May 3, 1944 – June 28, 2020
Karen (Kurjiaka) Williams, age 76 of New Milford, passed away peacefully on June 28, 2020 following a long illness. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Joseph M. Williams Sr, and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
Karen was born in Danbury, May 3, 1944, the daughter of the late Paul and Elsie (Kaufmann) Kurjiaka. She attended Danbury High School, and was employed as a bookkeeper for Perkin Elmer, and Western CT State University. In her retirement, Karen enjoyed NASCAR, watching football, crocheting, crossword puzzles, and spending special times with her grandchildren Dylan and Tiffani Saunders. Her favorite holiday was Christmas, where she would bake cookies with the help of her grandkids.
In addition to her husband, Karen is survived by her daughter Bonni Williams Vincent, her stepsons Joseph Williams (Cathy) and Scott Williams, her sister; Connie Green her brother; Paul Kurjiaka, six grandchildren, four great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, loving relatives, cousins, and friends. Karen was predeceased by her son Thomas Williams in October 2017.
A graveside service for immediate family will take place on Monday July 6th at 11:00am in Saint Peter Cemetery, Danbury.
Memorial contributions in Karen’s name are requested to be made to a charity of one’s choice.
a Graveside Service for Immediate Family
Monday, July 6, 2020
July 1, 2020
Karen (aka) Mom you are missed with many thoughts of good times and some difficult times.I know that being close with Bonni Dylan ,TiffIni , and of course Pops working with you all those years ago was the path I was to take Thanks for your unwitting advice and support throughout the years .I know you are resting in peace now and are looking over our shoulders all the way
Love and hugs : Sue , John and Jeremy
ALLIE MACDONALD FRANCO
July 1, 2020
Bonni and family sending our deepest condolences at this time.Your mom gained her wings to go fly and be pain free till you meet again.