February 3, 1944 - January 25, 2014

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Obituaries » KAREN A. KERIN

KERIN, KAREN ANN, 69, formerly of Montpelier, passed away January 25, in her home in South Royalton, with her wife, Mary Aschenberg, at her side. Born Charles P. Kerin Jr., Feb. 3, 1944, in Barre, the oldest child of Charles P. Kerin Sr. and Ellen (Douglass) Kerin. Charles grew up as an Army brat and lived in Munich, Germany, as well as Virginia and Massachusetts, graduating high school at 16 years old from Hingham High School. Married to Regina Stone in June 1963, they had six children and divorced in 1989. Charles changed his name to Karen Ann Kerin and married Mary Aschenberg in November 1996. Karen was a civil engineer and worked for Chicago Bridge & Iron for many years while living in New Castle, Del. She returned home to Vermont in 1989 and got her law degree from Vermont Law School. She went on to get several postdoctorate degrees from other institutions. Survivors include her wife, Mary, and stepdaughter, Faith Lopez, and sons Charles P. Kerin, of Delaware, Ill., Shawn Kerin, of Ohio, Ian Kerin, in Australia, Eric Kerin, of Vermont, and daughter, Shelia Wooten, of Ohio. She leaves 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She leaves her brothers Douglass Kerin, of Northfield, and Ronald Kerin, of Waterbury Center; and her sister, Susan Houle, of Montpelier. She leaves many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents and brother Andrew Kerin and her son Mark Kerin.

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