Karen Louise Faxon Obituary, Death – After a short struggle with a highly aggressive form of ovarian cancer, Karen Louise Faxon passed away on February 19 at the Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital. Her life was very well lived as a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, and friend. After a life that was very well lived as a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, and friend, Karen Louise Faxon passed away. It is with heavy hearts that her family conveys the news of her passing; it came after a life well lived.
Karen Layman was born to Kenneth and Barbara Layman on August 16, 1962, and she was delivered in Catskill Hospital in Catskill, New York. She was Edith Layman’s younger sister, but she would grow up to be Christopher Layman’s older sister. She was born in Edith Layman’s family. After completing her high school education at Greenville Central School, she enrolled in the nursing program at Hudson Valley Community College and graduated with a nursing diploma in the year 1980. At the start of her career as a nurse, Karen worked at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, which is located in the state of New York. It was there that she had her initial encounter with Timothy Faxon, who at the time was working in the field of respiratory therapy.
Karen spent several days in the hospital room during her final week, and Tim impatiently waited outside for her to complete caring for a patient so that he could take her out on their first date. Throughout this time, Tim was anxiously anticipating their time together. Tim’s plan was to ask Karen out on a date before she completed taking care of the patient, and he hoped that she would say yes. After getting married in 1987, Tim and Karen started building a home in Old Chatham the following year (1988). In 1991, they welcomed their first child, a daughter they called Jillian, and three years later, in 1993, they welcomed their second child, a son they named Nicholas.
Karen had a passion for traveling, and some of the most memorable vacations she ever took were in Florida with her family and, more recently, in Ireland with Jillian to celebrate Karen’s 60th birthday.
Both of these trips were in honor of Karen’s travel obsession. Her artistic qualities, such as her crafting and design skills, were on full display not only at Jillian’s wedding on May 29, 2020 and Nick’s wedding on November 6, 2022, but also at every other family event. Jillian’s wedding was on May 29, 2020, and Nick’s wedding was on November 6, 2022. It was commonly known that during the winter vacations, Karen would have elaborate parties by the pool for her friends and family, and during the summer months, she would organize extravagant events for her family.