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Karen Elaine Orsini

September 26, 1945 — November 14, 2019

Karen Elaine Orsini, 74, of Ruckersville, VA passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at her residence. She was born on September 26, 1945 in Harrisonburg, VA to the late Weldon and Georgia Coakley.

Karen was a selfless woman who gave so much of her time and love to others. Her giving and loving nature would shine through her love of cooking and entertaining. The doors were always open to her home for her family and friends. Above all, her loyal dedication to her husband and family will be truly remembered.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Joseph A. Orsini; her children, Michael S. Orsini (Kristina) and Diane E. Bigler (Justin); and her grandsons, Dominic J. Hiner and Ryan K. Orsini.

A memorial service will be held 10:00 A.M. Friday, November 22, 2019 at Blessed Sacrament, 154 N. Main St., Harrisonburg, VA 22802, with Father Chris Masla officiating. A private family interment will follow at Dayton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Karen's memory to the Disabled American Veterans ( and/or Parkinson's Foundation (

An online guestbook is available at

Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville is in charge of arrangements.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Service

Friday, November 22, 2019

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

154 N Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22802

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