Karen M. (McShea) Place

  • Born: April 2, 1951
  • Died: January 7, 2021
  • Location: Wareham, formerly of Stoughton, Massachusetts

Farley Funeral Home

358 Park Street
Stoughton, MA 02072

Tel. (781) 344-2676

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Karen by adding your memories and photos.

Karen M. (McShea) Place, 69, a resident of Wareham, died peacefully at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston on Thursday, January 7, 2021 after a brief illness. She was the wife of Frank T. Place for 51 years. Daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Cronin) McShea, she was born in Winchester and raised in Medford and Stoughton. Karen was a graduate of Stoughton High School, Class of 1969. She resided in Stoughton for over 40 years before moving to Wareham 15 years ago. Karen was exceptionally talented and creative in the arts. She loved the beach but her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Karen is survived by her children, Robert A. Place and his fiancé Kathy Rose of Kingston and Julie A. Place of Scituate as well as her grandchildren, Caroline, Ava and John Place. She was the sister of Andrew McShea, Thomas McShea, Maureen Piccarelli and Jean McShea all of Wareham and John McShea of Canton. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life will be scheduled to take place later this summer. Donations in Karen's name may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Sorry for your loss. Our prayers go out to the whole family.

Posted by Dan Cronin - Wakefield, MA - Family   January 19, 2021

Maryann and I are saddened to hear of Karen's passing. I have such fond memories of her and her family at Parkwood beach when we were teens. So sad. Joe and Maryann Amara

Posted by Joseph Amara - North Attleboro, MA - Family   January 15, 2021

To my favorite companion on the bench in front of the Vice Principal's office: Thanks for the laughs...both then and in many years since. I know you'll find a way to keep them coming, especially for your beloved family. ❤

Posted by Karen Valutkevich Sheridan - Troutdale, OR - Friend   January 10, 2021

I was very sorry to hear that Karen has passed away.
My condolences to The Place Family!

Posted by Nancy Kearins - Needham & Wareham, MA - Family Friend   January 10, 2021

So sorry to hear of your loss. May your memories of times spent with her help to ease you through this difficult time.

Posted by Pamela Butler Nawrocki - WHITMAN, MA - Classmate   January 10, 2021

So sorry for you're loss...may you find peace in your memories that will bring a smile to your heart.

Posted by Lorraine Martignetti - Denver, CO - Friend   January 09, 2021

Karen you will be missed by so many.I am so glad that we rekindled our longtime friendship at the Class reunion that we shared from childhood, it was like we never skipped a beat.I will miss your sense of humor, keen wit, and our long daily conversations over the past months..I know you are in the arms of the Angels my friend and will be watching over all your loved ones. ❤Lorraine

Posted by Lorraine Martignetti - Denver, CO - Friend   January 09, 2021


Sending my sincere condolences. May the family find comfort in their treasured memories of Karen.

Posted by Kerry Sellars - Stoughton, MA - Classmate   January 09, 2021

So sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of Mrs. Place. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Jenn O'Connell - Stoughton, MA - Family Friend   January 09, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Sending my prayers to the family.

Posted by Mary Rothwell - Stoughton, MA - Classmate   January 09, 2021

My condolences to her family. We reconnected at our 50th reunion. She was witty, sweet, and very kind. She loved her flowers, and I loved seeing them posted. Her greatest love was her family.

Posted by Grace Martin - Windham, ME - Friend   January 08, 2021

Bob, Kathy and family, We are so very sorry for your loss. She left you so soon after her diagnosis. Please find comfort in your fond memories and knowing she didn't suffer in the treatment for her illness. Losing a parent is extremely difficult but hold on to the memories and the legacy she left behind in her life to her children and grandchildren. Our deepest condolences to the Place family. John & Barbara Costa

Posted by John & Barb Costa - Kingston, MA - Neighbor   January 08, 2021

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