Family Login:

Karen J. Fennelly

Pause 01_On_Angels_Wings.mp3 by
Share This Obituary
Resources

Arrangements made by

Joyce Funeral Home

245 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02453
Get Directions

Profile of Joyce Funeral Home

View Phone Number
View Fax Number

Send Flowers
flowers logo


Memories & Candles

“My condolences to the family for the loss of your loved one. May God strengthen you and give you peace during this difficult time. Jeremiah 29:11 ”
1 of 18 | Posted by: Andre - TX

“To Karen's brothers, you have my sincere condolences. Losing two siblings so close has to be so difficult for you. When someone we love falls asleep...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Kathy

“Dear family, I am so sorry for your loss. May you find peace and comfort in the biblical words of 2Thessalonians 2:16,17 ...God our Father [...]...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: - Vista, CA

“Auntie Karen,I will miss you more than words can ever explain and will forever cherish the memories we had. You were my best friend growing up. You...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Ashley Fennelly - Natick, MA

“I am so sorry for your loss Karen was a very good friend of mine was in high school and junior high she will truly be missed ”
5 of 18 | Posted by: Debbie e (Hardiman) Doherty - MA

“It's always a sad day when you loose another GOOD ONE. REST IN PEACE. THE KELLY FAMILY. ”
6 of 18 | Posted by: Tim Kelly - Waltham. - Friend

“To the family of Karen,We were so sorry to read of her passing. Roland Malboeuf and I were classmates of Karen's at New England Institute in Boston....Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: John Hickey - Webster, MA

“Sincere condolences to the Fennelly and Daggett families. Roberta & John Gray ”
8 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“My thoughts and prayers are with all friends and family of Karen. Lots of good memories from years and years ago. Karen was always ready for a...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Clare Connolly Welch - Waltham, MA

“My Condolences to the Fennelly Family, fondest childhood memories, she was a good friend. ”
10 of 18 | Posted by: Cynthia (Mangie) Kelly - Waltham, MA

“My condolences to the family. Karen was so kind to me. She will now Rest In Peace.Lorraine Lawn ”
11 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Fennelly Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I will always remember Karen as such a wonderful person, kind and...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Sean O'Neil - Halifax, MA

“My thoughts and prayers are with the Fennelly family during this difficult time. She was a wonderful person and I have fond memories of playing...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Mary Mitchell - Bourne, MA

“Too tragic for words;wishing peace and comfort to the Fennelly family in this time of sadness ”
14 of 18 | Posted by: Trish Dunham Meyer - Newton, MA

“I very sorry for the Families lost my heart goes out to everyone. I remember being on the Swim and Tennis team at Oakley Country Club , with Karen,...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Holly McGrath - Chelmsford, MA

“Sincere sympathy to Karen's family. She was a beautiful girl inside and out with a wonderful Irish wit. Karen always had a ready smile despite her...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Ruth Gately - Waltham, MA

“joseph and rita leblanc and family want to offer our condolences to karens family and will remember her in our prayers ”
17 of 18 | Posted by: Joseph Leblanc - waltham, MA

“Blessed to have so many warm childhood memories.Her memory will live in our hearts always. May the family find peace in the loss of Karen and...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: Sherry Johnson - Waltham, MA


Millbury – Ms. Karen J. Fennelly, of Millbury, formerly of Waltham, died suddenly at home on Friday, October 26, 2018. She was 54.

Karen was born in Waltham on February 20, 1964, a daughter of the late Richard M., Jr. and Joan M. (Daggett) Fennelly, and was a 1982 graduate of Waltham High School. She had been a lifelong Waltham resident before moving to Framingham in 2001 and then to Millbury three years ago.

She attended Johnson and Wales College in Providence, Rhode Island and graduated from Mount Ida College in Newton where she earned a degree in funeral service. As a funeral director she worked for years alongside her father, Dick Fennelly, who owned the Walsh-Fennelly Funeral Home on High Street in Waltham. Karen will long be remembered for her caring, kind and gentle nature . . . always willing to help . . . and always with a smile.

She was a longtime member of the 100 Club of Boston and shared her love of animals with her family . . . two of her cats, Blackie and Mia, were longtime companions.

Karen's death occurred a little over a week after her brother, Richard M. Fennelly, III died on October 17, 2018.

She leaves her brothers, Gregory Fennelly (Rosemarie) of Natick and William W. Fennelly (Laura) of Millbury; her niece and nephews, Ashley, Richard, IV, Gregory, Kyle, Christopher and William Fennelly; her aunts and uncles, William Fennelly (Jan) of Mendon, Arlene Campbell (Gordon) of Rockville, Maryland and Cheri Daggett of Mashpee; cousins and their families.

Karen was also a niece of the late Sheila and Don Anderson.

Family and friends will honor and remember Karen's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Sunday, November 4th from 2 to 5 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Monday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Charles Chapel, 51 Hall Street, Waltham where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham.

". . . how beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it."