Jim Abbate wrote:
Dear Brother Tom, Truly sorry for your loss.
Please remember you are not alone....we are always here for you.
Bill Halm wrote:
Dear Tom and Family,
It was with much sadness that my brother Mike informed me of the passing of your beloved Karen. Though I did not know her, I'm sure that as your wife Tom, she must have been a remarkable person, as well as mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, and friend. Please know of my heartfelt sympathy, thoughts, and prayers for her soul and each and every one of you at this most difficult of times.
Jennifer Gutierrez wrote:
Aunt Karen, to this day my favorite hairdresser❤️ She permed my hair so many times, even against her better judgement I think. She did it because I asked and I loved her for it.
Judith Amberg wrote:
Dear Tom, Justine, Rory, Kyle, Kaitlyn, and Family,
As the Director of Alumni Relations Emeritus at Saint Viator High School, I offer you the sympathy and prayers of the Saint Viator High School community. As you hoped, you did Karen proud with an obituary that gave us a glimpse into this amazing wife, mother, grandma, daughter, sister, and friend.
Our hearts go out to you as you move through your journey of grief. We pray for you as you share the stories...laugh and cry...and find ways to celebrate Karen’s life and the love she shared with you.
As I read the obituary notice about Karen, “Grace” and “Mama Bear,” who “selflessly and unapologetically made those around her better,” I was reminded of an adaptation of a reading from the book of Sirach.
“Let us praise an illustrious woman,
faithful to her family and friends, strong in her love.
At peace in her heart and her world,
she has left us her good name, and we recount her life of praiseworthy deeds.
A generous woman her good works will never be forgotten.
Among her family and friends there remains a rich inheritance born of her….
Her name lives on from generation to generation.
We gather to sing her praises.
We will proclaim her wisdom and love of life all our days.”
May memories of Karen comfort you.
May the knowledge Karen lives on in your goodness give you peace and hope.
Take care and God bless you with the gifts you most need!
Judith Wampach Amberg
Saint Viator High School Director of Alumni Relations Emeritus
Lyn, Jodi, Sonia wrote:
To Justine, Philmore and the Mullen Family: You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time. May you soon find peace in the cherished memories, knowing that she is ever present in your hearts.
Sabine Fioretto wrote:
My condolences, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
"Those we love don't go away.
They walk beside us every day; unseen, unheard but always near, so loved, so missed so very dear!"
Ron and Bonnie Klaus wrote:
Initially we met Tom and Karen a long time ago through Kiwanis Club. Karen and Tom made us feel so comfortable. I just talked with Tony Viola and he and Julie feel the same way as we do. God has a special place for Karen in heaven. God bless ,
Ron and Bonnie.
Jermimah Akuchu wrote:
To Justine and family,
My deepest sympathy. You are your family are in my prayers and may you rejoice in the beautiful memories of her.
Terry Boland wrote:
Dear Tom and Family,
I was so saddened to hear of the loss of your wife and mother, Karen.
She and all of you will remain in my prayers and my family’s prayers too.
Trust in the Lord’s Loving embrace for her soul and your grieving hearts.
I know this from my own wife’s passing.
God Bless & keep you all
Terry Boland & Family
Pete and Cindy Solverson wrote:
Our heart goes out to the Mullen family. Living in Elmwood Park, way back when., we were neighbors. Karen was a great friend to everyone on the block. She was truly loved and adored by her family and friends. She will be definitely missed. God bless to her family.
Pamela and Dean Niro wrote:
We are so sad to hear of your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you. May she Rest In Peace.
The Frighetto Family (Mark, Nancie ((Karyl and Liz's niece)), Reid and Reese) wrote:
Our sincere condolences to the family. We are thinking of all of you, and praying for Karen.
Tim Herlehy wrote:
My condolences, thoughts and prayers are with you Coach Mullen and your family.
Chris Brown wrote:
Justine and Mullen family. My deepest condolences on your loss. Her spirit, charisma and overall being lives on through the great family that you all are and for that she is always here. May peace and comfort find you all today and forever.
Joette Fleming wrote:
Tom, Kyle, Kaitlyn, Justine and Rory,
So very very sorry to have heard this news. My deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers to you all at this very difficult time.
Mike and Judi Cibelli wrote:
Tom and Family, we are very sorry for your loss. Karen was one of the nicest and kindest people we ever met. We will be praying for you and your family during this time, please accept our deepest sympathies.
Tony Sherlock wrote:
Justine and family, we are so sorry for your loss of your mother. Thinking about and praying for you and the family during this time.
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