Obituaries 10-11-2012

Karen Byrnes

Of Everett, formerly of Charlestown

Karen A. Byrnes of Everett, formerly of Charlestown, died on September 29.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Richard and Edwin (Conroy) Byrnes; devoted mother of Stephen, Jonathan, Ryan and Courtney Byrnes; loving sister of Richard, Steven and Michael Byrnes and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the John H. Sawyer Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was private.

Joanne Caples

Of Melrose, formerly of Charlestown

Joanne L. (Guarente) Caples of Melrose, formerly of Charlestown, died on October 2. She was 73 years old. She was the devoted mother of Kim Carr, Joseph Caples and Kerri Taglieri and her husband, David, all of Melrose; loving Nana to Christopher Carr, Richard and Joseph Taglieri and Jay Caples; beloved sister of the late Mary Walker; beloved aunt of JoAnn Chaffee and Robert Walker and many other nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by The Carr Funeral Home, Melrose. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation in Joanne’s name to Juvenile Diabetes Assoc., 60 Walnut St., Wellesley Hills, MA 02481. For obituary, and online condolences please visit

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