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Karen L. Russell-Norton of Carmel, NY passed away on Sunday June 18, 2017 at the age of 79. She was born in Pontiac, MI on February 4, 1938, the daughter of Robert L. and Boqueen E. Smith.

She was a retired bookkeeper with Meadowland of Carmel.

Karen married Harold J. "Hal" Norton Jr. on February 14, 2002. Hal died on October 6, 2008. She is survived by her sons, Mark Russell of Palm Bay, FL, John Russell and his wife Rae of Danbury, CT, James Russell and his wife Denise and Timothy Russell, all of Carmel, her stepsons, Thomas Norton and his wife Roseanne of St. Augustine, FL, Robert Norton of LaGrange, NY and Gary Norton and his wife Karen of MA, her sisters, Jean Heiss, Penny Smith, Lynn Miron and Kim Hunt, her grandchildren Tanner, Jessica, Ryan, Jenny, Emily, Kayla, Daniel, James and Brian and her great grandchildren Ele, Giana, Valerie, Natalie, Clara and Riley.

Visiting will be held on Thursday June 22, 2017 from 5-7:30 pm at Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home where funeral services will commence at 7:30 pm. Per Karen's wishes, private cremation services were held earlier.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Karen may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association of Westchester and Putnam, 540 White Plains Rd., Suite 300, Tarrytown, NY 10591.