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Karen Maria Fegan, 61, Longtime New Rochelle Resident

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - Karen Maria Fegan, a longtime resident of New Rochelle, died July 20. She was 61.

Fegan was born September 23, 1951, in New Rochelle, daughter of Alma (Stone) Sich and John Sich. She grew up in New Rochelle and attended local public schools, graduating from New Rochelle High School in 1969. She received her undergraduate degree in Physical Education from Ithaca College in 1973, and her Masters in Special Education from Manhattan College in 1975. She followed her father’s footsteps and went into the field of Physical Education. Following one year at Mt. Vernon HS, she spent the next 32.5 years in the Port Chester School System, primarily at Thomas A. Edison Elementary, until her retirement in 2007. She was honored as District Elementary Teacher of Year in 2002.

Fegan is survived by her mother, Alma Stone Sich; sister, Paula Martinez; brother, John (Jack) Sich; her husband, Tom; daughter,  Kelly;  sons, Kevin and Sean; daughter-in-law, Susan; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father, John.

A Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 23 at Blessed Sacrament Church. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Fegan’s name to any of the following charities: Edison Angels, Butterflies from Jodie, New Rochelle Little League, or the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research.

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