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Karen E. (Mace) Washburn

Born: Fri., Jun. 24, 1938
Died: Thu., Sep. 19, 2013


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North Bay-Karen E.Washburn, 75, passed away September 19, 2013, at the Rome Memorial Hospital, Rome, NY. She was born June 24, 1938, a daughter of Donald and Aurora Hache’ Mace in Tupper Lake, NY.  She was employed for over twenty years as a Registered Nurse in maternity at the St. Luke’s Hospital in New Hartford, NY.  Karen lived in the Utica area moving to North Bay over twenty years ago.  She was previously married to Richard Short then married Cecil Washburn; he passed away May 10, 2001.  Karen was a member of the Sylvan Beach American Legion Post #1153 Ladies Auxiliary.
     Surviving Karen are two daughters, Barbara Short, Rome, NY, and Amy Short, Atlanta, GA, three sons, Richard Short, Whitesboro, NY, Scott Short, Miami Beach and Gallipoli, Italy, and Christopher Short, Litchfield , NH, five grandchildren, Allen, Andre, Audrey, Tarik, and Michaela, and one sister, Leslie Knoll, Long Lake, NY.  She was predeceased by one brother, Sanford Mace.
      Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family.  There will be no calling hours.  Arrangements are under the direction of the LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc., 109 Main Street, Camden, NY.  Contributions may be made in Karen’s memory to the Sylvan Beach American Legion #1153 Ladies Auxiliary.

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Deborah Kuhn
   Posted Sat September 21, 2013
Rest in peace Karen! Heaven is in for a real treat!!! It was always a blast & an adventure working with you @ good old St. Lukes & AGF's office. You always kept us in stitches! Sweetest, craziest most compassionate nurse ever!!!!!!!
Most sincere sympathy to your family.

Barbara Loughlin
   Posted Tue September 24, 2013
Condolences to Karen's children. I worked with Karen on L&D at St Lukes for many years as well as in the OB Clinic. Karen was a hit with all the patients and made that clinic work. She was a very caring and giving person. She will be missed.

cathy Shaw
   Posted Sat September 28, 2013
My Condolences to Karen's family Ill Always remember Karen She was with me during labor &delivery of my first child. Then working with her in laborr & delivery.She was always very caring compassionate nurse. We always had a great time working with her she would have everyone laughing Rest in Peace my friend. God received another Angel You Will be Missed!

Bonny McNally
   Posted Sat September 28, 2013
So very sorry for the loss of Karen. I worked with Karen at St. Lukes Maternity and at A G Freeman's at Parkside Court. The office was always so enjoyable when Karen was working. One of the most compassionate nurses ever. Rest in peace Karen and I know you'll keep everyone in heaven in stitches, just like you kept us in stitches here on earth. All my love and prayers come your way. Cross over and enjoy your gift on the other side. <3 Bonet

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