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“I lived up past the Mitchell School when Karen lived & did child care inHer Grandmother's house on Brookline St. Kristen & Wendy went to school with...Read More »
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“Karen was one of the best people I have ever met. Caring for me since the day I was born, I never had a negative memory with Karen...which is quite...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Erin Gilmore - dedham, MA

“So saddened to hear of this news today. Kelly was updating her Facebook and found a message from the church. We are so sorry to have missed the wake,...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: John Gilmore - Dedham, MA

“Kristen I am sorry to hear about your mom's passing. I'm thing of you. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Kathleen Mccarrick - Holden, MA

“I am sorry to hear about Karen's passing. God Bless ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Matt Ching - Needham, MA


6 of 8 | Posted by: Donna Hawkes - Needham Heights, MA

“Karen was a wonderful friend. She would sit with my mother while she was at Wingate. Our family will also be grateful for Karen's devotion. Rest In...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Dianna List - Auburn, MA - Friend

“I have so many fond memories of sitting with Karen in choir at First Baptist Church. She had a great smile and we shared a lot of laughs. Her voice...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Jean Higgins - Needham, MA


Karen G. (Eriksen) Campanella of Needham, passed away March 28, 2018.
She is survived by two daughters, Kristen Campanella of Carmel, NY, and Wendy Tripician and her husband Nicholas of Haddonfield, NJ, a son Gregory Campanella of Auburn, a brother Steven Eriksen and his wife Sarah of Marshfield, MA, her brother-in-law Richard Demarais of Ogunquit, ME, and six grandchildren. Karen was predeceased by her parents Erik and Gladys Eriksen of Needham and her sister Linda Desmarais of Qgunquit, ME, previously of Needham and Andover. Karen was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Needham.
Visitation will be in the Chapel of the First Baptist Church, 858 Great Plain Avenue, Needham at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 3, followed by a memorial service at 11:00 and a reception at 12:00 also at the church.

Upcoming Funeral Services
A reception will follow at the church