Karen Francisco, 67, of Eastpoint, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, surrounded by those who loved her dearly.

She was deeply devoted to her family and friends, always placing their needs above her own. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Born and raised in Fort Hunter, New York and a longtime resident of Fonda, New York, she retired to Eastpoint in 2006.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, David Francisco; her children, Alan Francisco and Mark Francisco; her mother, Marion Simeone; her brother, Robert Simeone and his wife Cheryl; and her sister, Barbara Simeone. She was preceded in death by her father, Stephen Simeone.

Karen was a 20 year employee of Montgomery County, New York and, in her later years, a volunteer at the St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lung Cancer Alliance www.lungcanceralliance.org. David Conn of Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.