Karen M. Fogg, 61, Loved Finding Simple Pleasures

Surrounded by her family on the afternoon of Tuesday, Jan. 18, Karen M. Fogg died due to breast cancer. She was 61. She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Leonard G. Fogg 3rd and her children, Diana L. Johnson of Oxford, Conn., Douglas L. Fogg and Benjamin D. Fogg both of Edgartown. Also her three grandchildren Danielle, Jesse, and Dakota, whom they affectionately called Mema Karen.

She was born on Sept. 13, 1943 in Bridgeport, Conn. and graduated from Harding High School. It was here that she enjoyed spending warm days at Seaside Park and listening to the Beatles. Karen loved simple pleasures found among Jehovah's creations, whether that be in Hawaii or California where she lived for a time before her marriage to Leonard. But also here on Martha's Vineyard where she made this her home for the last 20 plus years. Feeding the neighborly ducks or stray dogs or sharing her appreciation for the beauty found everywhere she went, in her most unique way were not uncommon for those who knew her. Among other joys of hers were writing poetry, coloring and sketching with her children and grandchildren.

She and her husband also were the owners of the Red Rooster in Vineyard Haven and worked together in various businesses on the Vineyard. Karen also volunteered her time sharing Bible truths with those whom she met until her last days.

She was the daughter of Alexander and Margaret Antanitis both of whom predeceased her as well as her brother Donald Paul. She also leaves a sister, Laura Lydia Noble of Milford, Conn. along with her nieces and nephews. The memorial service was held on Jan. 22 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Martha's Vineyard, P.O. Box 2549, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557. Karen will be warmly remembered and greatly missed for her genuine hospitality and the gift she had of making others feel happy, not only by her family and countless spiritual brothers and sisters, but all those who had the privilege of knowing her.