Karen H. Blakely

Karen Holmes Blakely, 36, of Old Greenwich, CT, formerly of Ridgefield, died on Sunday, December 27th, 2009 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Bridgeport.
Karen was born in Norwalk, February 3, 1973, daughter of Martha (Mitchell) Romaniello of New Smyrna Beach, FL and the late James Blakely.
She attended Ridgefield schools, was a graduate of Ridgefield High School in the Class of 1991where she was co-captain of the ski team and the University of Delaware with a B.S. in Marketing.
She was employed as a marketing and promotions executive.
An area resident all of her life, Karen enjoyed cooking, skiing, music and swimming.
In addition to her parents, Paul and Martha Romaniello of New Smyrna Beach, FL, she is survived by a brother, Thomas H. Blakely and his wife Ingrid and their daughter, Ingrid  of Germany; her companion, Christopher Wilkerson of Old Greenwich, CT; 2 step brothers, Christopher Romaniello of South Africa and Matthew Romaniello of Hawaii as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will take place on Wednesday evening at 8:30PM in the Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield with the Rev. William Turner, officiating.
Interment will be private.
The family will receive friends in the Kane Funeral Home on Wednesday after 7PM.

Contributions to St. Vincent’s Medical Center Development Fund, 2800 Main St., Bridgeport, CT 06606 would be appreciated.


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