O'Brien, Karen, E. Saner Karen Elizabeth O'Brien, age 65 of Palmer Ave. Hamden, passed away June 7, 2008 at Conn. Hospice in Branford. Karen is the loving wife of Thomas J. O'Brien; mother of Thomas 'Tiny' O'Brien III, Kevin 'O'B' O'Brien and his wife Maria all of Hamden and John and his wife Marisa O'Brien of Meriden and sister of Frederick Saner of Oxford. Karen is also survived by her grandchildren; Eric, Britany and Sara and several nieces and nephews and cousins. Born in New Haven on April 21, 1943 she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Viola Bradley Saner. Karen was a former Town Clerk for the Town of Hamden and Secretary to Sales for Northeast Graphics as well as a Justice of the Peace. She was a member of the Hamden Junior Women's Club and Past President of the Hamden Emblem Club # 396. Her funeral will leave from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Hamden, Wednesday at 9:30 AM. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church at 10 AM. Burial will follow in Beaverdale Memorial Park, New Haven. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 4 to 8 PM.

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  1. Dear Kevin(‘OB’) and Family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. May God bless you with strength and warm memories during this difficult time. Sincerely, Kim Perrotti

  2. Dear Tom and Family, I am thinking of you today with deep and sincere sympathy. I loved Karen and will miss her. She was the best of the best. Love, Cousin Kathy, Kathleen & Todd, Mary and Chris.

  3. Dear Tom and Kevin, I am so sorry to hear about Karen she will be missed i remember how much energy she had and i remember the many good times My thoughts and prayers our with you Mike Riggione

  4. Dear Tom, My deepest sympathy for you and your family. Karen was a beautiful person and I am sure she is going to be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family. Karen

  5. Dear Tom, Tommy, Kevin & John, My heart and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time without your beloved Karen. I will always remember her as the life of the party. Heaven has a wonderful, special angel in the choir. Love always, Patty Anne

  6. I am so sorry for your loss. Karen certainly lived her life to the fullest and was an inspiration to me when I was diagnosed 2 years ago. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Diana DeMasi (Northeast Graphics)

  7. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Karen brought happiness to everyone around her. She will truly be missed. Linda & John Walters

  8. I am so sorry to hear of your loss.You and your family are in my prayers. May God Bless and comfort you at this time. Ann Brown

  9. MR. O’BRIEN & SONS SO SORRY TO HEAR OF THE PASSING OF YOUR WIFE, MOTHER. IT WAS A PLEASURE TO HAVE MET HER & I KNOW SHE WILL BE DEEPLY MISSED, PLEASE TREASURE THE GOOD TIMES YOU’VE SHARED WITH HER AND KEEP THEM CLOSE TO YOUR HEART. MAY SHE REST IN PEACE.

  10. My dear Tom and family: My sincere sympathy to all of you with karen’s passing. She was one great gal and shall miss her very much. She was an inspiration to me as well as many others. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Alida

  11. Tiny’ I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. I offer my sympathy and prayers for you and your family. I hope you are doing well.

  12. Tom and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Karen will be missed dearly by our family and the countless others whose lives she touched. Bill,Lynn and Mackenzie Wilson

  13. Tom, I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. I pray that your family finds comfort in remembering all of the special years spent together as a family. God Bless you and your family.

  14. Tom, We were so sorry to hear about our long-time friend Karen. Hopefully she is at peace now. Love to all

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