SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

March 10, 2014

Karen (Crosman) Alexander, 53


Danvers, MA — Karen Crosman Alexander, 53, of Danvers, Mass., passed away peacefully on Friday, March 7, with her family by her side. Karen bravely battled kidney cancer for over 4 years.

Karen was born in Burlingame Calif., to Leon H. and Shirley J (MacFarlane) Crosman. She spent her life in Danvers Mass., and graduated Danvers High School in 1978. She was employed by Suffolk Construction as a project accountant.

Karen lived a full, happy life, and loved the ocean, the beach, sunsets, and spending time with her many friends and family. Karen was very active in the community, and her most recent undertaking was as chairman of the Danvers “Relay for Life” cancer fundraiser.

Karen is survived by her husband of 26 years, Jim, and her two loving sons, Eric, 24, and Matthew, 18. She is also survived by her sister, Linda and husband, Boe; and nephew, Corey Cunningham; her niece, Heather Morrissette; two grand-nephews, Jonathan, 11, and Adam, 9.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are kindly invited to visitation on Wednesday, from 2 to 6 p.m., in the Mackey Funeral Home, 22 Conant St., Danvers. All other services are private. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the Kidney Cancer Association, P.O. Box 803338, #38269, Chicago, Illinois 60680-3338. Please see www.mackeyfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for the family.