Karen Liegh (Soderberg) HollingsworthApril 11, 1957 ~ May 8, 2017 (age 60)
Karen Hollingsworth, 60, of Colchester, passed away on Monday, May 8, 2017 at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London after a courageous struggle with cancer. Karen was born in Summit, NJ, on April 11, 1957. She was a daughter of the late John and Edith (Peterson) Soderberg. She married her beloved husband, Greg on July 23, 1983. The couple moved to Colchester in 1986 where they made their home and raised their family. Karen worked as a Math teacher at RHAM and East Lyme public schools. She also worked for the American Lung Association doing smoking cessation classes. Karen was a communicant of St. Andrew Church where she was active with the ACTS retreat program. Most importantly, she will be remembered by her family as a devoted and loving wife and mother. She will be sadly missed but always remembered by her husband Greg of 33 years; two sons, Andrew, of Boston, and Eric Hollingsworth of New London; a brother, Douglas Soderberg of Rogers, AR; two sisters, Kristin Zimmerman of Franklin, MA, Alison Whiting of Ridgecrest, CA; mother-in-law, Gail Hollingsworth of Montville; brother-in-law Jeff Hollingsworth and wife Dee; sister-in-law Susan Pauls; nieces Emily Austin and husband Brian, Hillary Hollingsworth, and Tara Largent; nephews David and Matthew Zimmerman. In addition to her parents, Karen was also predeceased by a brother, Eric Soderberg. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, May 11th from 5 – 7pm at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Rd., Colchester. The funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, May 12th at 9:30am, directly at St. Andrew Church, 128 Norwich Ave., Colchester CT 06415. Burial will follow at New Saint Andrew Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Andrew Church.