Karen L. Zarakotas

  • Born: April 29, 1963
  • Died: October 28, 2019
  • Location: Deering, New Hampshire

Cremation Society of New Hampshire

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (800) 493-8001

Tribute & Message From The Family

It is with great sadness that we share the unexpected passing of our daughter, sister, and wife, Karen (Chartier) Zarakotas, 56.

Karen brought so much love and joy to our lives, and everyone she knew loved her. She always had a smile on her face, and positive thoughts to share. She had a very big heart and loved to decorate for the seasons.

Karen was the Queen of Halloween. She called it her "Christmas." We are glad she enjoyed her last Saturday in costume with the neighbors on a tractor-pulled hayride celebrating an early trick-or-treat.

Karen is survived by the love of her life, her husband Chris Zarakotas, her parents Paul and Constance Chartier, her Sister Linda (Dan) Hamill, her brothers David (Kathleen) Chartier and Jon Chartier, her nieces Nicole Thomas, Regina, Corita, Julia Chartier and nephew Ryan Chartier.

Karen loved her family, her dog Benson and cat Harvey "Kitty Blum". She was a graduate of Trinity High School, 1981 and was dedicated to her job at the Bedford Nursing Rehab Center. There will be no public services, only a private family gathering. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make donations to the NH Humane Society. The Cremation Society of NH is assisting the family with arrangements. To view an online memorial, leave a message of condolence, or for more information please go to www.csnh.com.

Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry to hear about Karen. Our prayers are with you and your family. Kevin & Mary A.

Posted by A friend   November 24, 2019

Chris so sorry for your loss. Sending my deepest sympathy to you.

Posted by Gina Desfosses - Loudon, NH   November 17, 2019

so sorry to hear.

Posted by anthony zarakotas - manchester, NH   November 05, 2019

Sympathies go out to you, Ryan, and your entire family! So sorry for your loss! Tina Blount, Bluffton, SC

Posted by Tina Blount - Friend   November 05, 2019

We are so sorry to hear the news of Karen's passing and we send our thoughts and prayers to her family at this very difficult time.

Posted by Rich & Terre Burnham - Concord, NH   November 04, 2019

Our deepest sympathy from one of Karen's long lost uncles is genuinely being offered for Karen's family in this troubling time. Sorry for your loss. Denis and Deborah Methot

Posted by Denis Methot - Manchester, NH - Family   November 03, 2019

Karen and I always enjoyed our art conversations. She was such a sweet and welcoming person, a staff favorite here at Bedford Nursing and Rehab. My deepest sympathies on your precious loss.

Posted by mary keith    November 03, 2019

OMGoodness so sorry.

Posted by A friend   November 03, 2019

I will always remember you and miss you so much! God bless you - such a WONDERFUL person? We will meet again my friend.

Posted by Ann Bilodeau - Manchester, NH   November 03, 2019

Karen had a warm smile for everyone and was loved by all who knew her. Her abscence will leave a huge void but her memory will live in our hearts forever. Hugs and prayers to Chris and to Karen's family.

Posted by Aunt Jeannine Cote & Ralph Smith - Naples, FL   November 03, 2019

Chris, Mr & Mrs Chartier and family, Jim and I are so sorry for your unexpected loss!Chris, we will always remember seeing you at Bass Pro and the kindness Karen displayed that day. Such a sweet, caring girl! Love Brenda and Jim Brown

Posted by Brenda Brown - Bedford, NH   November 03, 2019

Deepest condolences from the Goffstown Prives ! We were so saddened to hear of Karens passing. Our thoughts are with Chris, and Family,

Posted by Cookie Prive - NH   November 03, 2019

I am sorry to hear of Karen's passing. I will remember her as a kind hard working person.

You are in my thoughts and prayers

Gayle Robbins-Monteith
Northwood, NH

Posted by Gayle - Northwood, NH   November 03, 2019

I am sorry for your family's loss. Sending my sympathies, thoughts and prayers to you all.

Posted by Robin Simard - Manchester, NH - Family Friend   November 03, 2019


she made a dent in so many life's! Always happy and treated everyone so amazingly. I am proud to call her my friend! Till we meet again! My condolences to her family. She is missed by SO many people ❤

Posted by Jenn    November 02, 2019

My constant ray of sunshine! You will be forever be missed. Always in my heart. Such a beautiful soul, taken far too soon!!

Posted by Tracy DeLuca - Salem, NH   November 02, 2019

I am so very sorry for your loss. I felt like I knew Karen through her sister, Linda Hamill. My thoughts are with you all. Love, Loretta McDonald

Posted by Loretta McDonald - Lincoln, CA - Friend   November 02, 2019

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