PHILADELPHIA, NY – Karen Durocher, 59, of Pearl Street, Philadelphia, passed away on Tuesday evening, April 30, 2019, at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown.
Born Feb. 10, 1960, in Gouverneur, NY, the daughter of Gerald Jay and Audrey (Wood) Pitts, she attended Indian River Central School.
She was primarily a homemaker.
Surviving are her mother, Audrey Pitts of Philadelphia; seven siblings, Laurie Pitts of Philadelphia; Louise Pitts of Evans Mills; Katherine Young of Watertown; William Pitts of Florida; Ervin Pitts of Philadelphia; Linda Pitts of Watertown; and Rita (John) Wilm of Tennessee; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and children that, while not biological, she took under her wing and acted as a mother figure for.
Karen was known for her caring nature, taking on any child that was in need and referring to them as her own. She loved making quilts and scrapbooks for people. She enjoyed flowers, namely tulips, and playing cards and Yahtzee.
She enjoyed keeping in touch with her friends, and spending time with her nieces and nephews and the other neighborhood kids, too.
Karen is predeceased by her father, Gerald; a son, Nathan Dimon who passed away on May 4, 1993; and two brothers, Frank and David Pitts.
A memorial service will be held at a later date with a location to be announced.
Donations in Karen’s memory may be made to the Jefferson County SPCA, 25056 Water St, Watertown, NY 13601; or the Philadelphia United Methodist Church, 19 Main St, Philadelphia, NY 13673.
Arrangements are entrusted to Northridge Cremation Chapel, 31291 Town Line Rd., Philadelphia, owned and operated by Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc.