Karen Poza, 74, formerly of Manchester, New Hampshire, and currently of Pipe Creek, Texas, passed away in Pipe Creek on Sept. 13, 2019 as a result of injuries sustained from an automobile accident.
She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on Aug. 7, 1945, the daughter of Thomas P. and Margaret (Schulz) Connors.
In her married life, she lived in Torrance and San Diego, California, Bedford, New Hampshire and Darnestown, Maryland.
Karen authored two books, was a school teacher and was involved in youth ministry. She was passionate about her Catholic faith and was an active parishioner of Ste. Marie Parish.
She loved spending time with her grandkids, traveling the world with her best friend, Hugo, and promoting life issues. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and promoting health products.
She was a woman of love and faith.
Family members include her husband of 52 years, Hugo Poza, two sons, Hugh Poza and his wife Elizabeth of Bedford, and Sean Poza and his wife Marie of Lewis-ville, Texas, a daughter, Vanessa Mosher and her husband David of New-town, Connecticut, 11 grandchildren, Faith, Grace, Kolbe, Hope, Ephrem, Joy, Amanda, Aiden, Shay, Brogan and Siena, two brothers, Tom Connors of Minnesota, and Kevin Connors of California, four sisters, Tina Nelson of California, Sheila Connors of Wisconsin, Cecelia Connors of Oregon, and Patricia Connors of Tokyo, Japan, and many nephews, nieces, and cousins.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a granddaughter, Kala Marie.
Calling hours were at Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 243 Hanover St., Manchester, New Hampshire, on Sunday, Sept. 22, from 4 – 8 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, Sept. 23, morning at 10 a.m. in Ste. Marie Parish. Graveside committal services followed in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Covenant House at covenanthouse.org.
To view an online tribute, send condolences to the family, or for more information, visit www.phaneuf.net.