Phoenix Memorial Park & Mortuary

200 West Beardsley Road, Phoenix, AZ


Karyn Anne Grado

July 23, 1958May 26, 2020

With profound sadness we announce the passing of Karyn Anne Roy Grado, on May 26, 2020. A devoted mother, loving daughter, sister and friend to all whose lives she has touched. Karyn's wishes will be honored as she is laid to rest and joins her son, Charles. The private family Graveside Service will be held on July 7, 2020 at 9:00 am at Phoenix Memorial Park and Mortuary, Phoenix, Arizona. Karyn's final journey will be to Madawaska, Maine for her Celebration of Life. A funeral mass will be held next summer at Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Karyn was the devoted mother of Beau, Abigail, Jacob, and Charles (RIP) Grado, proud Godmother of Katharine Giertych, and grandmother of: Krishtian, Razi and Aiden.

Karyn was also preceded by her father Armand Richard Roy and brother James Michael Roy. Karyn will be dearly missed by her mother Leora Dubay Roy; Sisters Cynthia Roy George, Joanne Roy, Janet Roy Giertych, Michele Roy and half-siblings, Elaine and Danny Roy. She will be greatly missed by loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, and a host of friends.

Although Karyn will be sadly missed, her legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of everyone she touched. Her immeasurable caring nature will be fondly remembered by her family and friends forever.


  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, July 7, 2020


Karyn Anne Grado

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Hilary Piotrowski

May 31, 2020

Aunt Karyn,
Your joy for life was infectious! One of my favorite memories was when just the two of us took a day trip up to Madawaska. Along the way, we tried to climb up those huge hay bales and kept falling on out butts! We were laughing so hard and I laughed even harder when you took out your “brick” cell phone (had to be fifteen years old) to call the farm house. Even though we didn’t see each other often, I always loved our phone conversations and I will cherish the memories I have of you.

Sue Christiana

May 30, 2020

I will miss you so very much, Karyn! I have such fond memories of you as both a child and an adult.
My favorite memories of you always involved laughter and lots of storytelling!
I will miss your sense of humor and your kind and giving ways. Rest In Peace.
Your Cousin Susie

Cynthia Roy George

May 30, 2020

Karyn, Your infectious laugh and big smile will be missed by everyone who has had the honor of knowing you. Definitely one of the most caring, loving, self-less individuals I ever met. Also, very determined and never gave up, no matter what obstacles were placed in front of your!
Karyn always put her children first! As her 'big sister' I will miss our talks on the phone, sipping coffee on the back patio in Florida or on the Farmhouse porch swing in Maine.
Now you can rest in peace with the comfort of knowing you left this World a better place. Tons of Love, Cynthia (Cindy)