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.