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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