Karen  Wilinsky


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Lynnfield MA - On Friday morning, July 19, Karen Wilinsky of Lynnfield, suddenly passed away in her sleep at the age of 59.
She was born on December 31, 1959. in Boston, and grew up living with her family in Peabody and Lynnfield. Karen spent her later years residing in Salem, N.H., where she lived for most of her life.
Karen was self-employed, running her own businesses in home construction and trucking. She had a passion for wildlife, donating countless hours of her time at local animal shelters.
She is survived by son, Mathew Wilinsky, daughter, Nicole Scanlon, and son, Richard Scanlon III, mother, Gloria LaPerle; sister, Jodi Wilinsky Hill, and close friends, Bill Madelung and Brian Moriarty.
The family will be having a private service to celebrate her life later this August on the N.H. Seacoast, one of Karen's favorite places to visit.
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Published on August 9, 2019
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Donna Chapski Prodanas
Aug 16, 2019
Very sorry for your loss...Karen and I never were close in Lynnfield...but she always had a beautiful spirit. A few years ago...because we re met on fb...we talked on phone and caught up. We were suppossed to...but unfortunately...never did. When i think of Karen...i see sunshine a a Bob Segar song she posted while driving through a snow storm. Rest easy gal.xx
Andrea Stilled Carr
Aug 13, 2019
So sorry to hear of Karen's passing. We reconnected thru Facebook about 3 yrs ago but unfortunately life happened and we disconnected again. So many fun childhood memories with Karen especially sharing our bat mitzvah day. My love and sympathy to her family and may she rest in peaceđź’–
Bruce Wollman
Aug 13, 2019
My heart goes out to the Wilinsky Family. I was heart broken to learn of Karen's passing. Although many years have past since we had any contact I will always cherish our childhood friendship and memories growing up in Rolling Hills. My thoughts and prayers go out the entire family.
Jane Batts
Aug 09, 2019
I am truly sorry to hear of Karen’s sudden death.. fondest memories include meeting with her when I was Principal, Fisk School. She was always warm and gracious and loved her children dearly. My heartfelt sympathies. Jane Batts