Karen Louise Kronholm
May 7, 1958 – August 13, 2019
Karen L. (McLaughlin) Kronholm MEDWAY—Karen L. Kronholm, 61, died unexpectedly August 13, 2019 at her residence. She was born May 7, 1958 in Holyoke, MA a daughter of Walter S. and Yvonne E. (Philbrook) McLaughlin. She was a private person but was the rock of her family. She had an amazing love for her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved all animals and enjoyed watching the Hallmark Channel. She was very active with foster care and over the years took in over 60 children. She will be remembered for keeping an immaculate house.
She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Philip Kronholm; daughter Casie McLaughlin and her husband Tobbie; two grandsons Tyler Pelkey-McLaughlin and Dylan McLaughlin; two great grandchildren Gracie Rae Pelkey and Brandon Robert Pelkey-McLaughlin; her sister and best friend Trish McLaughlin and husband David London; mother-in-law and father-in-law Darlene and Orman Kronholm; half brother Louis Philbrook and his wife Madeline. She was predeceased by her parents.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s hospital www.stjude.org
- St. Jude's Children's Hospital