Obituary of Karen R. Chaplin
Karen Renee Chaplin, 55, RN, BSN passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 12th from an extended illness that she battled for several years. She was born November 23, 1967 in Dayton, Ohio to Richard C. and Louise E. (Makiney) Chaplin.
Karen graduated from Husson College in Bangor, Maine with a BS in Nursing in May of 1998, and spend several years working in nursing positions in Maine before moving to Clifton Park, NY in 2001 to be closer to her sister and niece. She was employed by St Peter’s Hospital as a MedSurg nurse caring for patients for over 18 years before having to leave for medical reasons. She also spent a short time working for Eddy Visiting Nurses and spent several years teaching nursing students at Maria College in Albany, NY. She continued her nursing career at Eddy Heritage House in Troy, NY before having to stop work completely for medical reasons.
Karen enjoyed gardening, reading, electronic gaming, various crafts, and spending time with her family, especially her niece, Joely, who always called her “H’auntie”. She loved many feline pets over the years, and will be missed by her current cat, Frita, who warmed her lap many times over the past few years.
She is survived by her husband and companion of 35 years, Gregory D. Knox, and her mother, Louise, as well as her sisters Monica (Edward Morrison) Chaplin, and Suzanne Chaplin Koch, and her beloved niece Joely Morrison.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, April 17 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., with a celebration of life at 12 p.m. at the Catricala Funeral Home Inc., 1597 Route 9 in Clifton Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Kitten Angels by going to www.kittenangels.org.
Celebration of Life
In Loving Memory
1967 - 2023
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