Karen E. Cardarelli


Karen E. (Bowe) Cardarelli, age 83, of Cole Farm Road, Warwick, passed away at home on Saturday, January 15, 2022.  She was the wife of the late William H. Cardarelli. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Edward T. and Margaret T. (Connolly) Bowe, she resided in North Providence before moving to Warwick in 1985.  She was a member of the Cole Farm Association. Mrs. Cardarelli was the co-owner of Vaughn Cleaners in Smithfield, where she worked until her retirement at age 80.  She is survived by four sons, William H. Cardarelli, Jr. (Janice) of South Kingstown, Edward T. Cardarelli (Mary Ellen) of North Kingstown, Daniel J. Cardarelli (Maria) of Glocester, and Christopher J. Cardarelli (Lisa) of Narragansett; a sister, Whitney B. Connor (Sean) of Warwick; eight grandchildren, Christopher (Sammi), Nicholas, Juliana, Elecia, Rachel, Ava, Edward, and Joseph Cardarelli; a great-granddaughter, Nora; many cousins here and in Ireland; and her cat, Good Boy. Her funeral was held on Wednesday, January 19, from the Barrett & Cotter Funeral Home, 1328 Warwick Avenue, Spring Green, Warwick, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Kevin Church, 333 Sandy Lane, Warwick.  Burial was in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to a charity of your choice.  To leave condolence messages, please visit www.barrettandcotter.com