Karen K. Paonessa
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Karen K. Paonessa
  • October 24, 1951 - January 22, 2017
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Karen K. Paonessa, 65, of Fort Wayne, passed away, January 22, 2017. She was born October 24, 1951 in Fort Wayne to the late Walter and Rosie (Walters) Faurote. She retired after a long career in customer service and sales. She is survived by her four children, Kelly (Jason) Marks, Angela (Mike Dunlap) Paonessa, Amber Paonessa, and Anthony "A.J." (Katie) Paonessa, all of Fort Wayne; nine grandchildren, Rylee, Tyler, Alexys, Hailey, Joshua, Joey, Brody, Gianna, and Cecilia; sisters, Patti Faurote and Sandy Faurote; brother, Wally (Joy McClure) Faurote; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. Paonessa. A private family gathering will be held at a later date.