Karen J. Courtemanche Print E-mail

Karen J. Courtemanche

Loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend
            Karen J. (Coffin) Courtemanche, 69, of Dracut, died peacefully, Friday, March 15th at Lowell General Hospital following a long and courageous battle with cancer.
            Born in Presque Isle, Maine, August 4, 1949, a daughter of the late Elmer Dana and the late Virginia Alice (Kinney) Coffin, upon relocating to Lowell, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School.
            Before recently retiring, Karen was employed as Manager of Joker’s Lounge as well as the Rally Cap, both located in Dracut for many years.
            Among her many activities, she loved cooking, playing cards and traveling. Her true passion, however, was family. She cherished the quality time she was able to spend with her children and grandchildren.
            Karen is survived by her two beloved sons H. Jarrod Courtemanche and his wife Bonnie of Westford, MA and Jason Leo Courtemanche and his wife Monique of Chelmsford, MA; eight grandchildren Connor J., Marcus A. and Seth D. Courtemanche and Jared, Max, Trey, Cory and Caya Hansen; a sister Darla Scott of Tyngsboro, MA; three brothers Jere Delano and his wife Kay of San Antonio, TX, Kendall Coffin of Pittsburg, PA and Byron Coffin and his wife Julie of Brookline, MA; many sisters and brothers-in-law of the Courtemanche family; many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grandnephews, among them  Matthew Scott and his wife Julie, their children Aaron and Ethan and Sheryl Hartwell; her dear friends Ed Morgan and Ashley McCluin; and a special thanks to Susie and Sierra Wasserman who were always so helpful and like family to her.
          Family and friends may call for a Memorial Visitation at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 6 P.M. Friday immediately followed by her Celebration of Life at Joker’s Lounge, 135 Stewart in Dracut. E-condolences/directions at
www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Muscular Dystrophy Association National Office, 161 N. Clark, Suite 3550, Chicago, Illinois 60601 or online at mda.org or Autism Speaks, 1060 State Road, Second Floor Princeton, NJ 08540 or online at autismspeaks.org or the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St, Framingham, MA 01701 or online at cancer.org. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

Condolences (4)
  • Gibby Coffin
    Dearest Cousins: Please accept my deepest sympathy on learning of the loss of your sister Karen. Although there are many years and miles between us "we are still all connected" Love and Prayers Gibby
  • Gibby Coffin
    Dear Cousins Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your sister Karen. Although it has been many years and miles between us "we are all still connected"! Love any prayers Gibby
  • The Websters  - Caring Woman
    With sincere sympathy to the Courtemanche Family. Karen was a very generous woman. Her heart was gentle and kind. She will be forever missed. Rest In Peace Karen!
  • Ashley  - Always missed!
    There are just some days I just want to text you and I can’t anymore....I will miss you and everything you always did for anybody that needed it. You taught me a lot and I will always be greatful for it. Will miss you very dearly!!!! Sorry for all the family. Xoxoxo always! AM
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