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“Linda and family ..Sorry to hear about Karen's passing, please except my deepest sympathy.Michael Perry ”
1 of 17 | Posted by: Michael Perry - Montgomery, VT

“Oh my dear dear, Karen. I have just learned of your passing and am heartbroken. You're such a sweet young lady. I remember what a kind, gentle...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: CJ Palmisano - San Jose, CA

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
3 of 17 | Posted by: Brenda Clark - Milton, VT

“Sorry for your loss Brad. Karen was always a great person to work with. ”
4 of 17 | Posted by: Scott Noreault - Milton, VT

“During this time of sorrow, may the words of Psalms 94:19 comfort you and soothe your pain. My deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one. ”
5 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“I remember the fun conversation I had with you on the phone.. I and dan miss you very much, and my mom and my kiddos . Rip Karen Abair Missed but...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Holly Rich - Lyndonville, VT

“Rip karen Abair miss you very much ”
7 of 17 | Posted by: Hollyd Rich - Lyndonville, VT

“I remember the fun conversation I had with you on the phone.. I and dan miss you very much, and my mom and my kiddos . Rip Karen Abair Missed but...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Holly Rich - Lyndonville, VT

“Very sorry to hear of Karen's passing. We send our deepest sympathies to you and your family during this difficult time. ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: Paula & Tim Ellis - Colchester, VT

“Siple & Abair family,May your memories bring you gentle comfort. We are so sorry for your loss. ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: Mike & JoLynn Trudo - FL

“I'm so sorry Linda & Kim.731 Holy Cross Rd.will never be the same w/out her. I have alot of awesome memories of her in the summer,hanging out @ night...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Michelle Maynard - Essex, YT

“I worked with Karen for about 6 years at Global. She was always conscientious and mostly cheerful and a pleasure to work with. She will be missed. ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: Matthew Anders - Milton, VT

“So sorry for your loss Linda. Sandy Simpson ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Linda, My heart is breaking for you and the family.I'm so sorry... My thoughts and prayers are with you ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: CAROL MCCANN - South Burlington, VT

“My deepest condolences to the entire family and friends! ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Sandy McGregor - Winooski, VT

“Karen's Family,I am so sorry to hear of your loss and you are all in my thoughts and prayers.Sincerely,Gail Forgays ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Linda,So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family during this time.Lisa Brace ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: A friend


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KAREN ABAIR, 48, of Holy Cross Road in Colchester died on March 5th 2018 in the comfort of her own home following a long illness. She was born on December 26th 1969 in Burlington, the daughter of Nelson Abair & Linda Siple. She was a graduate of Essex High school, class of 1988. On September 5th 1990 she gave birth to her daughter, of whom she loved with her entire being. In 1996 she graduated with an associate's degree from CCV in Early Childhood Education. She worked for a total of 19 years as a dedicated employee of IBM, eventually making the switch to Globalfoundries. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, sewing, and spending time with her beloved family, especially her nieces and nephews, emphasizing on being an amazing grandmother to her only grandchild. She is survived by her partner of 14 years Bradley Allen. Her daughter Tinika Lau, & grandson Kaiden Reilly. Her mother and step father Linda & Kim Siple. Her sister and brother in law Melinda & Brian Fuller, their children Nyokalynn, Alexander, & Kirsten Fuller. Her brother Jeffery Abair, and his daughter Emma-Jean Abair. She will also be dearly missed by her extended family and friends. She was predeceased by her father Nelson Abair and her grandmother Pauline Shortsleeves. Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, March 10th 2018 from 1:00pm-4:00pm at the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Rd, Burlington, VT with a services to follow at 4:00pm in the funeral home. Interment will follow in the spring.

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