Karen Elizabeth (Almquist) Maloney

Karen Elizabeth (Almquist) Maloney of Provincetown, Massachusetts passed away peacefully after a fierce battle with Stage 4 Liver Cancer on Wednesday, May 12 2020, at the young age of 57.

Karen was born in New York on July 21, 1962 but grew up in Weymouth, MA. Karen is survived by her beloved children Daniel Maloney and his wife Meagan as well as her grandson EJ of Plymouth, MA and Kaitlyn Maloney and her fiancee Christopher of Weymouth, MA. Karen is predeceased by her Mother Marilyn Almquist of Carver, MA and Father Kenneth Almquist of Weymouth, MA as well as her sister Wendy Schrag of Simpsonville, NC. Karen also leaves behind her two loving brothers Gregg Almquist of Provincetown, MA and Eric Almquist and his wife Angela of Wareham, MA.

Kaye (as her friends would call her) was a lifelong singer & song writer and played in numerous bands in the 80’s & 90’s, she was most recently known for playing solo around Provincetown where she made lifelong friends while sharing her music. Karen was also was a talented artist who enjoyed painting and creating art pieces with items she found in nature. In her earlier years, Karen taught special education at Marshfield High School and would continue on to work with the special needs and foster care services.

Karen loved being outside and in nature, she had an infectious personality that could light up a room. She was an amazing friend to so many and she loved so hard. Many will remember her for her sense of humor and ability to make you laugh with her call ‘em like you see ‘em attitude. Karen had so much love to share while in Provincetown she worked with 2 non-profit groups, HOW (Helping Our Women), and ASGCC (AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod). If she only had a dollar to her name, she would give it to you and she should be remembered for that kind of selflessness.

We know there are many people who had a powerful impact on Karens life but we would like to acknowledge two very special people who came to Karens side when she needed them most and that is her cousin Scott Goodwin of Beverly, MA and Jane Orchid of Weymouth, MA. We also would like to recognize EVERYONE who so generously contributed to Karens GoFundMe Page organized by Cathy Crisafulli of Provincetown, MA.

Given the uncertain times we are living in it is not possible to have any kind of service for Karen at this time but she had requested that we throw a large party in her honor, so once we are able to gather we will be planning just that. Information will be available when we are able to make plans.

Karen developed a wonderful relationship with some of her nurses and they even have some of her art work hanging in the waiting room at Dana Farber in Weymouth, MA, so in lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation in her name:
Dana-Farber Community Cancer Care – 51 Performance Drive Suite 110 Weymouth, MA 02189


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  1. Joe Toomey on June 14, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss, and mine as well. Karen was a dear friend of mine, and I’ll miss her very much.

  2. Kathy Blackwell on June 14, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    I didn’t know her, but now do by the posts I have seen and by Cathys posts. What a lovely woman, that I wished I had known and heard sing. Beautiful person and beautiful life. I will donate in her name. ❤️ ❤️

  3. Patty DeLuca on June 14, 2020 at 6:29 pm

    I met Karen a few years ago. She was a beautiful friend to me. We shared a lot of mother stories together. I’m so sorry for the loss! I knew she put up a good fight. She will be missed. She is loved, I’m Grateful for the time I knew her.

  4. Jennifer Dent on June 15, 2020 at 1:25 am

    I am so sorry for her family’s loss. I know Danny. He is so kind and funny. If he got his kindness and humor from her, she must have been a true gift to anyone who knew her. Rest easy.

  5. Andy Hanson on June 15, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    Danny And Kate ,
    So very sorry for your loss Your mom was a very special lady with so much talent. I know how incredibly proud she was of both of you , She will certainly be missed but I am sure also there will be many small things that make us remember her often
    My heartfelt condolences to you both

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