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Obituaries

Karin O’Connell, 50

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Karin O'Connell's name to Kids’ Needs Greater Englewood, Inc., P.O. Box 944, Englewood, FL 34295. kidsneedsenglewood.com

In lieu of flow­ers, dona­tions can be made in Karin O’Connell’s name to Kids’ Needs Greater Engle­wood, Inc., P.O. Box 944, Engle­wood, FL 34295. kidsneedsenglewood.com

Karin O’Connell, of Engle­wood, Florida, passed away Sept. 1 at the age of 50.

Karin was born to par­ents Robert and Sheila O’Connell, for­merly of Weston, CT, on Octo­ber 13, 1965 in Bridge­port, CT.  She grew up as the youngest of three and grad­u­ated from Weston High School in Weston, CT and attended the Fash­ion Insti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy in New York City.

Karin was employed by a vari­ety of com­pa­nies and restau­rants in Con­necti­cut and Florida in a vari­ety of roles.  Karin was a tal­ented artist leav­ing us mem­o­ries to cher­ish in her paint­ings and car­i­ca­tures just like her Dad.

Karin is sur­vived by Paul Malaterra, the father of their chil­dren Robert Malaterra and Bri­anna Malaterra; her brother Kevin O’Connell of New York City; her sis­ter Lisa O’Connell of Bridge­port, CT; her aunt Eleanor Dann of Weston, CT; the grand­par­ents of Karin and Paul’s chil­dren: John and Joanne God­win of Engle­wood, FL; her first cousins Carl Mahoney, Leah Mahoney, and Chris Dann along with many sec­ond cousins.

A pri­vate cel­e­bra­tion of her life shall be planned in Engle­wood and con­do­lences to the fam­ily may be left at the web­site of the Engle­wood Com­mu­nity Funeral Home, Inc.

In lieu of flow­ers, dona­tions can be made in her name to Kids’ Needs Greater Engle­wood, Inc., P.O. Box 944, Engle­wood, FL 34295.  kidsneedsenglewood.com