Karen Brown O’Boyle, 50, of Pittston, passed away on Wednesday at the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest, Allentown. She was born in Pittston, September 30th, 1965 and was the daughter of Joan Brown.
Karen was a member of St. John The Evangelist Parrish, Pittston. She was a 1983 graduate of Pittston Area High School and a graduate of Luzerne County Community College School of Nursing where she became a Registered Nurse. Karen worked as a registered nurse for many local hospitals, doctor’s offices and in the local home health care industry. Most recently she was employed at the VA Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre.
Karen was the type of woman who would give you her absolute last dime if you had asked her. She was always looking out for her family and friends, and put everyone before herself despite the situation. She made the best out of the worst, no matter how complicated things would get. She always maintained a positive mindset and tried to make others understand that it could always be worse, and to be grateful for what you have. Anyone who knew her personally would tell you that she had a heart of gold; made the bad times better, and the good times even greater.
A truly amazing and irreplaceable mother, daughter, wife, friend, and sister, she is and always will be loved and missed by many. May she rest in peace, and God bless her soul.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 14 years, Mark O’Boyle, her son, Ryan of Pittston and her daughter, Erin O’Boyle of Pittston. Also surviving are her sister, Jackie Naples and her husband, Rich of Gouldsboro, her uncle, Robert Brown of Pittston and nephews, Chris Williams and William McCracken.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 31st at 6:30pm at Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea with Deacon Jim Cortegrone of St. John The Evangelist Church, Pittston officiating. Friends may call for visitation on Sunday, July 31st from 4pm until time of service. Interment will be held on Monday, August 1st at 10:30am at the Pittston Cemetery.