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Karen Fortunato

Suddenly on Saturday, July 8, 2017 our dearly beloved Karen Marie (Saxty) Fortunato passed away at Largo Medical Center, Largo FL.

Karen is survived by her Stepmom: Doris Jeanne Saxty; Sisters: Joanne (Saxty) Nolte, Dawn (Saxty) Maroti, Brenda (Allen) Ford, Cheryl (Allen) Bolton, Lori Saxty; Brothers: Michael Saxty, Craig Allen, Barry Allen and Christopher Saxty. She is also survived by many in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was born February 27, 1949 in Washington, D. C. She grew up in Maryland and graduated from Oxon Hill Senior High School in 1967. She worked for several years in Maryland as an Oral Surgeon’s Assistant. After her marriage to Michael Fortunato, she moved to Massachusetts where she and her husband owned a restaurant.

After the very sad loss of a stillborn baby boy in 1986, her marriage ended in the late 1980’s and she moved to Florida to be near her parents and siblings, most of whom had moved down from Maryland and Virginia.

She was a member of the Abundant Life Ministries Church in Largo, FL. She loved her church and her many friends. She was a Born Again Christian who loved the Lord with all her heart. Evangelizing came so natural to her and she was filled with joy when she shared her love of Jesus Christ with others.

She will be so terribly missed by all.

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  • linda charest says:

    I am a friend of Lori’s and we in the Northern Virginia are so sad to hear of Karen’s passing. We extend our condolences to the extended Saxty clan, Please know our hearts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.

  • Lou moore says:

    prayers to Karen’s family. Rest in peace sweet Karen .