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Official Obituary of

Karen E. (Barden) Annotti

June 10, 1943 ~ April 11, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old

Karen Annotti Obituary

Karen E. Annotti, of Johnston, RI passed away peacefully, with family by her side on April 11, 2023.  Born in Pawtucket, RI. She was the daughter of the late Peter and Elizabeth (Marsden) Barden.  She was the loving wife of Anthony J. Annotti.

They were longtime residents of Pawtucket RI.

Karen graduated from Rhode Island College (BA), University of Rhode Island (MA), and Nova University with a Doctorate in Education. 

She was involved in education as co-owner and director of Child Care Connection, Highlands Nursery School, and Cumberland Lincoln Child Care Center.  Karen was also principal of Hugh Cole Elementary School and Mary V. Quirk Elementary School in Warren, RI., and Rockwell Elementary School in Bristol.

Karen enjoyed traveling and was able to explore many countries in the world. She was an avid reader. She spent her summers on PEI, her place of solace and peace. 

Karen’s greatest love of all was her family. She is survived by her husband Anthony, her son Albert (his wife Karen) of Coventry, her daughter Kathleen Nadeau (her husband Paul) of Lincoln, her daughter Kursten (her partner Scott King) of Woonsocket and her son, Anthony Christopher of Pawtucket; her ten grandchildren and one great grandson.

Karen also leaves behind her sister Kathleen Barden.  She was preceded in death by her brother Kenneth Barden.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Keene-Brown Funeral Home, 445 Greenville Road, North Smithfield.

Services and burial will be held privately.  In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the Alzheimer’s Association

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