Karen Marie Baronie, age 67

of Quincy

Karen Marie Baronie, age 67

Karen Marie Baronie, age 67, of Quincy, died peacefully, Friday, January 13, 2023, at her sister’s home in Sandwich, surrounded by her loving family.

Karen was born in Boston, raised and educated in Dorchester and Quincy. She was a graduate of the former Saint Mary’s School in West Quincy and Archbishop Williams High School, Class of 1973. She earned her nursing degree from the former New England Baptist Nursing School in 1982.

She lived in Quincy for the past fifty-eight years.

Karen was proud to be a registered nurse for over thirty-five years. She had a passion for caring for others. She began her career at the former Saint Margaret’s Hospital in Dorchester and went on to work for various visiting nurse associations. She had recently retired.

Utilizing her professional skills and nursing expertise, Karen cared for many of her aunts and cousins over the years, bringing comfort during the end stage of their lives.

She was an avid walker in the Blue Hills Reservation and also enjoyed taking care of her pets.

Beloved daughter of the late Thomas Charles and Mary Agnes (Greene) Baronie.

Devoted sister of Mary Ann Donahue and her husband Michael of Weymouth, and Arlene Marie Baronie of Sandwich.

Loving aunt of Michael Thomas Donahue and his wife Jennifer of Pembroke, and Thomas Joseph Donahue of Weymouth.

Much-loved great aunt of Payton Olivia Donahue and Harper Rae Donahue.

Karen is also survived by her aunt, Terry Kenney; her uncle, Frank Baronie; as well as many dear cousins, friends, and neighbors.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Divine Mercy Parish in Saint Mary’s Church, 95 Crescent Street, West Quincy, on Friday, January 20, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment to follow at Saint Mary’s Cemetery, West Quincy. At the request of the family, visiting hours have been omitted.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Karen’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org.


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  • We were so fond of Karen. She will be greatly missed by many friends and beloved family members, especially by our dear friend
    And her devoted sister, Arlene.
    With our deepest sympathy,
    Susie and Jac McLean

  • Mary Ann and Arlene,

    Our hearts go out to you. Please known you and your family will continue in our thoughts and prayers.

    Rest in Peace Karen.

    The Piascik Family

  • Arlene, Mary Ann and family. We are so sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May she rest in the sweetest peace.
    Love Katie, Tom, Matthew and Madison.

  • Our condolences from the Rizzi Family.

  • Arlene and Mary Ann so very sorry for your lost know that Karen is at peace and was greeted by her family .
    Will be praying for your family
    God bless
    Ann Marie

  • I am thankful for the influence Karen has had on my life. From the time I was a kid on, Karen has always been around with a kind word and a wise thought.

    I will remember her always with Love and gratitude.

  • Arlene,
    I always remember visiting you and your family. Such good memories!!! Your dad was a favorite nephew of my mom’s. He would come to visit us and brought you 3 little girls. It was always a nice time.
    It was wonderful when you and Karen came to visit us in California. Karen and you were such fun guests. Karen was up for anything fun and ready to go,go go. I am so sorry for your loss. Come visit me.