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Karen Rau

November 19, 1965 June 26, 2018
Karen Rau
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Obituary for Karen Rau

Karen Rau, 52, of Denver, Colorado, formerly of Foxboro, MA, passed away on June 26, 2018 as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Colorado.

She was the daughter of Richard and Ann Rau of Foxboro. She is mourned by her family who loved her deeply, including her sister, Linda, and her husband Bill Linehan and nieces Morghan and Kelsey, of Bedford, N.H.

Karen graduated from Foxboro High School in 1983, and attended Eastern Nazarene College. She was a talented chef who started her career at the Charles Hotel in Boston, and continued it in Colorado at many fine restaurants. She spent a year as a personal chef on a private yacht. She loved to spend time with her cats, and also to fish, travel and ski the Rockies and Sail on Lake Granby in Colorado. She stayed a devoted New England Patriots fan despite being surrounded by Denver Bronco fans for over 20 years. She was happiest when on the water.

Karen chose to give the gift of life by being an organ donor and we know that more than one person received this precious gift from her.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated for Karen at St. Mary’s Church, 58 Carpenter Street, Foxboro at 11 a.m. on Tuesday July 10, 2018. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Foxboro. To leave an online condolence please visit the funeral home website at

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Karen’s memory to the Humane Society of Boulder, Valley or to The Steve Massey Music Scholarship Fund-checks should be made out to Foundation for Metrowest with Stephen C. Massey Scholarship fund in the memo line and mailed to Foundation for MetroWest, 3 Eliot Street, Natick Ma 01760


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