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Karen B. (Knight) Nagle

November 5, 1941 ~ April 28, 2022 (age 80)

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Karen Bertha (Knight) Nagle of Little Falls, New York, passed away peacefully on Thursday afternoon, April 28, 2022 at Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Little Falls, New York. At the time of her passing, she was in the care of her family’s love and support. She was 80 years old.

Karen was born on November 5, 1941 in Fort Plain, New York, a daughter of the late, Stewart S. Knight (1909 - 1965) and Edith Grintner Knight (1913 - 1977). She enjoyed a close relationship with both parents, and devotedly cared for her mother throughout her widowhood and long battle with cancer.

In 1968, Karen and her four children moved to what was known as the yellow house on the four corners of Norway, New York. Here she enjoyed painting and wallpapering, skills she learned from her father. She loved the fresh country air and spent her spare time canning, gardening, and tending to her white raspberry bushes. Most notably, she is known for her homemade chili sauce, bread and butter pickles, and white raspberry jam.

Throughout her time in Norway, she cheered her children on in all their activities at West Canada Valley, including academics and sports. For nearly twenty years, she drove from Norway to Dolgeville to work in various positions at Daniel Green Co. to single-handedly support her children. She navigated Military Road in all kinds of weather conquering Dairy Hill in the most formidable wintry conditions.

Following the graduation of all four children, she sold the family home in Norway to reside in the Valley. She worked for many years at Herb Philipson, Stewarts and eventually retired from Walmart in Herkimer, New York. She lived at Valley View Courts in Little Falls for more than 15 years where she enjoyed community activities and her friendships.

During her retirement, she enjoyed knitting, crocheting, coloring, and watching video tapes. She looked forward to visits with her adult children, and grandchildren. She enjoyed hearing their accomplishments over a hot cup of tea, preferably with a halfmoon cookie or slice of pizza. She could always be counted upon to support her family during their most challenging life events. She was a pillar of strength and a source of good common sense and honest opinions.

Karen was an active member of Holy Family Parish in Little Falls, New York. Throughout her lifetime, she supported numerous organizations with small donations. To honor her memory, please consider a donation to the charity of your choice.

She is survived by her beloved four children, Roselyn O’Brien (Stan) Markowitz of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; John (Bernadette) Nagle of Dolgeville, New York; Barbara Carter of Oppenheim, New York; and Sarah (Tim) Hulser of White Lake, New York. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Timothy M. Warner, Amanda Stowell, Dr. Shea Nagle, Corey Carter, TJ Hulser, Riley Nagle, Shane Hulser and five great-grandchildren; and a brother Ronald Knight of St. Johnsville, New York She was predeceased by her cherished son-in-law Jeffrey A. Carter on December 1, 2007, and infant grandson Sean Bryan Nagle on November 7, 1992.

At Karen’s request, there will be no viewing hours. A graveside funeral service will be held at St. Bridget’s Cemetery, Salisbury, New York on May 3, 2022 at 12 p.m. (noon) with Father Brian K. Slezak officiating. Relatives and friends are invited to join the family at the cemetery to honor Karen’s memory.

Arrangements are being cared for by Miller-Plonka Funeral Home, 30 Wolf Street, Dolgeville, New York. To leave a message of sympathy for Karen’s Family, please visit and sign the tribute wall within the obituary.

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Graveside Service
May 3, 2022

12:00 PM
St. Bridget's Cemetery
State Route 29A
Salisbury Center, NY 13454


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