Karen Ann O'Hearn

November 18, 1958January 2, 2019

Karen O’Hearn, 60, formerly of Franklin, died suddenly on January 2nd 2019, at home asleep in her bed. She was born on the 18th of November 1958 in New London, CT, to the late Reginald and Wanda. She attended New London High School, Nursing School in Vermont, and Three Rivers Community College where she achieved her Registered Nursing Degree in 1999. She married to W. Stephen (Stretch) O'Hearn Jr. in 1986. He predeceased her in 2014. Karen worked at Norwich Pediatric Group and then the William W. Backus hospital for a combined 30 years of service. She is best known for her caring, giving nature and the compassionate care given to the children and other patients she cared for. She was always ready and willing to give the shirt off of her back if it would help someone else. She was an avid crafter, seamstress with her trusty Singer machine, and a loving caring mother, wife and sister. Karen is survived by her brother Fred Trombley of Preston and her two sons William O'Hearn III M.D. and Andrew O'Hearn. A graveside service will be held on Monday, January 14th, 2019 at 9A.M. in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in New London, CT. To leave a condolence or sign the online guest book, please visit


  • Graveside Service Monday, January 14, 2019

Karen Ann O'Hearn

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Devon & Bekon Flory

January 12, 2019

We are both heart-broken to hear of Karen's passing.
She will be greatly missed.
If either of you need any help or just someone to talk to, we are just a call a way.

Carl & Penny Tyler

January 10, 2019

Will & Andrew
We were so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing, our love and prayers go out to you boys.
May God bring you peace and comfort.
Sending you much love from the whole Tyler Family (Cory, Josh, Carl & Pen)

Delisa Fournier

January 9, 2019

My deepest sympathy and condolences to Will and Andy. Your mom was a great woman. I was shocked to hear of your loss. She will be missed. I haven’t seen mom in a few years but I have always considered her a very good friend. Take comfort in knowing she is with your dad and grandparents and is at peace. God Bless.

Stacie Mikula-Tate

January 9, 2019

Cousin Karen, you surely will be missed. You were a loving and giving person that always had gum to give to all your cousins. You were funny and always made others feel your love. Being so far from home didn't stop us from talking even if it was thru Facebook. Please make sure you tell everyone in Heaven that they are missed so much.

Love always,
Stacie Mikula-Tate
Greenville, NC 27834

Bob & Jean Trombley

January 9, 2019

Was so sorry to hear this news about my cousin Karen. Our condolences go out to William and Andrew and my cousin Fred Trombley. Karen took after her Mom and Dad with her giving, caring and compassionate nature. She was a great Mother raising two wonderful children. She will be missed by all that she touched. The family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Tara Webber

January 9, 2019

I'm sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time. You have my condolences.