Karen Marie Tamburro

  • Born: December 20, 1947
  • Died: February 1, 2018
  • Location: Havertown, Pennsylvania

Donohue Funeral Homes, Inc.

8401 W Chester Pike
Upper Darby, PA 19082

request@donohuefuneralhome.com
Tel. (610) 449-0300

Tribute & Message From The Family


Beloved Partner, Loving Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother

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 Marie Tamburro (nee Kearney), age 70, of Havertown, PA, passed away on February 1, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late John T. and Claire Kearney (Nee Ralston). Karen had been employed as a Receptionist for Portnoff Law.

Karen is survived by her beloved partner of 24 years, Joseph W. Bradley lll, her loving children Karen L. Thompson (Kevin), Michele Fredericks (David), Albert Tamburro (Jessie) and Michael Tamburro, her grandchildren Christine Bateman (Shawn), Patrick Thompson and Alex Tamburro and her great-grandchildren Connor and Isabella Bateman.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit the family Wednesday, February 7, 2018 10:00-11:00 AM The Donohue Funeral Home, 8401 West Chester Pike (cor. Lynn Blvd.), Upper Darby, PA (610) 449-0300 and to her Funeral Service at 11:00 AM. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Karen's memory to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 125 S. 9th Street, Suite 202, Philadelphia, PA 19107 would be appreciated.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Mike, Alex and family, so sorry for your loss. Many nice memories of Karen at family gettogethers. She was always so nice to be with.

Posted by Betsy and Jim Brooks - Boothwyn, PA - Friend   February 06, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. Karen and I worked together at Chilton, and I remember her as a warm, loving person who I am sure will be missed by many. RIP, Karen.

Posted by Barbara McDonald - Eagleville, PA - Coworker   February 06, 2018

Karen: You brightened up the front office during your years as the Receptionist at Portnoff Law (2003-2014). It was always a pleasure to have you greet our employees and our guests - you were always the perfect hostess! You battled cancer so gallantly and w were an inspiration to all. Your memory will live on in our hearts. Rest in peace. (Marva Scotland HR)

Posted by Marva Scotland - Folsom, PA - Coworker   February 06, 2018

So sorry for your loss. May your many memories bring you comfort and joy at this time.

Posted by Valundra Pollard - Upper Darby, PA - Coworker   February 06, 2018

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So Sorry for your Families Loss ... RIP Karen.

Posted by Linda Renz - Lancaster, OH - sister   February 06, 2018

Thank you Karen for being an amazing and THE best grandmother to our son. You have been there for Alex since day one. It was obvious how much you loved him, and he loves you just the same. He will miss you deeply.

Posted by Ginny Tamburro    February 05, 2018

To Mike,Alex & family we are very sad to hear of Karen's passing. She will be remembered for her love and affection to her family.Her grandchildren and great grandchildren brought her joy for sure. We have fond memories of her and her laugh. I'm greatful to have known her. I pray God brings peace and strength to all of you during this hard and trying time. With deep sympathy, and condolences. Love, Rosalee Schaefer & family

Posted by Rosalee Schaefer - Aston, PA - Family Friend   February 05, 2018

Karen and I worked together at Chilton, and she was always so kind to me. Before I started driving, she would be my ride home any shift we worked together, and later, when I moved to a new job and had my own transportation, I paid that forward, always thinking of her kindness. I can't help but think that was the imprint she left on every life she touched. She faced life with humility, fortitude, humor, but most of all, kindness.

Posted by Vicki Agnew - Lansdale, PA - Coworker   February 05, 2018

Mama, Thank you for instilling all that made you who you are in me. You showed me how beautiful nature was and your gardens had people stop to admire them. Your garden was the first time I ever saw a hummingbird and it was glorious! My heart and soul miss you terribly, your my mama and I love you so very much.

Posted by Michele Fredericks - Limerick, PA - Daughter   February 05, 2018

Such a warm-hearted person, she will be greatly missed.

Posted by Frank Prophet - Frederica, DE - Family   February 04, 2018

HARD
If I could show you all the joy
If you could look into your eyes like I do
I'd love to take you down toward the water when you are dry
And if you have a little time
I'll spend the next lifetime by your side
I've learned to understand there's more to this world
than the morning and the sky

It's very hard to sit and watch you now
It's very hard to know you're on your own
It's very hard to move through unfamiliar worlds I've never known
It's not enough to make some sense of it
It's not enough to even comprehend
It's not about the life we've left behind
or the life that leaves us spinning in the end

If I could see you through the night
If I could help you see yourself like I do
I'd find a way to lift your courage higher
Like you lift mine
And I'd have something more to say then what I've said a thousand other times
I'd tell you there's a new train running
And the balance keeps us both alive

Oh,but it dawned on me at four o'clock this morning
That through all the waiting you're just now arriving
The life you're living is just now beginning

Posted by Joe    February 03, 2018


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