October 8, 2017

Karen S. Morrell, 72, of Guy Park Avenue, Amsterdam, N.Y. passed away Oct. 8, 2017 at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady after a brief illness.

Born in Amsterdam, N.Y. on May 31, 1945, she was the daughter of the late William and Ann Mikolaitis Smith.

Karen’s surviving family includes her husband, John “Butch” Morrell; two sons, Ryan Morrell (Beth), Eric Morrell (Alicia); sister, Diane Santos; grandchildren, Justin, Alexander, Abigail, Andres; and  her other loving companions, Jerome, Annie and Petey. Nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial gathering Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Riley Mortuary, Inc. 110 Division St., Amsterdam, NY 12010. It was Karen’s request that casual attire be worn to her memorial gathering.

Memorial gifts in Karen’s name may be made to Montgomery County SPCA, SPCA Road, P.O. Box 484, Amsterdam, NY 12010.

To send online condolences to the family, go to www.rileymortuaryinc.com.