OLEAN - Karen J. Hasard of 337 N. Eighth St., and formerly of Cuba, passed away peacefully with her family by her side Wednesday (Feb. 26, 2014) at Olean General Hospital.
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Born Sept. 18, 1950, in Olean, Karen was a daughter of Eugene and June Smith Abdo. On Sept. 7, 1974, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Olean, she married her husband of 35 years, Gary R. Hasard, who predeceased her Sept. 22, 2009.
Karen graduated from Olean High School in 1968 and St. Frances School of Nursing in 1970. Karen was a nurse in pediatrics at St. Frances Hospital for more than 15 years. She was also a nurse and caregiver at the Cuba Day Care for 10 years.
Karen was a Girl Scout leader in Cuba for several years. She was a former member of the Cuba Grange. Karen enjoyed gardening, cooking, sewing, reading and attending family events. She truly enjoyed entertaining company and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Karen is survived by her father, Eugene Abdo of Olean; two daughters, Kelly (Cork) Zetwick of Rixford, Pa., and Amy (Brian) Bennett of Bradford, Pa.; three grandchildren, Justin, Clayton and Gavyn Zetwick; four brothers, Tom (Denise) Abdo, Tim (Theresa) Abdo, Mike (Gigi) Abdo and Rick Abdo, all of Olean; several nieces and nephews with whom she was very close; and several aunts and uncles.
Along with her loving husband, Karen was predeceased by her mother, June Smith Abdo, on April 1, 2008.
Friends will be received Friday in the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., 646 E. State St., Olean, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. An incense service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday (March 1, 2014) at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. Anthony J. Salim, pastor of St. Joseph's Catholic Maronite Rite Church, will officiate. Burial will be at the Mt. View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to
, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis TN 38101-9908.
Online condolences may be made at www.LetroMcIntoshSpinkFuneralHome.com.
Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home Inc
646 E State St Olean, NY 14760
Published in The Olean Times Herald on Feb. 28, 2014