Karen Joan (Hill) Lade

December 27, 1952 – July 16, 2018

Reston, VA (Formerly of Redding, CT)

Karen was a wife, mother, grandmother (Gigi), sister, friend, and bright light. She was 65 years old when she suddenly left this world after sustaining a head injury received in a fall. She was surrounded by her loving family in Reston, VA.

Born in Amityville, NY, Karen was one of six children to Henry and Marion Hill. Karen spent many years residing in Manhattan, and later moved to Westport and then Redding Connecticut where she eventually married her best friend, Stewart. In 2016, Karen and Stewart moved to Virginia to be nearer her oldest son, Jesse. Following the arrival of her first grandchild in January 2018, Karen found immense joy in being a devoted Gigi.

Karen had an uncanny ability to connect with people in a deep and positive way. Her open-heart and warm spirit touched everyone she met. She truly loved to love people and was at her happiest when surrounded by family and friends. 

Karen will be forever remembered by her husband, Stewart Lade, her sons Jesse (Nicole Togno) Turnier and William (Sarah Bambury) Boshes, step-daughters Sarah (Rubin Mariscal) and Elizabeth Lade, grandchildren Margot Turnier and Adrian Mariscal, her siblings, Marybeth (Philip) Johnston, Kevin (Joanne) Hill, Nancy (Edward) Smith, and Susan (Thomas) Ryan. Karen will also be dearly remembered by nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless friends.

A memorial and celebration of Karen’s life will be held on September 2nd from 1pm to 4pm at the Lake House, 11450 Baron Cameron Ave., Reston, VA 20191.

To honor her memory, the family kindly accepts donations for the Karen J. Lade Memorial Flower Fund at the link below.


7 Responses to Karen Joan (Hill) Lade

  1. Karen Gehrlein says:

    I will always Remember you ,I will keep the memories in my heart forever ! RIP my lifelong friend!!! You will be missed xoxoxo

  2. Barbara Booker evans says:

    My condolences to the family

  3. Alan Abrams says:

    Dear Stewart and Family

    This is to express our sorrow at your loss.

    Janet Kinzer and Alan Abrams

  4. JeanDick Denholtz says:

    Karen was a precious gem in our lives. She was fun, vibrant, caring, smart, and lit up every room she entered. We miss you very much, dear Karen, and wish you pleasant dreams.

  5. Sam Callaway says:

    We are so saddened by the news of Karen’s sudden passing. Jill and I send our condolences to Stewart and all
    members of both sides of the family.

    Rest in peace, Karen. You were a delightful person, and it was our joy to have the privilege of knowing you.

    Sam and Jill

  6. Heather Hale says:

    Sending big love to all her family. Feeling appreciation for having shared some moments with her… a hostess with the mostess and a smile that lit up the room. She was energetic, feisty, and super proud of her sons. You will be missed…

  7. Amy Derderian says:

    I’m sorry I haven’t been able to bring myself to read this until now because it still doesn’t feel quite real, but it was beautifully written and I’m glad I did. My heart goes out to Stewart, Will, Jessie, Sarah and Elizabeth. Karen was the best and I will always miss her.

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