Karen E. (Cote) Dion

April 8, 1961 - July 5, 2018
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Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home
Jennifer Rosen
Jennifer Rosen
Ellen Wilfert
Donna Jenkins
Stephen Raymond Lareau
Ellie Lysik Light a candle


Karen Dion, 57, was called home Thursday, July 5, 2018. Karen, a beloved mother, Mimi and aunt is survived by her daughter Jennifer Rosen and her husband Jeff, her granddaughters Saige Dion and Melanie Rosen, all of Largo, FL. She is also survived by her brother Randy Cote and his wife Cheryl of Springfield; her nephews Christopher Cote, Jonathan Cote, Joshua Cote and Eric Cote, all of Springfield and James Cote of Port Charlotte, FL; her sister-in-law Sandra Cote of Oldsmar, FL and her best friend Renee L’Archeveque. Karen is also survived by her nieces Christina Anderson of Slidell, LA and Melissa Cote of Clearwater, FL. She was predeceased by her mother Dorella Cote and her brother Dennis Cote.

Karen was a lifelong Ludlow resident. She was the laughter in a group and the heart of a million. She loved deeply and will be missed immensely. As her first granddaughter notes, she was the lemon to your lemonade.

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Born: April 8, 1961
Died: July 5, 2018

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Jennifer Rosen posted on 7/6/19

1 year ago you flew. Pain gone and battles ceased. Missed everyday, loved every minute. Fly high, until we are together again.


Missy posted on 8/3/18

I am going to miss you. Somehow I know you are watching over the neighborhood from above.


Missy posted on 8/3/18

I am so sorry for your loss. Karen has such a great sense of humor. I remember the "end of the driveway chats" where we would laugh and carry on. It was obvious how much she loved her family.


Jennifer Rosen posted on 7/12/18

Mom it's been 1 week and 12 hours and20 minutes since you went to be with men and uncle den. It feels like it's getting harder each day, and going home to celebrate your life feels like a moment I'll just collapse. I will have uncle randy and aunty Cheryl by my side so I know I'll be held up by their love. I'm so lost and not sure what emotion to feel because they are all jumbled together. I live you.


Elaine Hodgman posted on 7/8/18

Karen was a high school classmate of mine. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Elaine


Jenn Rosen posted on 7/7/18

Mom I can't put into words all the emotions. I know you will be at every game and every competition for Saige. You'll be there with Mel as she forms her path, and you are always with me. Until we are together again, I love you.


Renee Larcheveque posted on 7/6/18

There are no words to describe the pain I feel in my heart. My only comfort is knowing that you'll never have to suffer again. You were and always will be my "bestie" I'll miss you....


Julia (Julie Mason) Beaudoin posted on 7/6/18

Randy and the entire Cote Family: I am so saddened to hear about Karen's passing and so terribly sorry for your loss. She and I were friends in the 70's and had only recently reconnected through FB. I'll always remember her as a funny, charming, and warm-hearted girl who loved to laugh. May your memories of Karen fill your heart and help you through this difficult time. My family and I will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.


Ellen Wilfert posted on 7/6/18

In memory of Karen E. (Cote) Dion, Ellen Wilfert lit a candle


Donna Jenkins posted on 7/6/18

In memory of Karen E. (Cote) Dion, Donna Jenkins lit a candle


Stephen Raymond Lareau posted on 7/6/18

To Karen's family, Karen always had the warmest smile and friendly greeting. I enjoyed seeing her on my trips back home. I really enjoyed online chats we would have. She is with God now and someday we will be together again. My mom and sister will always remember her kind ways as well. Peace and God's healing for all of her friends and family.


Ellie Lysik posted on 7/6/18

I was saddened this morning to hear of Karen's passing.. She was an awesome and a unique person and I am glad that I had the honor of knowing her.. Jenn, you may not remember me as the last time I saw you was o long ago, but she loved you and was so proud of you and her grandchildren and she beamed every time she spoke of you .. To Randy and family, I am so very sorry for your loss... My friendship with your family goes back many years .. I still remember Junior Achievement and the name of "Pinky" that I was dubbed back then .. May you find peace and strength and good memories through all of the coming days.. Dear Karen .. rest easy my friend.. I know you are up there watching over everyone <3


Thomas Dumais posted on 7/6/18

To my former LHS classmat, rest in peace my friend! May God bless you and your family...Tom