Karen M. Dempsey, 59, of Sunbury, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, at her residence.
She was born April 8, 1957, in Elizabeth, N.J., a daughter of the late Edward and Catherine (Jacques) Pavel. On Feb. 14, 1988, she married Robert J. Dempsey owho survives.
She was a certified nurse's aide and was last employed by the Golden Living Center-Mansion in Sunbury.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three children, Brendan Dempsey, of Bloomsburg, Edward Dempsey, of Hershey, and Caitlin Dempsey, of Northumberland; one sister, Joyce John, of Sunbury; and one brother, Kenneth Pavel, of Sunbury.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Edward Pavel Jr.; and one sister, Gail Hanks.
A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are by the Jerre Wirt Blank Funeral Home, 395 State St., Sunbury.
Published on  August 10, 2016