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“My thoughts and prayers to all of her loved ones ”
1 of 40 | Posted by: John Castrucci - Malden, MA

“I leave my condolence for Karens family and other friends like me. Karen had one of the brightest smiles and biggest hearts of anyone I know. I have...Read More »
2 of 40 | Posted by: jami tassinari - halifax, MA

“To Kenny, Kevin & Joanne, the families and friends of Karen, please accept my condolences for your loss. May God rest her in peace.Sincerely,Kevin...Read More »
3 of 40 | Posted by: Kevin Burke - Malden, MA

“Rest In Peace My Friend! You will be missed!!! ”
4 of 40 | Posted by: Dawn Harmon - Melrose, MA

“My condolences to the family karen was a great person to know she will be missed rest in peace karen ”
5 of 40 | Posted by: Linda Ciampa - Boston, MA

“I knew Karen from Melrose and mostly from Mundo's and other places she worked in Malden primarily. She was there for anyone to help and listen.A...Read More »
6 of 40 | Posted by: frances fondulis - melrose, MA

“Rest in peace Karen ”
7 of 40 | Posted by: Mark Leedham - Danvers, MA

“I'm so sorry for your loss. My condolences go out to the Bennett family. ”
8 of 40 | Posted by: Chris Ferragamo - MA

“Was so sad to hear of Karen's passing. It has been a long time since I have seen her but I have some great memories. Condolences to Kevin, Kenny and...Read More »
9 of 40 | Posted by: Kenneth Wells - Raleigh, NC

“Rest in peace Karen. Remembering you from Mundos. Sleays friendly. Rest in peace. ”
10 of 40 | Posted by: Donna Giacalone - Melrose, MA

“Karen was a beautiful person inside and out. She is going be missed a lot she was a good friend to me. ”
11 of 40 | Posted by: Pam Kane - Wakefield, MA - Friend

“Karen was a beautiful person inside and out. She is going be missed a lot she was a good friend to me. ”
12 of 40 | Posted by: Pam Kane - Wakefield - Friend

“karen was a one of a kind person she loved everyone. She is going be missed a lot she was a good friend to me. Love you Karen ”
13 of 40 | Posted by: Pam Kane - Wakefield - Friend

“My heartfelt condolences to Karens family. Karen was truly a beautiful person. She was kind and generous and an all around nice person. She will be...Read More »
14 of 40 | Posted by: Gina Kupski - Boston, MA - Friend

“RIP Ben. When I heard of your passing the picture that appeared in my head was you Terri and Joanne as Teenagers down the square and you had on your...Read More »
15 of 40 | Posted by: Kay Fortier Hasey - Friend

“My brother, Bill Turner, lived in Maplewood Square, Malden, and often went to Mundo's. He used to mention a woman friend named Karen, from Mundo's. ...Read More »
16 of 40 | Posted by: Margie Novak - Savannah, GA

“My condolences to Karen's family. Karen was one of the kindest souls I have ever known. She worked for us at Mundo's for many years and was devoted...Read More »
17 of 40 | Posted by: Patrice Provitola - FL - Friend

“So unbelievably sad to lose such a wonderful friend. I will cherish the fun times we had in OBX and St. Maarten and the annual Christmas Eve get...Read More »
18 of 40 | Posted by: Denise Packard-Davis - Richmond, VA

“May your soul be at peace Karen and forever sleep in the arms of the Angels ”
19 of 40 | Posted by: Cindy McCarthy - Arlington, MA

“My heart breaks for your loss, my condolences to your entire family ..... ”
20 of 40 | Posted by: Tracy Muse - Friend

“So sorry for your loss. Karen was such a beautiful person who will be missed by so many! ”
21 of 40 | Posted by: Tracy Sergi - Lynn, MA - Friend

“Rest In Peace My Forever Friend!My true blue, shoot from the hip, straight shooter Friend! The little girl and the beautiful kind woman who always...Read More »
22 of 40 | Posted by: Terri & John Uzzle - Melrose, MA

“ben,may you rest in peace. you were and always be a great girl and will be missed by many. doug ”
23 of 40 | Posted by: doug kirsner - weare, NH - Friend

“Very sad news....... ”
24 of 40 | Posted by: Jack Rahilly - Lynn, MA - Friend

“Karen, you will be greatly missed. May you rest in peace. ”
25 of 40 | Posted by: Michele Fortier - Malden, MA

“Rest in Peace ”
26 of 40 | Posted by: Mark Alexander - Tyngsboro, MA

“Karen will be sorely missed by her co-workers. She was an excellent person full of warmth and love for all. ”
27 of 40 | Posted by: LynneAnn Dunne - Malden, MA

“Karebear was a hardworking sweetheart who would do anything for anyone...loved her..!!..she will be missed immensely..!! ”
28 of 40 | Posted by: Paul Sweeney - Chelsea, MA

“So sorry for your loss. May she Rest In Peace ”
29 of 40 | Posted by: Lori Oneill - NY

“Rest in peace ”
30 of 40 | Posted by: Andrea Maggio-DeLuca - MA

“Kim Our deepest condolences to you and your family, May the love and memories carry you threw this difficult time ❤❤ ”
31 of 40 | Posted by: Marie & Glenn Castro - Manchester, NH

“so sorry to hear of karens passing god bless very sweet girl ”
32 of 40 | Posted by: anne lloyd - melrose, MA - Friend

“Karen, May you rest in peace. ”
33 of 40 | Posted by: Susan Culleton - Malden, MA

“May you rest my friend....I will cherish all of our memories since the day we first met. You will never be forgotten. I love you to the moon and...Read More »
34 of 40 | Posted by: Joanne Snook - Mechanicsville, VA

“So sorry to hear about a great old friend, I will always remember Ben rolling around town, to school or where ever felt like traveling. She was...Read More »
35 of 40 | Posted by: Sandi Osgood - Ossipee, NH

“Karen, you will be missed by so many. You always put others before yourself. Rest easy my friend. ”
36 of 40 | Posted by: Frank Cancelliere - Stoneham, MA

“Loving memories of many great times with you...you were one of a kind and will never be forgotten..rest in love Ben..❤ ”
37 of 40 | Posted by: Sherri Maggio - Saugus, MA

“There are no words to express the sadness that is felt. All my cherished memories of High School include Ben. My heart goes out to her family and all...Read More »
38 of 40 | Posted by: Kathy Rains Sovulewski - MO

“Kevin, so sorry to hear that Karen has passed. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, Ben was such a sweet and genuine person. ”
39 of 40 | Posted by: John Spencer - Melrose, MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
40 of 40 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague


Karen A. Bennett, of Malden, formerly of Melrose & Everett, died on Jan. 1, 2017 at the age of 54. Karen was born in Malden, raised in Melrose and a graduate of the Northeast Vocational School in Wakefield, Class of 1980. She resided in Melrose for many years, Everett for 20 years and several years in Malden. Karen worked as a Waitress & Bartender for the Town Line and Mundo's, both in Malden for many years. She loved traveling to Daytona Beach, FL and spending time with friends at the Eastside Social Club in Malden. Karen was a hard worker, enjoyed arts & crafts and a very giving person. She was the loving daughter of the late Arnold & Jean (Sullivan) Bennett. Caring sister of Kevin Bennett & his wife Joanne of Tewksbury and Ken Bennett of Everett. Caring girlfriend of the late Brian Caruso. Cherished aunt of Nicole Bennett of Tewksbury. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. Visiting hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Monday, Jan 9th from 4-7PM. A Funeral Service will be held at the Gately Funeral Home on Tuesday, Jan. 10th at 10AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Stoneham. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Karen's name to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, TN 38105.