Karen L. Abair, 58, of Springfield, passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2023. Daughter of Barbara (Fay) Abair and the late Richard Abair, she was born in Springfield on August 26, 1964. A graduate of Ludlow High School, Karen earned her Bachelor’s degree from Elms College. She worked as a caring and dedicated social worker for the Dept of Child and Family Services for many years.
Karen is survived by her daughters Heather Lelievre and her husband Tom LaReau of Enfield, CT and Alycia Lelievre of Springfield; her mother Barbara Abair and her husband Ronald Jalbert; her partner Ronald Kelley; her brother Richard Abair and his wife Gail; her sisters Kristeen Noyes and her husband Nelson and Kathleen Higgins and her husband Stephen. She also leaves her beloved grandchildren Atlas LaReau and Jonathan Colantonio Jr. In addition to her father, she was predeceased by her sister Kimberly Dominique in 2009.
Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral service for Karen on Thursday, June 15, 2023 from 9:00-10:00 AM at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home, 64 Sewall St., Ludlow MA. Burial will follow in Island Pond Cemetery.