Karen Ann Borenstein

  • Born: June 17, 1964
  • Died: May 31, 2017
  • Location: Stoneham, Massachusetts

Barile Funeral Home

482 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

Tel. 781.438.2280

Tribute & Message From The Family

Karen Ann (McBrien) Borenstein, 52, beloved wife of Robert E. Borenstein, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Born in Boston. she is the beloved daughter of Ronald and Lois (Ceruolo) McBrien.

Karen grew up in Saugus and was a graduate of Saugus High School. She was a talented athlete and tennis pro. For many years, she worked as an executive secretary for Raytheon. She was a member of the Daughter of the Revolution and a member of the General Society of Mayflower Decedents. Karen was an artistic person, enjoyed entertaining by her pool, lover of animals and most of all loved her family.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by her two children: Delaney Rose Borenstein and Robert Edward Borenstein, Jr.; two brothers: Kevin McBrien and his wife Leslie and Steven McBrien and his wife Andrea; two nieces: Mackenzie and Mackayla McBrien and one nephew Stevie McBrien along with many friends.

Funeral services will be held from the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St., (RT 28) Stoneham on Wednesday, June 7th, at 9am. Followed by a funeral mass celebrating Karen's Eternal Life at St. Patrick's Church, 71 Central St., Stoneham at 10am.

Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with the family on Tuesday, June 6th from 4-8pm in the funeral home. Parking attendants and elevator are available. Interment will be in Lindenwood Cemetery.

Please consider making donations in Karen's Memory to the Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA 01970.

For further information, please visit www.facebook.com/BarileFamilyFuneralHome


Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

The Brown Family (Tina, Paul, Stephanie and Jessica) - Stoneham

Posted by A friend   June 07, 2017

RIP Karen. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Bob, Delaney, Bobby and family during this difficult time.

Greg, Carole & Family

Posted by Greg Stearsman - North Wales, PA - Family   June 06, 2017

The first word that comes to mind when I think of Karen has always been "sweet".

Thank you for your friendship and your kindness, Karen.

God bless you and your family.

We will see each other again someday.

Now get some rest. (We'll have a lot of catching up to do.)

Posted by Tom Mastrangelo - TIERRA VERDE, FL - Friend   June 06, 2017

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Brian Gill and Family

Posted by brian gill - stoneham, MA   June 06, 2017


My sincere condolences to Bob, Bobby and Delaney. It is an honor to know your family. I am so sorry for the death of Karen and wish her eternal rest. She loved all of you so very much and wanted the best for you all. She was thoughtful and always had a story to tell. I will remember her stories and the love she had for her family.

Posted by Barbara Doyle - Belmont, MA - Friend   June 05, 2017


Karen was my forever friend. Thirty years of friendship that never faded. A week or a year could pass and our friendship was always strong and alway true. Karen was genuine. Such a beautiful person in every way. I will always carry you in my heart my dear friend. I will cherish my time with you always. I will NEVER forget you...that I can promise. My love the family. You made her so happy. Your PlattyPuss.

Posted by Patty Breeden - Hartwell, GA - Family Friend   June 05, 2017

I was saddened to hear of your loss . Please know how very sorry I am.

Posted by Teresa Smith - Saugus, MA - Friend   June 05, 2017

Growing up with Kevin we got to see Karen a lot she was always good for a laugh she will be missed by many. Rest In Peace my friend


Posted by Donald Bogdan - Wilton, NH - Friend   June 04, 2017

Delaney, I'm so incredibly sorry. Your Mom was such a wonderful and kind person and an amazing mother, who cherished you and your brother. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Rest Easy Karen...xo

Posted by "Miss Janice" Miller - Melrose, MA - Teacher   June 03, 2017


Our hearts are broken for you all. We will never forget our beautiful, funny,kind friend/family. All our love. RIP Karen. Thought and prayers, Bob, Delaney, Bobby and family.
Moe, Joe and Ali

Posted by Maureen Beaton - Stoneham, MA - Friend   June 03, 2017


My prayers and love to the family. May peace be granted to Karen and the family

Posted by les gosule - milton, MA - Friend   June 03, 2017