Becker Funeral Home


Karen I. Bayconish-Nilan

April 10, 1961October 8, 2020

BAYCONISH-NILAN, Karen I., 59, of Valley Cottage, NY, formerly of River Vale, NJ, passed away on Thursday, October 8th, 2020. Karen is survived by her beloved children Matthew and Valerie, her mother Dorothy, and her sister Kathy. She is predeceased by her father Ned. Karen was a graduate of Parsons School of Design and Rockland Community College. She was a Teacher’s Assistant for the Nyack Public School District, where she greatly enjoyed working with the children each day. Previously, she was employed as a graphic designer for several area firms. A Celebration of Karen's life and faith will take place on Monday, October 12th at Cornerstone Bible Church, 819 Rivervale Rd., River Vale, NJ at 11AM, with interment at Westwood Cemetery to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Karen's name to the American Cancer Society or an organization of your choice.


  • Funeral Service

    Monday, October 12, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Monday, October 12, 2020


Karen I. Bayconish-Nilan

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Annie Mills

October 13, 2020

Karen and I worked together at the middle school. She worked hard to make lessons more organized, neater and easier for the students and teachers on her team. I remember how diligently she worked, quickly she learned, and how much she cared for the students. Karen took out her bible and headphones after lunch, and prayed for her children every day. Matthew and Valerie, you were the loves of her life.
Rest in Peace, Karen.

Kathy Bayconish

October 12, 2020

Although the services are now over, we will never really say "good bye". Your spirit lives on around us and especially in Matthew and Valerie. Sleep well now, Karen. We know we will see you and Papa again.
Love you,

Rebecca Pence

October 11, 2020

Your mom was such a lovely person who radiated warmth and love. It was my privilege to know her as both a colleague and parent. The best testimony to her life is you, her incredible children. You are the ultimate witness to her faith. I pray that you find comfort in the knowledge that there are no more tears or pain where she is now. I will be holding you up in my prayers.
Numbers 6:24-26

Miriam Lynn

October 11, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Karen in her spare time would help the nurses office in the Middle School with updating our paperwork, her expert skills with the computer was always welcomed. She adored you both and would talk about your achievements. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Miriam Lynn RN

Diane Janssens

October 10, 2020

May you rest in peace, my cousin!!! All my love and condolences to your families!

Margaret Blehi

October 10, 2020

Vienaja Pamjat Aunt Margie


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