Karen Ann Salerno, 69, of Bluffton, SC, formerly of Oyster Bay, NY, passed away Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at her home. Karen was born on October 23,1951, in Glen Cove, NY to the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas and Margaret Illhardt Murray.
Mrs. Salerno worked for many years as an administrative assistant in residential real estate. She was a true animal lover at heart with a special passion for horses. Karen was a volunteer for the Heroes on Horseback program in Bluffton, SC, and in her spare time, she researched her genealogy to create her family tree. She was a loving sister, wife, mother, and “Grammy”.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Robert “Chuck” Salerno; three daughters, Lauren Kaplinski (Andrew), Gwen McWalters (J.T.), Trisha Salerno; two sisters, Patricia Salerno (Ken), Kathy Strickland; and four grandchildren, Severina Kaplinski, Emmeline McWalters, Jack McWalters, and James McWalters.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 26, 2021, at Vaigneur Funeral Home Chapel, 6802 Tillman Road, Ridgeland, SC 29936. The family will receive friends beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the hour of the service at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to DreamCatcher Horse Rescue, 10639 Toad Road, Clermont, FL 34715, or at the website DreamCatcherhorses.com.
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DreamCatcher Horse Rescue
10639 Toad Road, Clermont FL 34715