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Karen Gingras

Karen Ann Gingras (Shackley)

Sunday, June 14th, 1953 - Thursday, March 26th, 2020
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Karen Ann Shackley Gingras, age 66, passed away in the comfort of her home, on Thursday, March 26, 2020. She is the daughter of George G. Shackley and the late Dorothy A. Whittenburg Shackley.

Mrs. Gingras had a love for gardening, baking, owls, hummingbirds and her two doggies, Casper and Benny.

In addition to her father, she is survived by husband of 48 years, Dennis W. Gingras; sons, Dennis S. Gingras (Alicia), Stephen J. Gingras (Kristie Dino), and John S. Gingras; daughter, Starr M. Almeida (Rey); brothers George and Tom Shackley; sisters, Patricia Bongiardino, Linda Noren and Ann Edwards; grandchildren, Tyler and Kaden Gingras, Gabriela Almeida, Austin and Kylie Gingras, John A. and Dalahna Gingras.

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Starr Almeida

Posted at 09:30pm
Mom, you were my rock, my mentor, my best friend. You taught me to love life.
The strong woman I am today is because of you.
Your strength, your honesty, your compassion, your love to love is in me & I will honor you always.
I will forever be grateful for the precious time we shared. You endured so much in your years, both wonderful & not. Through all crossing your path, you pushed through. God only chooses the very best. You are the leader. Rest easy Mom. Fly high. You’ve earned your wings. Forever in my heart & memory. I love you forever & always.
Your loving daughter, Starr

Emily, Joseph, James, and Johnna Edwards

Posted at 10:41am
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Mary C Gamba

Posted at 12:52pm
Dennis, I wish to extend my deepest sorrow for your the loss. You always were by Karen's side taking care of her. I wish the Gingras family my sincere condolences at this sad time.

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