CONCORD Karen Ann Pedro, 75, went home to Jesus Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, with her loving daughter present. She was born Dec. 22, 1943 in Providence, R.I., to Virginia and Thomas Allsop. Karen was retired and enjoyed shopping and lunch dates with her dear friends. She also enjoyed wreath making, knitting and especially spending time with her granddaughter, Katie. She will be especially remembered for her loving spirit and compassion. Karen was the one you could turn to when life was dealing a tough hand. It was through her ability to listen and respond with compassionate words of wisdom, usually interspersed with humor that would make one feel so much better after talking to her. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Donna Hawkins (Harju) of Salisbury; granddaughters, Katherine Harju, of Salisbury, and Caitlyn Pedro of Falmouth, Mass.; as well as a host of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Daniel Pedro of Falmouth; brother, Thomas Allsop of Florida; as well as her parents. Special thanks to Ann Sifford and Brenda Milem for their tremendous support and compassion provided during her illness, as well as Hospice & Palliative Care of Cabarrus County for supporting her decision to remain in her home. A memorial service will be scheduled for a later date.

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