VERNON, CT - Karen (Lovell) Chasse, a long-time resident of Vernon, CT, died Saturday, May 2nd in her home surrounded by her loved ones after a brief struggle with cancer. She was born in 1943, and grew up in Guilford, ME before moving to the central Connecticut area where she married Norman Harold Chasse in 1962 and created her life and family here.
Karen ran a business in her home raising three children as well as helping her husband with aspects of his business. Karen also worked for many years at Rockville General Hospital and has enjoyed several years of her retirement with family and friends. Karen and Harold celebrated 40 years of marriage before his passing in 2002. She most enjoyed being surrounded by the people she loved, laughing, playing cards, and enjoying the simple pleasures of her life. Known by many as "the sweetest person," she brought joy to all those around her. Her laughter will be warmly remembered by all who knew her.
Karen is survived by her children, Dale, Lisa and Matthew and grandchildren, Dale Jr "Bubbs", Kristen "Rosie", Emily "Emmy", Eva, Karen, Ben, and Olivia "Livie". While all of her family has been saddened by the loss of Karen, they all are grateful for the love, joy, faith and inspiration she brought to their lives.
Karen's family will receive friends for calling hours on Tuesday, May 5th from 5 - 8 pm at the Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home, 551 Talcottville Road (Route 83), Vernon, CT. A memorial service will be celebrated on Thursday, May 7th, at 10 am at Union Congregational Church, 3 Elm Street, Vernon, CT. Memorial donations in Karen's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.com or to The Connecticut Hospice, Inc. at www.hospice.com/donations For online condolences and guest book, please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com