Karen L. Reichert, of Brewster, NY, died peacefully on December 22, 2017, at Putnam Hospital Center. She was 52 years old.

Born on June 15, 1965, in Greenwich, CT, daughter to Jerry and Carol (DePauw) Turcan. She was a 1983 Rye High School graduate and continued her education to receive her LPN.

On September 5, 1987, she married the love of her life Jeffrey Reichert in Rye, NY. Together they moved to Brewster, NY in 1991 and raised their two daughters.

Karen was a nurse as well as the office manager for Dr. Robert Reiffel in White Plains, NY until she retired in 2016. She loved to travel, especially cruising. She was an active volunteer with the Brewster VFW. Her family, especially her children [and the children of those closest to her] were her greatest joy in life.

Mrs. Reichert is not only survived by her parents and her husband Jeff but also her two daughters; Nicole A. Reichert and her fiancé Richard Desmurs of Astoria, NY and Ryann E. Reichert of Brewster, NY, her sisters; Maryellen Lehman of Warwick, RI, Jennifer Lyons of Brookfield, CT and Allison Turcan of Mamaroneck, NY.

A funeral service was held on Friday, December 29, 2017, at 6:30pm at Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster, NY. Interment was private. Friends and family called at the Beecher Funeral Home on Thursday December 28, 2017 from 4pm-8pm and Friday December 29, 2017 from 3pm-7pm.

In keeping with her love of children and her passion for supporting local veterans, donations may be made in lieu of flowers to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital and the health and welfare fund of Brewster VFW Post 672

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