This online memorial was created in loving memory of Karen Circharo. Please sign Karen's guest book and let us know you came to visit. We will remember Karen forever.
I’d like the memory of me
to be a happy one,
I’d like to leave an afterglow
of smiles while life is done.
I’d like to leave an echo
whispering softly down the ways,
of happy times and laughing times
and bright and sunny days.
I’d like the tears of those who
grieve, to dry before the sun,
of happy memories that I leave behind
When my life is done.
As one candle lights another, bringing brightness to a dark room, so does one memory light another, keeping loved ones alive in our hearts and minds forever.
Karen was a popular, involved and successful Nashua, NH resident with an army of friends and admirers. She had a winning, gracious personality, and is described by many as simply the most giving and nicest person they’d ever known. Karen was born June 6, 1960, in Bronx, New York, the oldest of five girls of Russell and Barbara McMahon of Wantagh NY. She graduated from Wantagh High School in 1978. Karen and her husband Armand moved to Nashua in March of 1983 and immediately made NH their home. Her children Elizabeth and Michael were both born at St. Joe’s Hospital in 1985 and 1988 respectively. In 1988 they relocated to California for a brief period but returned to Nashua in 1992. She soon founded and ran Ads In Ink, an advertising specialty company with a close friend, Beth Worker. She was deeply involved in the Nashua community and was tireless in her work with various organizations such as the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary, The Nashua Red Cross; many of which she served on various boards and committees. She was also involved in many charitable organizations as well. Karen played an important role in helping to build Core Medical Group of Salem, NH, into the successful medical recruiting firm it is today. In 2003, her family suffered the loss of their Nashua home in a fire however with Karen’s optimistic and indomitable spirit, and the support of friends, the Circharos rebuilt. Karen loved to travel. She was well-read, politically active, cared deeply about the world around her. She was a New Hampshire Justice of the Peace and enjoyed the many weddings she conducted for family, friends and others held all over the state. She loved to entertain and was a talented cook and homemaker. Above all, Karen loved to laugh, and she brought a special light into the lives of all who knew her. Karen will be profoundly missed by her family and friends, and all who knew her. Nashua has lost a truly great citizen. Karen leaves behind Armand, her loving husband of 24 years, her daughter Elizabeth and son Michael, her parents, Russell and Barbara McMahon of Wantagh, NY, her sisters Barbara, Susan, Judith and Christine, a large extended family, and her many, many friends.