Karen S. Martino, 77, of Ghent, NY, passed away Monday, April 25, 2022 at St. Peter's Hospital.
Born August 3, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Carrie (Cooke) Proniske. Karen's passion in life were her kids and grandkids. From the pizza parties that she hosted for her grandchildren to the special Christmas tree trimming that was a family tradition, it was evident that the unconditional and unending love for her children and grandchildren were first and foremost in her life. She also had the utmost appreciation for her sons in law David and Todd and her daughter in law Paula.
She is survived by her loving children, Gina Shields (Todd) and Lisa Sirani (David) of Ghent, Paul B. Martino Jr. of North Greenbush, NY, and Dean Martino (Paula) of Ballston Lake, NY, ten special grandchildren, Karlee and Logan Shields, Michael (Samantha), Jordan and Alyssa Sirani, Andrew and Aaron Martino, Gabriella, Jacob and Hunter Martino and her special friend, Judy Harrison. She was predeceased by her husband Paul B. Martino Sr. and a brother Vernon Proniske.
Visitation will be Saturday, April 30,2022 from 10 - 12 noon at the Raymond E Bond Funeral Home, Valatie. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Stuyvesant Falls. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St Judes Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or Chatham Rescue Squad.