In Loving Memory of Karen Puzzo

In Loving Memory of Karen Puzzo
Type of post: Chorus news item
Sub-type: No sub-type
Posted By: Kim Read
Status: Current
Date Posted: Tue, Jul 12 2022
It is with heavy hearts that we share that Karen Puzzo, a 42 year member of Farmington Valley Chorus, passed away on July 3rd surrounded by her family and friends with the Hartford skyline lit up in fireworks for a proper send off.
Karen was a wonderful force of nature. She joined Farmington Valley in 1980 and along with some fabulous bass singing, quickly became the queen of costumes, the sovereign leader of sets and scripts and the mistress of mayhem. Karen graciously and gladly shared her talents with others in the chorus, so much so that her tips and tricks are still used for our various shows even today.
Karen was the Competition Coordinator for Region 1 Sweet Adelines, and noticing her many organizational skills she was voted on to the Regional Board of Directors and eventually became Regent. She traveled the world with FVC, but the sweetest moment in her Sweet Adelines International career was when she was presented with the Marge Bennett Award. The criteria for the award were you have to ”be a lady, a friend, be beautiful inside and out and loved by everyone you meet”. That was Karen to the letter. Karen treasured and wore the angel necklace given to her for the award every day.
Karen was very fortunate to have what she called "angels" help her when she couldn't always afford to attend Sweet Adelines competitions and trips around the country and world. Her family has established the Karen Puzzo One Voice Scholarship with the Farmington Valley Chorus to create even more angels in her honor and to be an angel for those having difficulty affording all that is required for this “hobby”. Contributions to this scholarship can be made by making a donation to Farmington Valley Chorus, 900 Misty Meadow Lane, South Windsor, CT 06074.
Karen, as far as FVC is concerned you were “Born To Be Wild”. The rebel leader of our FVC Scooter Squad will always be in our hearts as we ring those chords! Keep the rubberside down our friend (scooter slang for goodbye and Godspeed).
Karen’s full obituary can be found here: