Karen LaFountain (Gowdy)
Karen K. LaFountain, 77, of Somers, beloved wife of Charles LaFountain, peacefully passed away at her home on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Daughter of the late Clarence Gowdy and Katherine (Conlin) Gowdy, Karen grew up in the Scitico section of Enfield. She was employed at Lego for 22 years . In her leisure time, Karen loved to travel and particularly cherished her journeys to London, Ireland and Scotland. She was a DAR member, and enjoyed gardening, reading, and heading out to tag sales and flea markets. She loved her golden retriever, but most of all, she loved her grandchildren.
In addition to her loving husband of over 59 years, Karen is survived by her children; Laurie McRitchie of Stafford Springs, and Russell LaFountain of Somers; her grandchildren, Craig McRitchie and his wife Natasha of Suffield, Brian McRitchie and his wife Andrea of Somers, Siobhan McRitchie and her partner Brad Thomson of Ashley Falls, MA, Meagan LaFoutain and her partner Brandon Thibodeau of Stafford Springs, Melissa Weibel and her husband Albert of Chicopee, MA, Melanie LaFountain of Enfield, and Andrew Conway of Stafford Springs; her great grandchildren, Alivia, Amelia, Natalia, Carmella, Priscilla, Dani; her brothers, Bruce Gowdy and his wife Linda of Enfield, and James Gowdy of Santa Rosa Beach, FL; her sister, Rebecca Robbins of Enfield, and her dear golden retriever, Skye.
Relatives and friends may join the family during visitation hours on Friday, June 29, 2018 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Somers Funeral Home, 354 Main Street (Rt 190), Somers, CT. A Funeral Service will be held at the Somers Funeral Home on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Somers Center Cemetery. For online expressions of sympathy or directions please visit www.somersfuneralhome.com