Obituary: Karen Johansen

Johansen, Karen of Southborough, passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2022 at home. She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Charlotte (Bernard) Johansen; and the wife of Gardner Hendrie. Gardner and Karen were happily together for over 42 years.

Karen is survived by her stepchildren, Robert Hendrie, Douglas Hendrie, Liese Rajesh, David Hendrie and Kt Hendrie; her siblings, Brenda Bellerose, Marty Johansen and Sandi Sweet; her nieces and nephews, Ashley Bellerose, Bubba Johansen, Brooke Garfield, Corey Barber and Alex Barber; and eight grandchildren.

She graduated magna cum laude from Clark University with a degree in Sociology and worked at homeless shelters in South Boston for quite a few years. She developed many friends over the years and was known for always thinking about other people and their needs rather than herself. Karen also loved the arts, both performance and visual.

She requested that no services be held. Memorial contributions may be made to The Barnstormers Theater, P.O. Box 434, Tamworth, NH 03886.

Arrangements are under the care of the Morris-Johnston Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Main Street, MA. To leave words of condolence to the family, please

(Obituary via and Boston Globe)

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