Karin O’Connell, 50
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