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Karen A. (Thompson) Watkins, 71, passed away October 5, 2017, at Parkland Medical Center in Derry, N.H., surrounded by her loving family and her best pal Diane Stabile.
Born in Haverhill, she was the daughter of the late Hector and Elaine (Driscoll) Thompson. Raised and educated in Haverhill, she was a graduate of Haverhill High School, Class of 1964. Karen was employed in the Bakery and Deli Departments at Hannaford’s Grocery Store in Hampstead, N.H., for 15 years. She enjoyed going up to camp with her family in Bethel, Vt. A loving, caring and devoted mother and grandmother, her family was everything to her, especially her grandchildren. She will be missed by all who loved her.
Karen is survived by her children, Deborah Kinser of East Hampstead, N.H., Cynthia (Manakas) Tripari and her husband, Anthony of Newton, N.H., Stephen W. Watkins, Jr. of East Hampstead, N.H., Michael Watkins and his wife, Jessie (Hood) of Derry, N.H.; her siblings, Mickey Thompson and Debbie Spears of Bradford, Kevin Thompson of Haverhill, David Thompson and his wife, Jeanne of Bradford, Doreena Smith and her husband, Wayne of Haverhill; five grandchildren, William Kinser, Jr, Jason Kinser, Alexandra Tripari, Brady Watkins, and Dillon Watkins; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings, Janice Vadeboncoeur and James Thompson.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend calling hours on Wednesday, October 11, from 4 until 7 p.m. at the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main Street, Haverhill. A Funeral service will follow in the funeral home at 7 p.m. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Salem Street, Bradford, on Thursday, October 12, at 1 p.m. Please visit Comeau Funeral Home on Facebook or www.comeaufuneral.com.
Published on  October 10, 2017
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