Karen Lee Plante

September 26, 1972 ~ March 24, 2022 (age 49)


Karen Lee Plante

South Burlington

Karen Lee Plante, 49, of South Burlington, Vermont, died on March 24, 2022 of pancreatic cancer. She was born on September 26, 1972 in Burlington, Vermont, to Ronald R. Plante and Dawn C. Plante. She graduated from Burlington High School in 1990.

Karen prided herself in giving exceptional customer service through her employment at the Cheese Outlet on Pine Street, Champlain Deli on Church Street, and as a receptionist at the UVMMC Birthing Center. She had several hobbies and interests including listening to and cataloging music, watching movies, completing challenging jigsaw puzzles, collecting coins, and playing cards. While Karen bravely lived with many health issues during her childhood and adult life, she will be remembered fondly for her infectious smile, ability to build immediate connections with others, and unwavering support of family and friends.

Karen is survived by her parents, Ron and Dawn Plante; sister and brother-in-law, Kathryn Plante Anastassopoulos and Andreas Anastassopoulos; aunts, Delia Clark, Diann Clark and spouse Jackie Boucher, and Lynne Furneaux Clark; niece and nephews, Nicole, Nikolas, and Alexander Anastassopoulos; ten cousins; special friend, Mike Devino; and cat, Pumpkin. She was predeceased by her uncles Captain David Clark, USN and Ernest Plante; three cousins; and her dog, Julius. 

A memorial service will be held at 2 pm on April 1, 2022 at the First Congregational Church, 38 South Winooski Avenue, Burlington, Vermont. A family graveside service will be held later this spring at Mountain View Cemetery in Morristown Corners, Vermont.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Humane Society of Chittenden County, Feeding Chittenden, or Vermont Foodbank.

Arrangements are in the care of Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant Street, Essex Junction, Vermont. 

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Memorial Service
April 1, 2022

2:00 PM
First Congregational Church
38 South Winooski Ave
Burlington, VT 05401

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