Obituary for Karen Elizabeth (Tolley) Swenson
Karen Elzabeth (Tolley Swenson, 46 of Millis, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Monday, January 30, 2017.
Born in Boston, Karen was the beloved daughter of Elizabeth and Alfred Tolley.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her son Keith O'Brien and daughter Kylie Swenson. She also leaves her brother Mark Tolley and aunt Ellie Costa and many cousins.
Karen attended Millis High School and Aquinas College in Newton where she received her Medical Assistant Certificate. She enjoyed working as a Medical Assistant for many years in both Medway and Natick.
Karen loved animals, especially her dogs Bunker and Brooklyn. She volunteered and fostered dogs at Bay Path Humane Animal Society in Hopkington.
She enjoyed working with people and was a loyal and generous friend. She loved to read and watch television.
A Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be held at the Church of Christ, 142 Exchange St. in Millis on February 18, 2017 at 11AM. Burial will be private.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions to Karen's daughter, Kylie's senior high school project, which is set up to help the children of Syrian Refugees: https://www.gofundme.com/sz-help-syrian-refugees or mailing address to Millis High School C/O Kylie Swenson 245 Plain St. Millis, MA 02054.