Karen S. Walsh of Hampton Bays and Freeport died, with her family and close friends by her side, on Thursday, February 26. She was 44.
Ms. Walsh worked at Verizon for 25 years and was respected by her colleagues. Survivors said she had a love and passion for life and traveled extensively, enjoying winters snowboarding and summers at the beach. She will be remembered for her infectious smile and quick wit, they said, adding that she had many friends and always shared a laugh.
Through her love of photography, Ms. Walsh captured her life and enjoyment of travel. The places she often visited included Vermont, Montauk, New Orleans, Europe and the Caribbean. Most importantly she liked to spend time with her friends, family and dogs, Lucky Luv and Riley.
Ms. Walsh is survived by her mother, Barbara; a sister, Kim; and an uncle, Robert D’Onofrio. She was predeceased by her father, Walter F. Walsh.
Memorial donations may be made in Ms. Walsh’s name to the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation, 102 Old Riverhead Road West, Hampton Bays, NY 11946.