Karen A. (Weeks) Hamilton, age 81 of Clinton, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 4, 2021 surrounded by her loving family and into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior.
Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on April 30, 1940, Karen was the daughter of the late Stanton M. and Ada M. (Edwards) Weeks. Karen was raised in Cambridge and educated in Waltham graduating from Waltham High School, class of 1958. Upon graduation, Karen went on to attend Bryant & Stratton College where she earned her degree in Administrative Assistance, class of 1959. Karen worked as an Administrative Assistant for the Digital Equipment Corporation for many years from 1976 and retiring in 2003.
Family was most important to Karen. She especially loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She cherished hosting and spending time with family and friends for the holidays. Her Danish meat cakes on Christmas Eve and pork pie on New Year's Day were family traditions. She loved to travel with her family, especially cruises to Bermuda, the Caribbean and Mexico. Karen was a member of the Danish Sisterhood of America and traveled twice to Denmark, for both the sites and genealogy. Karen was a longtime member of the Order of the Eastern Star Magdalene Chapter 28. She was also a member of the Clinton Historical Society and a board member of the Friends of the Bigelow Free Public Library in Clinton. Karen also enjoyed shopping and finding treasures at area yard sales.
Karen is survived by her two daughters, Janice Ann Kuczwara and her husband Steven of Leominster, MA; and Donna Marie Traylor of Clinton, MA; her nephews, Donald and David Weeks; her sister-in-law, Loretta Weeks of Groveland, MA; her five grandchildren, Stephanie Traylor, Christian Traylor, Dr. Jessica (Wiitala) and her husband Douglas, Michael Kuczwara and his wife Ashley, and Jared Kuczwara and his wife Skylar. Four, soon to be five, great-grandchildren, Harper Kuczwara, Rowan Kuczwara, Desmond Kuczwara, Ava Kuczwara and soon Daxton Wiitala. She was predeceased by her brother Donald Weeks.
Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Karen on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Home, 42 Concord Street, Maynard. Her funeral service will be celebrated on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 11:00 am at the Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Home, 42 Concord Street, Maynard. Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery in Maynard.
Gifts in her memory may be made to the American Heart Association – 300 5th Avenue, Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451.