Karen D. Baccellieri of Avondale

Karen D. Baccellieri

Karen D. Baccellieri

Karen D. Baccellieri, 68, of Avondale, died Monday, Sept. 14, at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester. She was the wife of Carl E. Baccellieri Sr., with whom she shared 30 years of marriage.

Born in Witchita Falls, Texas, she was the daughter of Rebecca Pierce Brownlee of Denton, Texas, and the late Ernest Brownlee.

She was a 1969 graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was a homemaker, and taught Art for a short period of time at the Kennett High School.

She was a very accomplished water colorist and exhibited her paintings often.

Karen was an amazing Christian woman, whose masterpiece was her children and grandchildren.

She was an avid reader, enjoyed bird watching, traveling, going to the movies and going to her beach house in Sea Isle City, N.J. She loved to cook which helped to bond two families together.

Karen was a member of St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church, and served on the Pastoral Council. She was a past president (1998) of the Spade and Trowel Club.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by four sons, Carl E. Baccellieri Jr., and his wife Becky of Kennett Square, Brian Baccellieri, and his wife Amy of Claymont, Robert Rivello of Arcata, Calif. and Samuel Rivello of Copenhagen, Denmark; three daughters, Vanessa Rivello Dawid of Trumbull, Conn., Kathleen Baccellieri and her fiancé Steven Garrigan of Jersey City, N.J. and Megan Baccellieri Gigliotti and her husband Mark of Coatesville; one brother, Dr. Ernest Brownlee Jr. and his wife Susie of Sunny Vale, Texas; one sister, Kathi Sale and her husband Richard of Denton, Texas, eight grandchildren, Jack Baccellieri, Ryan Baccellieri, Grace Baccellieri, Ben Baccellieri, Olivia Gigliotti, Gabriella Gigliotti, Miles Dawid  and Anthony Jude Baccellieri.

You are invited to visit with her family and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17, and again on Friday morning, Sept. 18, from 8:30 to 10 at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, 250 West State Street, Kennett Square, Pa. Her Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. at St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church, 8910 Gap Newport Pike (Route 41) in Avondale, PA. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Route 82 in Kennett Square.

Online condolences maybe made by visiting www.griecocares.com

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