Karen Pawlicki

Obituary of Karen Marie Pawlicki

Boonville- Karen Marie Pawlicki, age 75, passed away Thursday evening, December 9, 2021, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Utica, NY. She was born November, 21 1946 in Ithaca, NY to Harold & Esther Mix & is one of five siblings. She met her husband of 52 years, James Pawlicki, at Cornell University in the late 1960’s & they soon married in 1969 & remained together until her passing. For many years early in their marriage, she was by her husband’s side helping establish his veterinary business, then transitioned into a 20-year career at the local branch of Community Bank where she loved interacting with the community. After her retirement in 2007, she developed a new love for golf, escaping to Florida during the long NY winters, & dipping her toes in the Gulf of Mexico or Atlantic Ocean depending on which Florida coast they vacationed on (but especially the Gulf of Mexico!). Always a social butterfly, she cherished any activities with her numerous friends – dinners, card games, watching basketball games at the Florida SU bar, golf, trips, etc. She was always able to make new friends whether on their own in Florida or at a grandchild’s game or dance recital. Most important to her was her family & her role as Nana. She loved any & every time she could see her daughter’s family, her son’s family, or even better, both at the same time. She made the best beef burgundy for those occasions & laughed at how many pounds of potatoes she had to make. She loved a few games of cards after the meal while the adults all enjoyed one of Jim’s rye Manhattans. A wonderful pie maker for years, she even mastered the delicate art of gluten-free pie crusts & cookies when two of her grandchildren were diagnosed with celiac disease. She will be deeply missed, but certainly remain an inspiration to many for years to come. Karen is survived by her husband of 52 years, Jim; brother & his wife, Butch & Sue Mix; sister & her husband, Carol & Jim Pettee; sister & her husband, Sarah Padula & Mitchell Herzog; brother & his wife, Scott & Jeanette Mix; daughter & her husband, Jill & Andy Miller; son & his wife, Jeff & Julie Pawlicki; grandchildren Mae, Sophie, Morgan, Matt, Braden & Luke; & many nieces & nephews. Please join us in celebrating her life & saying good-bye to a true one-of-a-kind person on Saturday, December 18, 2021, from 11:00 to 1:00 at Trainor Funeral Home, 143 Schuyler Street, Boonville, NY 13309. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Boonville Ambulance Fund, PO Box 164, Boonville, NY 13309

Visitation Hours

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday, December 18, 2021
Trainor Funeral Home, Inc.
143 Schuyler Street
Boonville, New York, United States

No other services are planned at this time

Celebration of Karen's life

A celebration of Karen's Life will follow the visitation hours on Saturday, December 18, 2021, at Harland J. Hennessey Post V.F.W. on Park Ave. Boonville, where contributions of food may be delivered from 12 Noon on.

Masks must be worn

New York State and Oneida Co. Mandate; Masks must be worn while inside Trainor Funeral Home, Inc.