CARMEL - Karen A. Worcester, 60, wife of Robert A. Brown, died unexpectedly June 16, 2014 in Hermon as the result of an automobile accident. She was born May 15, 1954 in Portsmouth, NH, the daughter of William E. and Ruth C. (Allen) Worcester.
Karen lived in the Rangeley area for more than 20 years and was active in the Rangeley community. She volunteered as a firefighter and was one of the first women in the state to be certified as a volunteer firefighter. She served as a selectman and served on the board of the Rangeley Region Health Center. She was also an active member and treasurer of the Rangeley Snowmobile Club. Most recently, Karen worked in finance for Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems as the grant accountant. Karen had many hobbies and interests and was a New England Patriots fan.
Surviving in addition to her husband of Carmel are two sisters, Martha Rae Lane and her husband, David of Winslow, Florence Owens of Irving, Texas; one brother-in-law, Richard D. Brown of Rangeley; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, a brother, William Edgar Worcester, Jr and by a sister, Carol F. Petit. Karen will be deeply missed by many friends, family and co-workers.
A service honoring Karen's life will be held 2 PM Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 299 Union St., Bangor where family and friends may visit from Noon until the service begins. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Bangor Humane Society, 693B Mt. Hope Ave., Bangor, Maine 04401.