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Karen "Kiki" Pease

1939-2012 DALTON Karen "Kiki" Pease, 73, of 19 Mountain View Terrace, Dalton, died Wednesday, August 29, 2012, at her home, after suffering from liver cancer since 2008.

Born in New York City on June 15, 1939, the daughter of Jean E. VanDunk Torres, she was a 1956 graduate of Dalton High School.

Mrs. Pease was a homemaker.

She had also been a bookkeeper for Savino Empire Monuments, and had worked at Camp Becket, General Electric Company, and Berkshire Life Insurance Company, as well.

Mrs. Pease was a member of Grace Episcopal Church. She enjoyed photography and was a member of the Camera Club.

She also enjoyed canning and cooking, reading, and camping; and was a Red Sox and Patriots fan, as well.

She leaves her husband, Richard D. Pease, whom she married September 12, 1959, in Grace Episcopal Church in Dalton.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Pease is survived by a daughter, Terri Paradysz and her husband, Bob, of Hinsdale, and two sons, Steve Pease and his fiancee, Jeanne, of Pittsfield, and Jimmy Pease and his wife, Stacey, also of Pittsfield; as well as seven grandchildren, Nicholas, Nate, Shane, Derrick, Kendra, Brady, and Isabella Rose.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A service of Christian burial for Karen Pease will be held Tuesday, September 4, at 11 a.m., at Grace Episcopal Church, Dalton, with Rev. Daina Salnitis, Rector, as Celebrant. Burial will follow in Ashuelot Cemetery. Calling hours will be Monday from 4 to 7 p.m., at DERY-FOLEY FUNERAL HOME in Dalton. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mrs. Pease may be made to the Dennis Kaley Fund, Grand Isle Rescue, Dalton Fire Department, or to Camp Becket Chimney Corners, all in care of the Funeral Home, 890 East Main Street, Dalton.

The Family is very grateful to the staff of HospiceCare in The Berkshires, especially to Linda and Josie, for their care and compassion.


Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Sept. 1, 2012
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