Karen Marie Laforge of Lowell, MA

1962 - 2024


February 14, 2024
4-7 P.M.
Dolan Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex Street, N. Chelmsford

No Funeral Date Scheduled

Karen Marie Laforge passed away on Monday, February 6, 2024, at Lowell General Hospital after bravely battling a sudden illness. Born in Lowell on November 18, 1962, Karen was the daughter of the late Ernest and Anne Marie Laforge.

Karen graduated from the Academy of Notre Dame with the Class of 1980 and furthered her education at Southern New Hampshire University and earned her B.A in Psychology from UMass Lowell.

She was an active member of the First Baptist Unitarian Universalist Church in Chelmsford and found solace and community in her faith.

Karen was a friend of Bill W., finding strength and support through her involvement and helping others.

Karen is survived by her life partner Kelly King of Lowell. Karen is also survived by her brother Mark and his wife Kathy (Boudros) Laforge of Tyngsboro, her niece Sarah, and nephews, Mark and Gregory Laforge.
A visitation with Karen’s ashes present will be held from 4 pm to 7 pm on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at Dolan Funeral Home, located at 106 Middlesex St., Chelmsford, MA 01863.

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6 Condolences for Karen Marie Laforge of Lowell, MA

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    Scott B. Joyce


    I am so sorry to learn of Karen’s passing. She was a wonderful friend and confidante, and I feel blessed to have known her. Rest in peace and love, Karen.

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    Geraldine Greene & family, Co. Clare, Ireland


    Remembering Karen on her recent passing – may she rest in peace from your cousins in Co. Clare.

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    Kelly king


    Miss u Karen. We stuck through good and bad times. Hope u r sharing bread and wine with Jesus and your family in heaven. Love u always

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    My heart goes out to you for the loss of your dear Karen.
    Please don’t let go of your precious memories.
    They’ll get you through this difficult time.

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    Eddie Whitman


    My deepest condolences to Kelly and Karen’s brother Mark and sister-inlaw Kathy on Karen’s passing. I met Karen thru our mutual friend Scott J. and was blessed to attend her and Karen’s nuptials. We were also mutual friends of Bill W. and knew Kathy from High School. My thoughts and prayers to all.

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    Anne Greene


    Sympathies on the passing of Karen. Many memories if Karen’s trip to Ireland in 2002 with her mother Anne Marie. That year Karen travelled to Croke Park with us to see Clare defeat Waterford and reach the All Ireland hurling final. Karen really enjoyed the game. We also met Karen in November 2017 in Boston, where we celebrated her birthday. RIP Karen

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