Karen Swan, 73, died suddenly and peacefully on Sept. 5, 2021. She joined Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation in 2008, at the same time as her daughter Darby Rosenfeld. She and Darby, Darby’s husband Jaeson, and their three kids Case, Zack, and Cora formed a multigenerational presence in the congregation.
She was a member of the Religious Education for Children and Youth program for many years. She was always enthusiastic, full of creative ideas, and the first person to say, “I can do that” when a new opportunity arose. She co-taught numerous religious education classes with Darby over the years, and touched the lives of many Unity Temple children and youth. She had a loving and open presence that fully celebrated the gifts of those around her. She will be missed.
Karen is also survived by her husband, Marco; her daughter, Gillian; and her son, Sam.
There will be a memorial and reception on Sunday, Sept. 19 in Riverside. There will also be a memorial in southern Maine in late October.