Karen L. (McLaughlin) Kronholm


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Medway - Karen L. Kronholm, 61, died unexpectedly August 13, 2019, at her residence. She was born May 7, 1958, in Holyoke, MA, a daughter of Walter S. and Yvonne E. (Philbrook) McLaughlin.
She was a private person but was the rock of her family. She had an amazing love for her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved all animals and enjoyed watching the Hallmark Channel. She was very active with foster care and over the years took in more than 60 children. She will be remembered for keeping an immaculate house.
She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Philip Kronholm; daughter, Casie McLaughlin and her husband, Tobbie; two grandsons, Tyler Pelkey-McLaughlin and Dylan McLaughlin; two great-grandchildren, Gracie Rae Pelkey and Brandon Robert Pelkey-McLaughlin; her sister and best friend, Trish McLaughlin and husband, David London; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Darlene and Orman Kronholm; and half brother, Louis Philbrook and his wife, Madeline. She was predeceased by her parents.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's hospital www.stjude.org.
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Published on August 15, 2019
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Alan Smith
Aug 17, 2019
Thinking of you and your family, Phil
Joel Rideout
Aug 15, 2019
So sorry to hear of your loss Phil and family. You're in our thoughts
Gloria (Barker) Dow
Aug 15, 2019
So very sorry for your lose of Karen, she always was a very friendly person and will be missed by many. I first met Karen when she was just a teen and lived next door to us. Hold your memories of her close and she will always be with you, May you rest in peace with no more pain, Karen, your friend, Gloria
Barbara Tompkins
Aug 15, 2019
So very sorry for your lose.