Karen Arlands, 74, of Margaretville, died September 5, 2012 at Albany Medical Center.
She was born June 22, 1938 at Yonkers, the daughter of Christopher and Lillian (O’Donnell) Fyfe.
Karen grew up in Yonkers where she met Gil Arlands, the love of her life. They married on February 14, 1960. Karen and Gil are the parents of three children; Douglas, Susan, and Glenn.
Karen loved life, loved the Catskill Mountains and Margaretville. After 52 years of marriage each day ended with hugs and love. The door was always open to family and friends. Karen, even through the hard times, found a way to smile. She believed in the “gift of gab” and things always happen for a reason.
She was always guiding her cherished ones into the next day with laughter. Even when she was not right by your side she would always be checking up with us in our hardest times.
She leaves behind her ever loving husband, Gil; two sons, Douglas his wife, Donna, and their children Nicholas and Joseph, and Glenn and his wife, Sandy, and a granddaughter, Jessica.
She was pre-deceased by her daughter, Susan (Arlands) Rossi, who died in 2009. She also leaves behind many relatives and loved ones.
In her passing, Karen would love all to love life and keep laughing.
A celebration of her life with dinner and drinks will be held at Summerfields, Main Street, Margaretville on Sunday Sept. 23, 2012 from 2-5 p.m.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements are entrusted to Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.