Weir Mac Cuish Family Funeral Home

144 Salem Street, Malden, MA 02148

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Karen M. Cushing

1947 - 2021


Karen M. Cushing (McLaughlin) of Malden, passed away May 14th after a years-long battle with dementia. Karen was born in Everett, MA on July 13th 1947, the daughter of John and E. Margaret McLaughlin (Freeburn). Karen graduated from Saugus High School in 1965. She loved to jog and walk, do puzzles, rescue stray animals, and after her retirement from Verizon, she stayed busy by volunteering at Northeast Animal Shelter. Karen also loved to spend her free time sitting in her backyard drinking wine with friends or spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren Leah and Cameron, who will both miss her dearly.

She is survived by her son Steven Cushing and his wife Susan of Everett, her sister Janet Riley and her husband John of Florida, her granddaughters Leah and Cameron Cushing of Everett, Dana Cushing and his wife Eleanor of Malden, and many other cherished friends and family members. Karen was
predeceased by her parents, and by her beloved cat Billy.

A private graveside service will be held for Karen on June 2nd. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Karen’s name to Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA 01970

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