- August 3, 1957 - September 14, 2016
- Rotterdam, New York
of Karen's Passing
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“Mike, Jennifer, Ernie, Jackie, Diane, & Marlene, & all her other family My Heart aches for you . I'm am sorry for your loss.Karen,...Read More »
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“Dear Jackie,I was so sorry to hear about your sister's passing..Prayers are with you.Love, Lynne
2 of 15 | Posted by: LYNNE FORNER - LATHAM, NY
“Mike, Pam, sorry for your loss
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“I am so sorry Ernie, Jackie and Diane. she was a good woman and will be missed. Our hearts and prayers are with you three. Love Marlene and...Read More »
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“Dear Jackie and Ernie, so sorry to hear of Karen,s death. My thought and prayers are with you. Sincerely Kathy Ladue
5 of 15 | Posted by: Karen catroppa - Rotterdam, NY
“Dear Jackie and Steve, so sorry to hear of your sisters passing. You are in my prayers.
6 of 15 | Posted by: mary ann sesock - new port richey, FL
“Diane, Jackie and Ernie I am so sorry for the loss of your sister Karen. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Love Jackie Boni
7 of 15 | Posted by: Jackie Boni - Glenville, NY
“Dear Jackie, Steve, & family, we are so sorry for the loss of your sister. We keep you all in our prayers, love, Michele, John, & Megan
8 of 15 | Posted by: Michele M - Latham
“To my dear cousin, I miss you Karen. Until we meet again.
9 of 15 | Posted by: John L Holmes - Woodbridge, VA
“Dear Jàckie and family. So sorry to hear of Karen's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Love, Lisa...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Lisa Van Vleck - Latham
11 of 15 | Posted by: Mark Stabinski - Cape Coral, FL
“An absolute Sweat heart !! May God bless you and keep you in eternal Happiness !!
12 of 15 | Posted by: Mark Stabinski - Cape Coral, FL
“Karen was a very good person. We would talk for hours. Sometimes when I called her she was to weak to answer the phone. I would leave a message for...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Cheryl Rivers - Flowood, NY
“May God bless you and keep you in HLgnxhis loving arms.
14 of 15 | Posted by: Cheryl Rivers - Flowood, MS
“Karen was a good person. She and I were friends. We could talk for hours when she could. Somers times she was to weak to answer the phone, but she...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Cheryl Rivers - Flowood, MS
ROTTERDAM – Karen S. Catroppa, 59, entered lovingly into the arms of her Lord on Wednesday, September 14, 2016.
Karen was born in Schenectady on August 3, 1957. She graduated from Colonie Central High School and began her career with the Capital Region OTB; NYS Legislature; Cornell Cooperative Extension; and Northeastern Fine Jewelry. Karen was a woman of great stamina, strength, faith and love: a legacy she leaves to all who knew her.
She was predeceased by her husband Mark Catroppa, whom she married on October 10, 1989, who passed on May 4, 2012; her parents, Mary and Ernie Selke and George Parrish; her twin sister, Sharen Lou Parrish; her siblings, Jeffrey Parrish, Mary Byrnes and Hazel Favata.
Karen is survived by her son, Michael (Pam) Wright, her daughter, Jennifer (Philip) Westerfield; her loved and cherished granddaughter, Shyanne Grace Westerfield; her siblings, Jacquelyn (Stephen) Lawlor, Diane (James) Garavelli-Miller, Ernie (Bonnie) Selke; and step-sister, Marlene (Angelo) Papa; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Services will be held on Monday at 8:30am from the Rossi & Ditoro Funeral Home, 501 Union Street and then to St. Luke's Church, State Street, where a Mass will be celebrated by her cousin Fr. Thomas Holmes at 9:30 am. Interment will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Kings Road.
Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the Rossi & Ditoro Funeral Home on Sunday from 2 to 5 pm.
Memorial contributions may be made in Karen's memory to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America at CCFA.org