley; 4 grandchildren, Ashley, Natasha, Derek, and Owen; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and a brother, Reuben C. Perry, III. Tom would like to say goodbye to the love of his life.
Karen’s remains will be cremated and buried at Lawndale Cemetery in Old Town in a private ceremony attended by friends and family in early June. Memorial donations may be made to Cancer Care of Maine, P. O. Box 404, Bangor, ME 04402-0404. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. For more information or to sign an on-line guestbook, please visit www.crosbyneal.com
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