Karleen Ann (Murphy) Tedesco

August 29, 1962 ~ March 30, 2022 (age 59)


LINCOLN- Karleen Ann (Murphy) Tedesco, 59, passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, surrounded by her family at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston.  She was the beloved wife of Steve A. Tedesco.  They had been married for 37 years.

Born in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late Francis W. Murphy and Francine M. (Gagnon) Murphy.  She was a lifelong resident of Lincoln.

She loved watching The Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football games on Saturday afternoons in the fall with her family. She also enjoyed painting and drawing Mickey Mouse, along with collecting Disney memorabilia. In the spring she loved to garden and plant beautiful flowers throughout the family homes yard. 

Besides her husband Steve, she is survived by her three loving sons, Michael S. Tedesco of Woonsocket, Alexander F. Tedesco of Warwick and Brandin T. Tedesco of Burrillville; her caring sister, Renee M. Murphy of Smithfield; and, her cherished nephew and niece, Anthony V. and Elizabeth M. Eannarino.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10AM on Monday, April 4, 2022 in St. Jude’s Church, 301 Front St., Lincoln.  Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Cumberland.  Relatives and friends are invited to visitation from 2-4PM on Sunday, April 3, 2022 at Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Rd., Lincoln.  In lieu of flowers, donations to Breast Cancer and the Liver Foundation would be appreciated.  For guestbook and directions, visit:

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April 3, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Bellows Funeral Chapel
160 River Road
Lincoln, RI 02865

Mass of Christian Burial
April 4, 2022

10:00 AM
Saint Jude's Church
301 Front Street,
Lincoln, RI 02865

April 4, 2022

11:15 AM
Resurrection Cemetery
259 West Wrentham Road,
Cumberland, RI 02864

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