Doris Karafanda

Doris A. "Mrs. K" Karafanda (Kopcza)

Saturday, January 24th, 1931 - Sunday, March 8th, 2020
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LARGO, FLORIDA - Doris (Kopcza) Karafanda, “Mrs. K”, 89, died on March 8, 2020. She was the wife of the late John Karafanda, and daughter of the late John and Olga Kopcza.

Doris is survived by her children and their spouses, Joann and Jerry Klaben, Diane and Rick Flynn, and John and Shannon Karafanda. She was the beloved “Babi” to her grandchildren, Ali, Sarah, and Hannah Klaben, and John, Shane, and Dori Karafanda. Doris is also survived by her sister, Joan Andrejko, sisters-in-law Mary Karafanda and Mary Sack, and many nieces and nephews.

Doris’s life was also blessed in the last year with the care and support of the purple team of the Suncoast Hospice and the staff at the Vineyard Inn Assisted Living facility who treated Doris like their own mother.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 11 am in the Sts Peter and Paul Cemetery, Middletown Road, Waterford. Friends are invited to attend and are requested to join with the Karafanda family at the cemetery. There will be no visiting hours or other services held at this time. A public memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Doris’s memory to either St. Nicholas Church, 2410 4th Ave, Watervliet, NY 12189 or Sts. Peter and Paul Church, 198 Ontario St., Cohoes, NY 12047.
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  • Service

    Saturday, March 21st, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, March 21st, 2020 11:00am
    St. Peter & Paul Cemetery of Waterford
    Middletown Road
    Waterford, NY 12188
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    Friends of the Karafanda family are asked to meet at the cemetery on Saturday, March 21, 2020, just prior to the graveside service.
    Rev. Mikhail Myshchuk
  • Interment

    St. Peter & Paul Cemetery of Waterford
    Middletown Road
    Waterford, NY 12188
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Barbara Heins

Posted at 02:00pm
Dear Joann, Diane and John. So sorry to read of your Mom's passing. Lots of fond memories with your family as neighbors in Latham. I hope that they may help ease the sorrow you are feeling now and in the days to come. Sincere condolences from your old babysitter. Barbara Heins

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