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“38 years together and now this. Cousin Robert, what emptiness you must feel. Your family is there for you. Peace. ”
1 of 14 | Posted by: Jim Messina - Allentown, PA

“As Karen is begining her time with Heavenly Angels, know that her kind and loving spirit lives on with her family and those who knew her.Pat Jackson ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Rest in peace ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: mark miller - Charles town, WV

“We are so sorry for your loss. May she rest in the arms of the angels. We will keep Karen and all of her family in our thoughts and prayers. ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Theresa and John Bauer - PA

“Sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with all you family ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Linda Mock (Westover) - Elizabeth, CO

“Tony and family, I am so sorry about your loss. I will be praying for you all in this time of sorrow. ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Sandy Fetterman - Commodore, PA

“Bob and family, so sorry to hear you have lost Karen. May she rest in peace. ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Lynna Obelenus - Lake Wales, FL

“My sincere sympathy to Karen's family. I will always remember her as a kind and gentle woman who cared deeply about all those she loved. She will...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Lisa Ungers - Perry, OH

“Tony and all of your family, I send my sympathies in your loss of Karen. May all the love and good memories you share get you through these days...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Eva Dobransky - Mineral Point, PA

“May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Nancy Messina Granchi - Chardon, OH

“So sorry to hear of the loss of Karen. I worked with her for many years and she will be truly missed. She fought her battle for many years but she...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Tammy Taylor-Smith - Madison, OH

“Robert, Stacy and R.J. so sorry to hear about Karen,s passing. I enjoyed my time spent with Karen. I will miss her lots. What a beautiful person she...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Sandy Gibson - madison, OH

13 of 14 | Posted by: Rick and Debbie Rogowski - OH

“I konw you will all miss her..Everyone should know what a wonderful family you are..I'm sure she is very proud of you all. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Rick and Debbie Rogowski - OH

Karen Messina, age 58, of Madison, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home with her husband and two children by her side after a 10 year battle with illness.

Karen was born July 6, 1954 in Johnstown, PA. She has lived in Madison for 32 years. Karen married the love of her life on November 23, 1974. She enjoyed cooking, shopping, exercising and most of all spending time with her 4 beautiful grandchildren. She worked as a medical receptionist for Dr. Frank Sailors and Associates for 15 years and as a home childcare provider for many years.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Robert. Her daughter, Stacy (James) Poe of Madison, her son R.J. of Madison, her 4 grandchildren, MaKayla, Marissa, James Mason and Marshall Poe. Her brothers Tony (Sharon) DePetro, Walt DePetro and Joe DePetro Sr. Sisters Mary (Mick) Cedor and Tanya (Ben) Wilshire all from PA.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Tony and Mary DePetro.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., Sunday, March 3, 2013 at The Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River Street, Madison. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 4, 2013 at Immaculate Conception Church in Madison. She will be laid to rest on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at the Richland Cemetery in Johnstown, PA. Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 5786 Heisley Road, Mentor OH 44060.