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1 of 14 | Posted by: Becky - NV

“I am so very sorry for your loss. May you look to God for comfort and support during this difficult time. ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: ~ With deepest sympathy ~ Isaiah 25:8

“Karen,I will miss your radiant smile and your bubbly yet extremely honest self. You had the ability to turn anyone's frown into pure laughter. With...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Casey White - Somerville, MA

“to karen's family; I am so sorry for your loss. May Karen rest in peace. ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: christa delisle - waltham, MA

“I will miss my dear, sweet and sassy friend. She made me think, smile, laugh and love. I'm so sorry for all of you and I"m sorry for me. Much love...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Patty Ward - Swampscott, MA

“So very sad, my heart breaks for you all. May she rest in peace. ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Elizabeth Peterson - Waltham, MA

“Betty and family, my heart goes out to you during this very sad time. ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Donna Traunstein - Maynard, MA

“John 17:3 states, 'To have everlasting life, we must learn to know God and whom He sent Jesus Christ'. God wants us all to have everlasting life. He...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“My thoughts are with you family. May fond memories and God's promise to wipe away the tears from all faces give you hope and comfort during this...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Sincerely ~ Isaiah 25:8

“My sincere condolences to the Alosso family for the loss of their loved one, may God strengthen you all during this difficult time and may you find...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“To the family of Karen M.(Shanley) Alosso. May the love of family and friends comfort you. Blessed are they that mourned: for they shall be comforted. ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: CC - Michigan

“I will miss my sweet and sassy friend and her brave attempts at making sure my accessories matched my outfits. Much love to all of you, my heart is...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Patty Ward - Swampscott, MA

“May the family keep the wonderful memories of their loved one close to the family hearts.those who pass on God keeps in his memory because they are...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: GP

“MAY THE THOUGHT OF KNOWING THAT FAMILY AND FRIENDS SHARE IN YOUR GRIEF BRING THE FAMILY A MEASURE OF COMFORT.PLEASE READ PROV 17:17 ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: KELLEY - OH


Waltham – Karen M. (Shanley) Alosso, of Waltham, formerly of Somerville, died at home on Monday, April 24, 2017. She was 54.

It was a warm and sunny day in Boston on July 29, 1962 when Tom and Betty Shanley welcomed their new baby Karen into the world. Karen spent her early years in Watertown, but grew up in Waltham. She was a 1980 graduate of Waltham High.

She lived in Somerville for more than twenty years where she would become a loving mother, and also got started on her career in IT consulting. Through hard work, skill and dedication, Karen rose through the ranks and became a senior accounting executive.

Following her years in Somerville Karen returned to once again make Waltham her home in 2000.

She leaves her children Jennifer A. Alosso and Daniel J. Alosso, both of Somerville; her mother Margaret E. "Betty" (Hann) Shanley of Waltham; her siblings, Thomas J. Shanley, III of Londonderry, New Hampshire, Nancy E. Brown, Michael J. Shanley and Robert E. Shanley, all of Waltham and many nieces and nephews.

Karen's father, Thomas J. Shanley Jr., died October 5, 2014.

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 Wednesday May 3rd from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 11 a.m. on Thursday morning when her funeral service will be held. Burial will be in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham.