Karen A. Kirk of Chelmsford


5501Kirk_sizedKaren A.  Kirk, 52, of Chelmsford, MA passed away Saturday, April 11, 2015 in Massachusetts.

Born in Massapequa, NY, she was the daughter of Marie Kirk of Nashua, NH and Naples, FL, formerly of Dunstable and the late Richard C. Kirk. She graduated from Groton-Dunstable Regional High School with the class of 1981 and from the Greater Lowell Technical High Schools’ Nursing program.

Karen worked as a sales administrator for the Andrews Gunite Pools of Billerica. She had a passion for caring and helping others.

Besides her mother, she is survived by one son, Daniel and his wife, Madelyn McNamara of Brooklyn, NY; two daughters, Kathryn and her husband, Joseph Anello of Montclair, NJ and Lindsey McNamara of Dunstable; one sister, Lorraine and her husband, Steven McLarney of Londonderry, NH; her mother’s companion, George Belair of Nashua; three nephews, Steven McLarney, John McLarney and Robert McLarney and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visiting hours Thurs. 3 to 7 P.M. Funeral Mass Friday at 11A.M. at St. John the Evangelist Church 115 Middlesex Street North Chelmsford, MA . Cremation at the Merrimack Crematory, Merrimack, NH. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.


April 16, 2015
Dolan Funeral Home


April 17, 2015
11A.M. @ St. John the Evangelist Church
  1. Roberta (Matis) Richard says:

    So very sorry hearing the loss of Karen. My heart breaks. She was such a vibrant sweet person with a lot of spunk. My condolences and prayers for the family.

  2. Pamela Picone Grier says:

    A friend forwarded this tragic news… My heart goes out to Karen’s Family & close friends. Karen was such a joy, full of spirit, had a great laugh and tremendous smile. I am also from Karen’s HS class of 1981. I offer up my thoughts and prayers for each of you. So very sorry for your loss.

  3. Jenny Kimpton Clark says:

    I just learned of Karen’s passing. Karen was filled with laughter, fun and a huge infectious smile that just lit up any room she was in. My deepest sympathy to her family.

  4. Russ Boyer says:

    My deepest and sincere condolences, may she Rest In Peace. My prayers go out to her family and all the people she touched. So sad, she was a beautiful person.

    My Deepest Regrets.
    Russ Boyer

  5. Kim Howley English says:

    I am so sad to hear of Karen’s passing. I remember her as sassy and fun. As a former classmate, she was a big part of the class of ’81 at GDRSS. May God grant her loved ones moments of peace in their journey ahead. Her smiling eyes, and infectious smile will be missed. RIP dear Karen. <3

  6. Diana Johnson says:

    I am a classmate from GDRSS as well and very saddened by the way too soon passing of Karen. My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this most difficult time.

  7. Bob Mack says:

    Wow. Shocking. My memories of Karen are of a wonderful person. It’s heart breaking news.

    Bob Mack class of 81.

  8. Terry Repoza says:

    I too was a classmate of Karen’s. My sincere sympathies for your loss, may everyone’s thoughts and prayers bring you comfort. Karen will be truly missed.

  9. John Dristilaris says:

    ….I was truly saddened to hear of Karen’s passing. I, like many others who have posted on this site, was a classmate of Karen at GDRSS. Karen’s infectious smile and boisterous laughter would constantly fill the halls before, during, and after school. I’m sure she will be missed by all who knew her. Please know her legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of all of her former friends and classmates. May Her memory be eternal….

    John Dristilaris – GDRSS 81′

  10. Carolyn Hargraves Cassidy says:

    My heartfelt sympathy to the entire family. I am a classmate of Karen’s from GDRSS and we recently reconnected on Facebook. In her recent posts she looks just as happy as I remember her in high school – always smiling. I remember how much she loved Bob Seger.
    You are all in my prayers. I am so sorry to hear this news.

  11. Jack Ogden says:

    Dear Marie and Lorainne,

    Please accept my sincere condolences. I am truly saddened today by the news of Karen’s passing. Karen was a very sweet girl and she will be missed by many. I will remember all of you in my prayers.


    Jack Ogden

  12. Tracey Cunningham Sumpter says:

    My deepest condolences to your family at this difficult time. I was a class mate of Karen’s at GDRHS. She was always smiling and making us laugh.

  13. Kerry Spinney says:

    Karen will be missed by many. She was a wonderful woman and a very caring soul. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this extremely difficult time. I am so very sorry 🙁

  14. David & Maria Pratt says:

    Dear Marie:
    My deepest and heartfelt sympathy to Marie, George, Lorraine, Steven & all the rest of the family.
    May God keep you all strong thru this very difficult time. My thoughts & prayers are all with you.
    Love, Maria & David

  15. Erin Von Tobel says:

    Katy & Joe, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. With deepest sympathy, Erin Von Tobel

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