KAREN E. ROTONDO Philadelphia, Penn. - Karen E Rotondo, 74, of West Yarmouth, MA, lost her battle with cancer and passed away peacefully on November, 6, 2013, surrounded by friends and family at her daughter Suzanne's home in Philadelphia. Karen was the daughter of the late Donald and Dorothy Friend of Barre, Mass. She was born in Holden, Mass on October 22, 1939, and grew up in Barre Mass. She worked in health care for her entire career as an RN, BSN and Director for various health care for the homeless organizations. For the past several years she spent her winters in Santa Fe. Karen will now join the love of her life, Gildo, her husband of almost 50 years, who passed away in 2005. She leaves behind her loving children Rick, Jeff and Suzanne and cherished grandchildren Aiden, Peyton, and Phoebe, "sister" Sue Fullam, as well as many close friends. A brief service will be held at Woodside Cemetery in West Yarmouth, Mass on Saturday November 16th from 11:00am to 12:00pm. This will be followed by a celebration of her life at the Roadhouse Cafï¿½ in Hyannis from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. Karen requested that donations may be made to the National MS Society www.nationalmssociety.org or National Health Care for the Homeless Council at www.nhchc.org.
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900