Karen L. Gath
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RCN Cable, Plaza Limousine; 63
LOWELL -- Karen L. Gath, age 63, a beloved member of a well known Greater Lowell family, died peacefully on Friday, April 4, at her Lowell home, surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was the life partner for the past 14 years of Michael Mason, with whom she resided.
Karen was born in Lowell, January 7, 1951, and became one of ten children of Edith (Seigal) Gath of Tewksbury, and the late Harold J. Gath. She was raised in Tewksbury, and graduated Tewksbury Memorial High School with the Class of 1969.
She worked for Raytheon in Burlington, and later as the office manager at Plaza Limousine Company in So. Lowell. Most recently, she worked for RCN Cable company in Framingham.
She loved taking trips to Ipswich with Michael, the outdoors, boating, fishing and camping in the White Mountains, time on Kezar Lake in Maine, tossing horse shoes and darts with the traveling league at the Bunting Club, and watching the Patriots, and the Red Sox. She will be remembered as the "life of the party," her warm and caring personality, her telephone voice, her great beauty, and her inner warmth willingly shared with everyone she met.
Besides her mother and life partner, she leaves eight sisters and brothers, Wayne J. Gath of Destin, FL, James R. and his wife, Gina (Lippiello) Gath of Reading, Bonnie S. Gath-Guptill of Billerica, Gerald E. and his wife Martha (Lyons) Gath of Dunstable, Bruce A. Bevin of Lowell, Rebecca and her husband Garry Fuller of Dracut, Dennis M. and his wife, Nancy (Pasciuto) Gath of Tewksbury, Lorna-Faye Gath and her fiancé, Frank Pare of Hampton, NH; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was predeceased by her biological mother, Laverne Black, and her sister, Donna Cote.
Karen's family would like to extend a special thanks to the Lowell General Cancer Center for their thoughtfulness and care over the past year, and the Merrimack Valley Visiting Nurse Association for their compassionate and professional Hospice care, provided at her home during this last month.
GATH -- of Tewksbury, April 4, Karen L., age 63. Visiting hours Sunday, April 6, from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Tewksbury Funeral Home, corner of 1 Dewey and 975 Main Sts. (Rte. 38) TEWKSBURY CENTER, ph. (800 in MA or 978) 851-2950. Her funeral will begin Monday, April 7, at 9:00 a.m. from the funeral home, followed by a Funeral Mass Monday at 10:00 a.m. in St. William's Church, 1351 Main St. (Rte. 38), Tewksbury. Burial will follow at Tewksbury Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Lowell General Hospital Cancer Center, Attn: Development Office, 295 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MA 01854, will be appreciated. tewksburyfuneralhome.com
Tewksbury Funeral Home
975 Main St
Tewksbury, MA 01876
Published in Lowell Sun from Apr. 5 to Apr. 6, 2014