Karen Orcutt was born in Lowell, Massachusetts on December 24, 1933 to Clarence and Dulcie Mann, the oldest of four children. She passed away at Cornerstone Hospice House at age 86 on August 6, 2020 after a brief illness. After marrying her husband William A. Orcutt, who predeceased her in 2018, they lived in South Weymouth, Massachusetts where they raised their family. After retiring, they moved to DeBary and then Deltona, FL, and finally to The Villages seven years ago, where they enjoyed many activities and new friends.
She is survived by her five children, Sherilyn (Zimmerman), Kerilyn (Bristow), Debra (Yorko), Jane (Kirsch) and Douglas Orcutt and their spouses. She was a loving grandmother of thirteen and great-grandmother of seven with one more soon to be born. She is also survived by her brother Philip Mann and his wife Doris, her sister Penny Zwicker and her husband David, her brother Curtis Mann and his wife Nancy, and her sister-in-law Bette Johnson and her husband Alan, along with many nieces and nephews.
Karen was a graduate of Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts. She taught physical education and then worked as an administrative assistant for many years. Karen was a proud member of the Congregational Church of Summerfield and served as a Trustee for the past two years. Karen will be missed by all who had the pleasure of being in her company.
A private memorial service will be held at her church, with a celebration of life planned in New England in the summer of 2021
In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a donation to the Infant and Toddler Pantry, 15421 S US 301, Summerfield, FL 34491.
Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Lady Lake, FL.