Karen J. (Ulrich) Trifone

September 10, 1943 ~ October 4, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Karen J. Trifone Obituary

Karen Jean Trifone, age 80, of Deerfield, passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2023.

Beloved wife for 32 years of the late Henry Trifone.  Loving mother of Pamela Tylka, Gretchen (Michael) Kovac, and Bonnie (Neil) Goldberg.  She is also survived by her loving step children Cathy, William, John, Jeanne, Daniel, Marianne, and Edward.  Loving Ba of Shannon (Drew), William, Chistine, Justine, Mark (Gina), Baily, Kelsey (Evan), Olivia, Julia, Jacob, Lily, and Shayna.  Great grandmother to many.  Dear sister of Sara (Ronald) Piddington and William Ulrich.

She was preceded in death by her parents Ralph and Martha (Hawker) Ulrich, sister Gretchen Desantis, daughter Sandra MacCarthy, and son-in-law Jeffrey Eich. Treasured friend to many. She was a gifted artist and had a penchant for music and nature. She will be dearly missed. 

Services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the National Audubon Society at would be appreciated.

Arrangements handled by Malone Funeral Home in Geneva.  For information 630-232-8233 or

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