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Karen B (Merritt) Winiarz

June 16, 1955 ~ July 9, 2019 (age 64)

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Karen B. Winiarz

Karen Winiarz, 64 of Boca Raton, Florida passed away at home on July 9, 2019 after a long and brave battle with cancer. Born June 16, 1955 in Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey, Karen was a graduate of Roxbury High School, Succasunna, NJ in 1973. She later became an Assistant Buyer for Channel Home Center, a Buyer for Rickel Home Centers Inc., and finishing her career as an International Purchasing Agent with Q.E.P. Company, Inc., of Boca Raton, FL. Karen and her husband Henry "Hank" formerly of Port Reading, NJ relocated to Boca Raton, Florida in 1997.

Karen was a fierce worker who climbed the corporate ladder and commanded results within the workplace. She was involved with many organizations and also became a charitable sponsor to help those in need. Karen loved the sun and loved vacationing in the carribbean as well as doing crossword puzzles and word searches while drinking her chardonnay. Karen will be lovingly remembered by her beloved husband Henry of 34 years, her loving children, Jennifer Dawn Winiarz Quinn (Chris Quinn) of Toms River, NJ, Jason Winiarz of Bronx, NY and her beloved grandchildren, Holland, Cortland, Donovan and Landon Quinn. She is also survived by her loving brothers Bill Merritt, Peter (Dee) Merritt, and Ralph Merritt, and many nieces, nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her beloved parents, Ralph and Jeanette Merritt, her brother Carl Merritt and her sister Beverly Merritt, her in-laws Henry and Blanche Winiarz and her sister-in-law Tina Wnek.

A private cremation service will be held in FL and a Funeral Mass to honor Karen will be held Saturday, September 7, 2019, 1pm at Ascension Catholic Church in Boca Raton, FL. A combined Celebration of Life service will be held in NJ (TBD) to honor Karen, her sister Beverly Merritt and their parents Ralph and Jeanette Merritt.

Professional arrangements by:
Gary Panoch Funeral Home
6140 N. Federal Highway
Boca Raton, FL 33487


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Funeral Mass
September 7, 2019

1:00 PM
Ascension Catholic Church (Boca Raton, FL)

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