Karen Xavier Patch, of Marblehead Massachusetts and recently of Rotonda West Florida, born on September 25, 1954, became free and went home to whom passed before her on July 16, 2023.
Daughter of Robert C. Xavier and Jacqueline Xavier Oldham, Karen leaves behind her devoted husband of 25 years, Charles W. Patch and their dog Mazi-May, sister Susan Page and her husband Daniel Page and niece Danielle Page and her significant other, Stephen Blevins, sister Bobbie Xavier and her daughter Bonnie Magee and her significant other Anthony Navarro, sister in law, Betty Patch Rickard and family, sister in law, Bonnie Patch Grillo, and family and step sister Judith Beaupre and family.
“Kuni” lived a simple life, finding pleasure in her love of all animals, especially her beloved Westies, whom she spoiled over the years.
She was a consummate American cook: whether it be her sought after potato salad, deviled eggs, or the full meals she daily prepared for her Charlie. Throughout the years she travelled around the Caribbean and abroad and enjoyed many cruises, including the South Pacific. Kuni was a proud aunt and poured all of her motherly love onto her much adored nieces, Danielle and Bonnie, never forgetting fancily wrapped gifts and her famous cards on birthdays and Christmas.
Kuni was “Good People” and she made many friends who are also ‘Good People’; like the Leblancs, whom she grew up with on Bayview Rd. Like the pied piper, she had a knack for gathering friends, and they all became lifelong friends with each other. Whether it was traveling, camping in NH, or sitting around playing cards they all had a ball on the R.A.W. (run away women) weekends! This knack of hers is a testament to her kindness, gentleness and ease. She was funny and wacky and never greeted anyone with anything but love. She certainly lived her life on her own terms and whether laughing at the world or herself, it was a joy to share in her love and light.
A Potluck Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday August 6, 2023 at 1pm, 7 Bayview Rd, Marblehead MA.
Please bring a dish if you like and certainly a story to share, to celebrate Kuni’s essence and our good fortune in knowing her.
In lieu of flowers, you are welcome to donate to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at: secure.aspca.org