Karen Marie Kincare Cali, Cary, N.C., formerly of Susquehanna County, died unexpectedly on Monday. Her beloved husband, Louis Cali, preceded her in death on May 1, 2012.
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Born Sept. 11, 1957, in Newton, Mass., daughter of the late Paul Kincare and Frances Duffy, she had resided in the Scranton area since 1980 and had relocated to N.C. to live with her daughter, Kerri, in 2012.
Karen earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in drawing, painting and illustration in 1985, and later, earned a Master of Arts in studio arts in 1993, both from Marywood University.
Karen was a talented artist who did freelance work in a variety of areas, including painting, graphics and illustration.
She greatly enjoyed photography, music, literature and old movies. She found solace in nature and derived inspiration from the beauty she found in her surroundings. She loved to travel and had visited Europe during her college years.
She married her husband and her other half, Louis Guy Cali, in 1994 and they enjoyed nearly 18 years of laughter and love.
She valued family and friends above everything and loved what she loved with great passion. Whether it was an intense Red Sox game, a great movie or book, or a beautiful piece of art, Karen was always deeply and immensely passionate, which she will continue to be remembered for by her family, friends and all who knew her.
Surviving are two daughters, Kelli, Clarks Summit; and Kerri, Cary, N.C.; two brothers, Phillip and wife, Gale, Darrington, Wash.; Kevin and wife, Valerie, Sterling, Va.; a sister, Maura Campbell and husband, Dave, Scranton; two stepchildren, Christian Cali, Alexandria, Va., and Cara Kondrat, Jessup, and their families. She was also devoted to her nephews and stepgrandchildren.
A gathering will be held at the Tripp House, 1011 N. Main Ave., Scranton, on Friday, May 9, 2014, where friends can call on the family between 2-5 p.m. There will be a brief sharing of words and thoughts at 3 p.m.
The family requests only the gift of your presence in the remembrance of our beloved mother, sister, aunt and dear friend, Karen.
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Published in Scranton Times on May 8, 2014