Clinton-Karen L. (Lamb) Oleski, 62, passed away peacefully into the loving arms of Our Lord and Savior while surrounded by her family on Saturday, September 17, 2016 from Pancreatic cancer. Karen was born in Clinton on September 8, 1954, daughter of the late William A. Lamb, Sr. and Bernice (Smith) Lamb, and step-mother Helen (Bogacki) Lamb. She attended local schools and graduated from the Clinton High School Class of 1972. Upon graduation, Karen fulfilled her childhood dream of becoming a Registered Nurse after completing studies at Worcester Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. Her nursing career at UMass Memorial would span 42 years, a majority of which were spent working on West Wing 1 prior to its closing, until her most recent retirement from South 5. Karen was the consummate professional; she was a highly trained and skilled nurse who believed that the needs of the patient should come first and foremost above all else. Over the course of her career, she was a comfort to the many, many patients entrusted to her care. Karen leaves behind her siblings, Suzanne Nichols of Taylors, SC; William A. Lamb, Jr. of Sterling; David Lamb of Beverly Hills, FL; Bruce Lamb, Alan Lamb, and James Lamb of Clinton; Christine Sliwa of Lancaster; Mary Beth Olbrys of Clinton; Patricia Ann Grady of Worcester; and Paul Jones of Oklahoma City, OK. She leaves her nieces, Donna Renaud, Jennifer McVeigh, Bernice Lamb, Brianna Sliwa, Robin DePatsy, nephews, Matthew Lamb, Kevin Lamb, Justin Lamb, Eric Sliwa, Nicholas Olbrys, Bruce Jones, Richard Jones, and Patrick Grady; several great and great-great-nieces and nephews and her beloved canine companion Abby. She was predeceased by her nephew Adam Olbrys. Karen was a cherished daughter, sister, aunt, and wonderful friend to many and who will be missed beyond measure by all. Funeral services are to be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from the Philbin-Comeau Funeral Home, 176 Water St., Clinton, with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10AM in St. John the Evangelist Church, 80 Union St., Clinton. Burial will be held privately in St. John’s Cemetery, Lancaster. Calling hours will be on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 5 until 8PM. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Karen Oleski to: Brigham & Women’s Hospital-Oncology Department, c/o Development Office, 116 Huntington Ave., 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02116. Online condolences may be placed at www.philbincomeaufh.com
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