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Saturday November 7th, 2020
1:00pm - 3:00pm

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Konicek & Collett Funeral Home, LLC
Saturday November 7th, 2020
3:00pm - 3:30pm

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Karen E. Ryan

Cohoes – Karen E. Ryan passed away peacefully on October 23, 2020. Born in Troy, Karen was the daughter of Catherine Herrington Jensen and the late Donald H. Jensen and was the cherished wife of the late Michael F. Ryan who passed away on October 26, 2020. In addition to her mother, Karen is survived by her siblings Cathy (Richard, Jr.) Wark, Kevin (Joanne) Jensen; in-laws, Colleen (Peter) Storings, Peggy Ryan, Tina (Todd) Rorick, Vincent (Marybeth) Ryan and Edward (Karen) Ryan; She was the loving aunt of Richard "Ricky" Wark-III, Kristopher Wark (Karen's godson), Bethanie Wark, Joyce-Lynn Jensen, Mitchell Jensen, Arielle Ooms, Megan Ooms, Katelyn Ooms, Liam Storings, Stephanie Smith (Dustin), Molly Rorick, Jesse Ryan (Marenah), Kyle Ryan (Jackie), Casey Ryan--Michael's godson, late Alexander Ryan, Sean Ryan, Collin Smith, Kayleigh Ryan, Jaxson Smith, Spencer Ryan and Christopher Ryan. Surviving aunts and uncles include: Aunt Norma Fletcher, Uncle Peter "the Wizard of Id" (Sharon), Uncle James (Betty) Herrington, Aunt Marge, and Aunt Muriel "Duff" Chestnut. Karen is also survived by many cousins. Karen was predeceased by her brother Kenneth Jensen as well as several aunts and uncles. She was the loving mom to many fur babies who are Tiki, Kiki, Little Bit, Taz, Leah-Louise, Dozer, Zoe, Abel "oof, oof", Easter, Callie, Jake, Gracie and Snickers. She had many interests including caring for our mother and father, she loved to shop and never met a coupon she did not like, reading and puzzle games. Karen worked at St. Peters hospital, initially as a patient care technician on the floors and then on the cardiac floor as a cardiac monitoring tech. She started her working career at Samaritan Hospital in the Radiology Department, where she met her husband Michael. She also worked at Leonard Hospital and Capital Region Cardiology Associates. Family and friends are invited to visit with Karen's family on November 7th, from 1-3pm at the Konicek & Collett Funeral Home, LLC, 1855 12th Avenue, Watervliet. A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations to the ASPCA or the American Diabetes Association would be deeply appreciated.

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My deepest condolences to Karen's family and loved ones. Karen was an incredibly special person. She brought light, love and laughs wherever she went. I am so blessed and honored to be able to call her a friend. Her kindness and compassion was inspiring, she not only took care of people in a physical sense but she took care of people's spirit and soul. I'll miss our conversations, our sign language lessons and so much more. The love between Mike and Karen was the type of love we all dream about. I've never seen such devotion and loyalty. She will be deeply missed by many. Much love to everyone during this incredibly difficult time. I pray for comfort and healing for everyone. She really was an Angel on Earth. Rest in peace my beautiful friend, thank you for giving me an opportunity to be apart of your life.

Angelique Nov 3 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Karen Ryan

Angelique Nov 3 2020 12:00 AM

My deepest condolences to Karen's family and loved ones. Karen was an incredibly special person. She brought light, love and laughs wherever she went. I am so blessed and honored to be able to call her a friend. Her kindness and compassion was inspiring, she not only took care of people in a physical sense but she took care of people's spirit and soul. I'll miss our conversations, our sign language lessons and so much more. The love between Mike and Karen was the type of love we all dream about. I've never seen such devotion and loyalty. She will be deeply missed by many. Much love to everyone during this incredibly difficult time. I pray for comfort and healing for everyone. She really was an Angel on Earth. Rest in peace my beautiful friend, thank you for giving me an opportunity to be apart of your life.

Angelique Nov 3 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Karen Ryan

Angelique Nov 3 2020 12:00 AM

Karen you are one of the kindest,gentlest,most nurturing people that made me look forward to working weekends. May you and Mike rest in eternal peace in heaven.

John Guzman Nov 2 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Karen Ryan

John Guzman Nov 2 2020 12:00 AM

Karen you are one of the kindest,gentlest,most nurturing people that made me look forward to working weekends. May you and Mike rest in eternal peace in heaven.

John Guzman Nov 2 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Karen Ryan

John Guzman Nov 2 2020 12:00 AM

Karen was a wonderful coworker and friend. She will be missed very much. My thoughts and prayers are with Karen's family during this difficult time. - Ben

Ben Johnson Oct 29 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Karen Ryan

Ben Johnson Oct 29 2020 12:00 AM

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