September 22, 1953 ~ October 18, 2021
Born in: Milford, CT
Resided in: Hamden, CT
Karen Alison Kendall, 68, beloved wife of John Kendall, peacefully passed away at her home on October 18, 2021 after a long courageous battle with ALS. She was born in Milford on September 22, 1953 to Barbara Striby Boardman of Cheshire and the late Richard Boardman. After growing up in Milford, Karen graduated from Central CT University. Before retirement she was Bursar Manager for PEG Education Group. A voracious reader, she also enjoyed to cook, travel, and spend time with her family. Her biggest loves though, were her grandsons.Time spent with them was invaluable.
Besides her husband of 45 years, Karen will be lovingly remembered by her daughter and son-in-law, Beth and John Melillo of Cheshire; her grandsons, Jason and Ryan Melillo; and her sister, Janet Boardman of Waterbury.
Friends are invited to visit with Karen’s family on Friday, October 22nd from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to ALS Association-CT Chapter at www.alsact.org.
Visitation: October 22, 2021 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Hamden
2300 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518