Karen A. Rybicki, 61, of Upton

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Upton – Karen A. Rybicki, 61, of Upton, passed away Friday, July 8, 2016 at the Milford Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. She was the wife of Gary W. Rybicki for 37 years.

Born in Milford, she was the daughter of the late Maxwell and Gladys (Newton) Forss. She was raised and educated in Westborough, and was a graduate of Westborough High School.

Karen was the former owner of Blackstone Valley Ceramics, and was a former Scout Master in Hopkinton.

In addition to her husband she is survived by two children, Captain Keith A. Rybicki, USAF and his wife Bethzaida of Upton and Christina M. Lacerra and her husband Scott of Upton; one sister, Tina Carvalho, her husband Dan, and their two children Emily and James of New York; one brother, Robert Forss of Fiskdale; and three grandchildren, Alondra Rybicki, Joshua Lacerra, and Nicholas Lacerra.

A private graveside funeral service will be held in Pine Grove Cemetery. There are no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to The Michael Carter Lisnow Respite Center, 112 Main St., Hopkinton, MA 01748 or at www.hopkintonrespite.com.