Karen A. Harris

Date of Passing:

January 30, 2024

Harris, Karen A., 66, of Ledoux Lane, Tiverton, died peacefully at home on January 30, 2024 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Lawrence A. Vilardi.

Born in Providence, a daughter of Alice (Isidoro) Starsoneck of Riverside and the late Edward H. Starsoneck. She lived in Tiverton for 28 years.

Mrs. Harris was a Speech Pathologist for 38 years before retiring in 2023 due to illness.

Karen received her Bachelors degree from the University of Rhode Island Class of 1980 and then went on to receive her Masters degree from Western Michigan University Class of 1983.

Karen enjoyed hiking, biking and spending time with her loving family.

Besides her husband of 5 years, she is survived by two children, Jillian Harris of Tiverton and Michael Harris of Tiverton and a brother Paul Starsoneck and his wife Leslie of Traverse City, MI.

Her Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday February 6, 2024 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Calling hours are Monday 4-7 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Karen’s memory to the Forever Paws Animals Shelter, 300 Lynwood Street, Fall River, MA 02721 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. I’m so sorry for your loss, and to learn of Karen’s passing.

    Karen was a wonderful speech therapist, supervisor and great person to know during the many years I worked with her at VNS.

    I’m so grateful for my time with her and send my deepest condolences and prayers for her family.

  2. I’m so sorry for your loss. I worked with Karen early in my career as a speech pathologist. She was very kind and so smart. Wishing you all peace and strength 🙏

  3. So sad. Karen worked with me at Visiting Nurse was an
    exceptional person so well liked. Wonderful mother,
    great Speech Therapist.
    Great children Jillian and Michael saw you grow up

    Fran (Front desk Visiting Nurse)

  4. I’m sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace. I will keep her and the family in my prayers.

    Karen was a great friend. We worked together for 20 years. She was a very talented Speech Therapist.

    Karen was a fantastic mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend.
    She will truly be missed.

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