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Karen (Hasson) Charest

May 2, 1953 ~ May 6, 2020 (age 67)


         On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, Karen Ann (Hasson) Charest , 67, loving wife of 48 years to Denis A. Charest, adoring mother of 3 and Mémère to 7 grandchildren, lost her year and a half battle with cancer, at home and surrounded by her family. She was born on May 2, 1953, to James and Jacqueline (Viens) Hasson  of Westport, MA. 

       She was predeceased by her brother Jimmy Hasson (wife Cheryl) and is survived by her sister Brenda Eldridge (husband Keith); her children Jennelyn Charest (husband Alvaro Zuniga) of Wallingford, Denis Brett Charest (wife Marissa) of Canyon Lake, CA, and Jameson Charest (wife Kristin), Beacon Falls, CT; and her 7 grandchildren: Matias (13), Ethan (11), and Owen (9) Zuniga and Evan (12), Bentley (8), Logan (4) and Elyse (2 months) Charest, to whom she was a wonderfully caring and involved Mémère.

       Karen was known for her love of family and friends, her beautiful smile and infectious laugh, her love of home designing and playing cards, and her incredible organizational and event planning skills. She dove into everything in her life with vision and foresight, passion, and fearlessness. She was a champion for those in need, advocating for judicial fairness, equal enforcement of all laws, and veterans services.

       She will be remembered for her selfless ability to help people through the nightmare of 9/11 while serving Connecticut citizens by working for Congressman Christopher Shays. For the past 18 years, she worked for Calcagni Realty helping people’s dreams of homeownership come true.

       A service to remember and celebrate her incredible journey will be held at a later appropriate date at Auclair Funeral Home, 690 S. Main St, Fall River, MA. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Closer to Free Fund, which provides essential support for cancer research and patient care.  Online guestbook at

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