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“So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.The Brown Family (Tina, Paul, Stephanie and Jessica) - Stoneham ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“RIP Karen. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Bob, Delaney, Bobby and family during this difficult time.Greg, Carole & Family ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Greg Stearsman - North Wales, PA

“The first word that comes to mind when I think of Karen has always been "sweet".Thank you for your friendship and your kindness, Karen.God bless you...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Tom Mastrangelo - TIERRA VERDE, FL

“So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.Brian Gill and Family ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: brian gill - stoneham, MA

“My sincere condolences to Bob, Bobby and Delaney. It is an honor to know your family. I am so sorry for the death of Karen and wish her eternal...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Barbara Doyle - Belmont, MA

“Karen was my forever friend. Thirty years of friendship that never faded. A week or a year could pass and our friendship was always strong and...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Patty Breeden - Hartwell, GA

“I was saddened to hear of your loss . Please know how very sorry I am. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Teresa Smith - Saugus, MA

“Growing up with Kevin we got to see Karen a lot she was always good for a laugh she will be missed by many. Rest In Peace my friend Don ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Donald Bogdan - Wilton, NH

“Delaney, I'm so incredibly sorry. Your Mom was such a wonderful and kind person and an amazing mother, who cherished you and your brother. I will...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: "Miss Janice" Miller - Melrose, MA

“Our hearts are broken for you all. We will never forget our beautiful, funny,kind friend/family. All our love. RIP Karen. Thought and prayers, Bob,...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Maureen Beaton - Stoneham, MA

“My prayers and love to the family. May peace be granted to Karen and the family ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: les gosule - milton, MA - Friend


Karen Ann (McBrien) Borenstein, 52, beloved wife of Robert E. Borenstein, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Born in Boston. she is the beloved daughter of Ronald and Lois (Ceruolo) McBrien.

Karen grew up in Saugus and was a graduate of Saugus High School. She was a talented athlete and tennis pro. For many years, she worked as an executive secretary for Raytheon. She was a member of the Daughter of the Revolution and a member of the General Society of Mayflower Decedents. Karen was an artistic person, enjoyed entertaining by her pool, lover of animals and most of all loved her family.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by her two children: Delaney Rose Borenstein and Robert Edward Borenstein, Jr.; two brothers: Kevin McBrien and his wife Leslie and Steven McBrien and his wife Andrea; two nieces: Mackenzie and Mackayla McBrien and one nephew Stevie McBrien along with many friends.

Funeral services will be held from the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St., (RT 28) Stoneham on Wednesday, June 7th, at 9am. Followed by a funeral mass celebrating Karen's Eternal Life at St. Patrick's Church, 71 Central St., Stoneham at 10am.

Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with the family on Tuesday, June 6th from 4-8pm in the funeral home. Parking attendants and elevator are available. Interment will be in Lindenwood Cemetery.

Please consider making donations in Karen's Memory to the Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA 01970.

For further information, please visit www.facebook.com/BarileFamilyFuneralHome