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Karen Butterfield
  • In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Karen may be made to
  • Relay for Life
    American Cancer Society
    121 Executive Dr.
    New Windsor, NY 12553

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“Dear Yoon Mee, Kate, and family,Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow. No matter when it happens, or what the circumstances are, to lose...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Shari Robinson - Saco, ME

“Dear Kate and Yoon Mee.I have so many memories of time with your mom - choir, fund raising, wine tasting to pick communion wine and many fellowship...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Anne Fuller - Farmington Hills, MI

“I met Karen back in 2009 when my sister, Kathy Cante was diagnosed with kidney cancer. Karen was a good friend of my sister and when I came east to...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: linda radwick - sierra vista, AZ

“Karen, I was deeply sad to hear the news, you were always such a loving, caring, and kind soul. We worked together years ago, and reconnected on...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Tammy Ludvik - West Dundee, IL

“Dear Yoon Mee and family,We were so very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. God bless you with peace and loving memories. ”
5 of 21 | Posted by: Ron and Jo Anne Valliere - FL

“Words cannot express my sorrow. Perhaps the Rutter Requiem... ”
6 of 21 | Posted by: Marcia Slater - Pepperell, MA

“Cousin Karen was a constant communicator with our family in Michigan, especially starting with the births of her beloved grandchildren, whom she...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Judy and Jerry Greenbaum - MI

“It is hard to catalogue my memories of Karen because there are so many - it feels as though I can turn to almost any picture and find her there in...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: Kevin Muller - Yorktown Heights, NY

“Karen was my next door neighbor. She was a warm and kind person. May she Rest In Peace. She will be missed by many. My prayers to all her family and...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Carol Esposito - Baldwin Place, NY

“In our lives, Karen was one of those special and rare individuals who upon meeting her for the first time had the instant ability to make you feel...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Peter Lee - Arroyo Grande, CA

“Karen was more than a sister in law, a cherished friend who poured out to me, my family and so many others. What a generous heart! What a loving soul...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Bonny Keys - Morrisville, NY

“Karen was a shining star here on earth. Always an engaging smile and a fabulous creative wit. Her kindness was unsurpassed. My heartfelt sympathy to...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: Ellen Kyle - Friend

“I am so very sorry to hear of Karen's passing. She was a lovely person and neighbor. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you during this...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: Marietta D'Alessandro - NY

“Karen was my next door neighbor and friend. She was a lovely, sweet woman, with the kindest soul. We are saddened by her passing, but greatful to...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Monica Wyka - Mahopac, NY

“I send my deepest condolences to all of her friends and family. She will surely be missed. She was a very good person and friend. Myself and my...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: Jo LoCascio - Baldwin Place, NY

“Kate and Yoon Mee, I am so saddened to hear of Karen's passing. Too young; too soon. Our family will remember with great fondness and admiration. So...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Ellen Stevens - Leland, NC

“Karen was a wonderful aunt who will be deeply missed. She was kind, caring, and funny. My condolences to all who feel the pain of her loss. ”
17 of 21 | Posted by: Erich Nicholas - NY

“Karen was a great friend to my aunt, Kathy Cante, and to the Cante Family. She was an incredible woman and we were privileged to know her. Our...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: Allison Radwick - Coatesville, PA

“Karen, your loving smile will forever live in my soul. Thank you for loving me and my family as we are....our church will forever be indebted to...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Johanna O'Brien - Mahopac, NY

“So sorry to hear about Karen's passing. She was a sweet lady that I met several times while visiting My cousin Heather Strickland. My thoughts and...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Kathy Griffin - Lake City, SC

“Dear Yoon Mee, Kate and family, Your mother was truly a wonderful and remarkable person and we will always have a special place in our hearts for her...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Dee Kraft - Old Forge, NY

Karen Butterfield of Mahopac, NY passed away on Monday March 27, 2017 at the age of 74. She was born in Brooklyn, NY on March 12, 1943, the daughter of Sidney and Harriet Prue Hersch.

Karen was the secretary at the First Presbyterian Church in Mahopac Falls where she was a member and sang in the church choir. She was an active participant in Relay for Life and served as the caregiver chair. Among her hobbies, she had a green thumb and loved gardening as well as being a good cook.

She is survived by her daughters, Yoon Mee Zhang and her husband, Donald of Marlboro, MA and Katherine Peterson and her fiancé Andy of New Fairfield, CT; her sisters Valerie Rhoda and Joanne Nicholas and her grandchildren Zachary, Connor, Henry, Luke and Lily.

Visiting will be held on Friday March 31, 2017 from 3-7 pm at Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday April 1 at 10 am at the First Presbyterian Church in Mahopac Falls. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Relay For Life, American Cancer Society, 121 Executive Drive, New Windsor, NY 12553.

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First Presbyterian Cemetery

Rt. 6N at Secor Rd. Mahopac Falls, NY 10541