Karen J. Ramirez

  • Born: August 31, 1956
  • Died: June 23, 2019
  • Location: Cherry Valley, Massachusetts

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Tribute & Message From The Family


CHERRY VALLEY- Karen J. (Harkins) Ramirez, 62, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital.

Karen was born in Worcester on August 31, 1956 a daughter of the late Robert and Ella Mae (Charlon) Harkins. She attended local schools and worked for the past thirty years as an instructional assistant within the Worcester Public Schools until her retirement in 2016.

Family was central in Karen's life and she cherished time spent with her two grandchildren, Xander and Axel. She enjoyed crocheting and watching the Bruins, Celtics and Crime TV.

She leaves behind her beloved husband of 44 years, Felix Ramirez, Jr; her children, Katrina M. Ramirez Gonzalez and her husband, Joe of Cherry Valley and Felix S. Ramirez and his wife, Jessica of Spencer and their children, Xander and Axel; several cousins, extended family members and friends.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Kevin Harkins.

Family and friends will gather to celebrate Karen's life on Saturday, June 29th from 8:00am until 9:45am at the Callahan, Fay & Caswell Funeral Home, 61 Myrtle St., Worcester with a funeral service to follow at 10:00am. Burial will follow at Worcester County Memorial Park.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Nothing is more painful in life than losing someone we love, we can realize that we are blessed to have been able to share in their life. My most sincere condolences to all of Karen's family.

Posted by Kerry Thorpe - Cape Coral, FL   June 29, 2019

To the Ramirez Family,

I was honored to have Karen share my classroom for the last 5 years of her career in the WPS. She was kind and caring and always funny. Her humble nature and loving heart helped more children than you can imagine.

Karen was the best of the best I am honored to call her a colleague and most importantly a friend. She was truly all about her family as it was a constant part of our conversations whether about Triny's lovely wedding in RI or Felix and his family. How excited she was to take on watching Xander as she retired.

My deepest sympathies to all. A great and kind woman.

Posted by Christine Mooshian - Worcester, MA   June 29, 2019

My darling friend sister-in-law I met you when I was 7 years old never forget you seen me and said come with me who would have know years down the road you be my sister in law you babysat for my kids we were always at your house you were humble and pleasant to be around your children have grown up to be wonderful children you have a wonderful husband that loves you dearly we will miss you so much god knows he takes the best home early I remember your Famous spaghetti no one has made it like you porkchops chicken hot sausage it was the best homemade recipe I love you Karen and you will be truly missed your friend and sister-in-law will love you for ever loyda

Posted by Loyda Ramirez - Davenport, FL - Family   June 27, 2019

We are so sorry and so sad love always eiei and chuckie

Posted by Eileen Martell - Worcester, MA   June 27, 2019

Some people search their entire lives for their person, I was blessed enough to have officially met my person the day I took my first breath. You are not only my mother, you were also my best friend, and my soul mate.
I will miss you every day of my life, until I am with you again in eternity. I love you, Mommy.

Posted by Triny - daughter   June 27, 2019

I was so sorry to read of Karen's passing. I have fond memories of her crocheting Christmas stockings for my entire Kindergarten class at Chandler Elementary.( Can't believe her sweet children are now all grown up, married and having children of their own- she must have been so proud!)

Sending good thoughts and prayers to you all at this difficult time.

Maureen Incutto

Posted by A friend   June 27, 2019

Peeps and Katrina, I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. you are all in my prayers.
Linda Lawton

Posted by A friend   June 27, 2019


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