Karen E. Lees, 55, of New Bedford died January 14, 2018 unexpectedly.
Born in Wareham, the daughter of the late John A. and Jane E. (Donaghy) Lees, she lived in Mattapoisett most of her life.
She was a graduate of Bishop Stang, class of 1981. She enjoyed reading, music, the outdoors, spending time with her family and her beloved dog Bean. Karen was a kind soul who had a profound love and understanding for all of those around her. A blessing who will be deeply missed for our days are a bit darker without your light.
Survivors include her son, Stephen Clements, Jr. of Fairhaven; a daughter, Samantha Clements and her boyfriend Michael Crowley of New Bedford; a granddaughter, Mila Jane Crowley; 6 brothers and sisters, Richard Reilly and his wife Melanie and Donna Reilly all of Mattapoisett, Andrew Reilly and his wife Meg of South Carolina, John Lees, Jr. and his wife Pamela and Jane Lees, all of Mattapoisett, and Kathy Cruz of Centerville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Timothy Reilly, Paul Reilly and Joy Reilly.
A Celebration of Life will be held this summer. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6), Mattapoisett. For online guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.