GILLESPIE Karen Knap Gillespie, 62, completed her journey here on earth and went home to the Lord with family members by her side on December 14, 2012 in Dallas, GA. Born in Bridgeport on October 27, 1949, Karen was the daughter of the late Frank and Florence Knap. She grew up, lived, and worked in the Bridgeport-Trumbull-Shelton area for most of her life before moving to Dallas, GA in 2006. Karen is survived by her husband of 41 years, Thomas J. Gillespie; her son Tom and his wife Jennifer; her daughter Tara; granddaughters Sarah and Maggie; brothers Peter and Michael; sister Katherine, and a large and loving extended family. All those who knew and loved Karen will remember her as a faith-filled, generous, joyful and fun-loving person, always grateful for the family and friends with whom she shared her life. Those who wish to remember Karen and celebrate her life are invited to join her family for a gathering in her memory on Sunday, February 19, 2012, from 1 to 5 pm at the Gaelic American Club, 74 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. The Gillespie family wishes to thank everyone for their prayers for Karen and their kind words of sympathy at her passing.
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Published in Connecticut Post on Feb. 13, 2012