Karen D. Wight

April 12, 1943June 7, 2018
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Karen D. Wight, age 75 of Ogdensburg passed away on Thursday (June 7, 2018) at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center. Visitation for friends and family will be held at Foxwood Memorial Park Chapel on Thursday (June 14th) from 11:00am – 1:00pm. There will be no funeral service. Arrangements are with the Fox & Murray Funeral Home.

Surviving is her son Andrew Wight of Ogdensburg; a grandson Isiah Wight of Morgantown, VA; a brother James (Diane) Durr of Ogdensburg; sister-in-law Mary Durr of Ogdensburg; nephews Kevin (Jennifer) Durr and John Durr; nieces Michelle (Mark) Maroney & Amanda (Jason) Notareschi; great-nieces & nephews Emily, McKenna & Avery Durr, Marney & John Durr III, Mason & Mya Maroney, Lucy, Evelyn & Hattie Notareschi along with many friends.

Her brother John Durr predeceased her.

Karen was born on April 12, 1943 in Ogdensburg NY, a daughter of James & Mildred (Reed) Durr. She graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy in 1961, and continued her education at the Ogdensburg Business School.

During her career she worked at the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center and the Canton Potsdam Hospital doing secretarial work. She was a former member of the Ogdensburg Women’s bowling league and Vice-President of the CYC Deanery.

Karen enjoyed being on the St. Lawrence River, reading, her camp, fishing, laughing and spending time with family. Memorial contributions can be made to the John Durr Scholarship Fund c/o Ogdensburg Free Academy, 1100 State St; Ogdensburg, NY 13669 or a charity of one’s choice. Condolences and fond memories can also be shared at


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June 14, 2018

I worked at Canton-Potsdam Hospital and was fortunate to have known Karen. She was always a ray of sunshine with her smile and laughter. I am deeply saddened at your loss.

Bryan and Joan Felitto

June 13, 2018

We were saddened to learn of Karen's passing . She was a great across the lane neighbor . We were colleagues for some rime when she worked at SUNY Canton , while we were building the new campus ,. Great lady , always enjoyed her smile each day when i d see her at the college .

Later we became neighbors and we both would see Karen on her walks and always engaged her about our mutual admiration for our feline friends .

RIP Karen , you will be missed

Bryan and Joan

Holly Short Jankowski

June 13, 2018

So Sorry to read of Karen's passing. She and I grew up together and played together on Elizabeth Street. I also have fond memories of her Mom Millie and the great birthday parties that she had for Karen. As we both reached high school, we sort of drifted apart because she was at OFA and I was at SMA but we had many happy adventures in our younger days. What a great girl! Holly Short Jankowski

Jim and Wendy Flood

June 13, 2018

Thinking of the family and extending our sincere sympathy and prayers

John Lawrence

June 11, 2018

Karen was my secretary and friend at CPH for 20 years, and remained friends with Michele and I after. I remember the Colonel cornering me at the bowling alley when Karen had just returned from Florida and told me about Karen. Two days later she was my coworker. Michele and I both loved her and will miss her.

Scott Sargent

June 11, 2018

Thoughts and prayers for Karen's family...she was a great neighbor growing up on Elizabeth Street. God bless....

Michael McNamara

June 11, 2018

I remember what a great neighbor and friend Karen was. The Durr household was a great place to go. Many fun times there. The Durr's always made you feel like part of the family when you where at there home. Karen's Mom, Dad and Brothers where like family when I was youngster. May Karen rest in peace. She was an angel for sure.

Kevin Durr

June 10, 2018

She was always so giving, kind, laid back, and had a contagious laugh. So many good memories made on The River hanging out on the beach. My college buddies would come up over the summer and say "you have the coolest Aunt ever!" She will be greatly missed, and always remembered... all I have to do is look at The River to be reminded of her.

Josephine Kraeger

June 10, 2018

So sorry to hear of Karen’s passing, Love Aunt Jo

Richard and Mildred Dillenbeck

June 10, 2018

We are saddened to learn of the passing of Karen, our long time neighbor and friend.
Her parents became our neighbors when we moved to our present home 70 years ago. We saw all their children grow up and all became our friends.We want to extend our sympathy and condolences to the Durr and Wight families. God Bless you all.