Karen E. (Jorve) Amaral
September 17, 2010

Karen E. (Jorve) Amaral of Mansfield died on Friday September 17 at home with her husband by her side. She was 43 years old. She was the beloved wife of Allan D. Amaral Jr. for 17 years.

Born in Hartford CT. on December 1, 1966, she was the loving daughter of Barry Jorve of Casco, ME. and Nancy (Holden) Jorve of Hanson. She graduated from Wethersfield High School in CT and went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude from Clark University. She worked in the finance industry dedicating the majority of her career to Fidelity Investments. Karen was a doting mother, a loving wife and a special and dedicated friend to many. She will always be remembered as a truly special person by all who have had the privilege to know her. Karen lived an exemplary life. Her strength, courage and grace were admired by all who knew her. Karen was passionately involved in Mansfield's Relay For Life fundraising efforts. She served as both a Team Captain and Committee Member. She loved her team and truly appreciated and found comfort in all the support she received from them. Karen named the team the “Cure Seekers” in order to make it very clear to all just what their efforts were all about.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Amaral is survived by her loving and adored children Ryan and Jenna. She was the loving sister of Barbara Lydon and her husband Jeffrey of Scituate. She was the daughter-in- law of Allan and Diane Amaral of Ct. She was the sister-in-law of Michael and Laura Amaral of VA., Laura Amaral of Scituate and Julie Amaral of CT. She was the cherished aunt of Hanna and Paige Lydon, Luke, Drew and Jack Amaral.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's Church, 330 Pratt Street (Rte. 106), Mansfield on Wednesday September 22 at 10:30am. Relatives and Friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held at the Bolea-Amici Funeral Home, 115 N. Main Street, Mansfield on Tuesday from 4-8pm. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery will be private. In Lieu of Flowers, donations may be made in Karen's honor to The Relay For Life of Mansfield, C/O Cure Seekers, 5 Manley Street, W.Bridgewater, MA 02379.

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