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“My heartfelt sympathy to you all! I have the best memories growing up in the neighborhood with Karen and your whole family. We had so much fun just...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Kristen Marsden - Marblehead, MA

“My deepest sympathy and love to my dear friend Betty and all of Karen's family. You are in my thoughts and prayers, Joan ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Joan Clark - Jensen Beach, FL

“Mrs. Bryan, Maureen, Sharon, Stephen,My prayers are with you all during this sad time. Karen was one of my very first best friends. I am so...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Laurie (McKenna) Beck - Savannah, GA

“So sad for your loss, Karen's kind soul will be missed. ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Dianne O'Sullivan - NEWTON, MA

“To Karen's loved ones, I am so very sorry for your loss. I went to HS with Karen, & I will forever remember her big, beautiful smile. Wishing you all...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Sue (Humphreys) Langlois - MA

“I am so sorry for your loss. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Lisa Williams - Londonderry, NH

“To the Bryan family...I am so sorry for the loss of Karen. I've been thinking back to all the fun times we used to have together. She was a great...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Laura Zagarella Kaddaras - MA

“I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Karen. Although it has been many years since I have seen you all, I think of the neighborhood friends often....Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Donna Belanger (Muise) - MA

“Karen-Rest peacefully sweet friend. I remember fondly of our encounters at Dunkin Donuts. We reminisced of our younger years. Your memory was sharp...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Christine King -Mckinney - MA

“I am so sorry for your loss! I cheered with Karen and lived in her neighborhood. She would always stop and we would talk. She will be mossed ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Kathy (Stevens) Garofano - MA


Karen Marie Bryan, age 50, a lifelong Wakefield resident died on Saint Patrick's Day, March 17, 2018.

Born in Malden on August 26, 1967 she was the daughter of Elizabeth (Cronin) Bryan and the late Edward W. Bryan.

Karen was a kind, loving, and grateful person. She lived her life simply and contently.

Karen is survived by her mother and best friend, Elizabeth (Cronin) Bryan of Wakefield; her sisters, Maureen Thompson of Newburyport and Sharon Bryan of Wakefield; and her brother, Stephen Bryan of Wakefield. She is also survived by her nephews: Dillion, Drew, and Jamie Thompson, all of Newburyport and Brayden Lane of Wakefield.

A private Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at St. Joseph Church, Wakefield. Arrangements are in the care of the McDonald Funeral Home, Wakefield.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), P.O. Box 62596, Baltimore, MD 21264-2596.