Karen (nee Sabre) McGlinchey

  • Died: July 29, 2021
  • Location: Norristown, Pennsylvania

Boyd-Horrox-Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

200 West Germantown Pike
Norristown, PA 19401

Tel. (610) 277-7000

Tribute & Message From The Family

Karen Marie McGlinchey (nee Sabre) of Norristown passed away suddenly on July 29, 2021 at the age of 46. Karen is survived by her beloved husband of 12 years Michael McGlinchey, loving parents Frank and Marie (nee DeMartini) Sabre, caring siblings Lisa Cahill (Patrick) and Mark Sabre, and extended family members including beloved nephews and nieces, and loyal parents-in-law Marge McGlinchey, James A. McGlinchey and Dr. Brenda Bary.

Born in Bryn Mawr, PA and raised in Rosemont, Karen attended Radnor High School. She worked at Comcast for over 15 years in their customer service department. When not working, Karen enjoyed crocheting, cheering for the Phillies and Villanova basketball, yelling at the Eagles, vacationing down the shore, watching Jane Austen and Harry Potter movies, caring for her cats, making pierogis from scratch, cooking Lydia Bastianch recipes, driving her Kia Soul around with the sunroof open and head-bopping to her favorite music, sleeping in on weekends, adoring sports cars and convertibles on the road, going to country and rock concerts with Michael, and spending time with her amazing friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to Karen's Life Celebration on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at Visitation BVM Church, 190 N Trooper Rd, Norristown, PA 19403 from 9:30-10:50 AM, followed by her memorial mass at 11AM, interment will be held privately. Mass will be live-streamed via the church Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/visitationbvm/videos/?ref=page_internal

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Karen's name to the Radnor High School Scholarship Fund.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I'm so very sorry for your loss. Mike and family, prayers are with you at this time.

Posted by Clare Taglianetti-Schaumann - Newtown Square, PA - Friend   August 27, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. It was to early but we know she in heaven

Posted by Alice and Ed Sabre - Norwood, PA - Family   August 07, 2021

Karen was the sweetest person and I am so glad I had the opportunity to meet and work with her. My condolences to her husband and family. Will keep you all in prayer during this challenging time.

Posted by Nicole Patel - Coworker   August 07, 2021

I’m sadden to hear of Karen’s passing. We reconnected a few years back and attended a few Phillies gams together. It was wonderful catching up with her. Thinking of her family during this difficult time.

Posted by Sharon Duffy - Friend   August 03, 2021

I’m sadden to hear of Karen’s passing. We reconnected a few years back and attended a few Phillies gams together. It was wonderful catching up with her. Thinking of her family during this difficult time.

Posted by Sharon - Friend   August 03, 2021

Mike and Family, I had the pleasure to work with Karen for 14 years and we wound up landing in the same areas of work. Karen always had a smile, was so happy, and was fun to be around. Praying for all of you to find comfort in your memories as you grieve the loss of such a wonderful soul.

Posted by Patrice Melnick - Work   August 03, 2021

Mike - Joe and I are so sorry to hear of Karen's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time.

Posted by Diana Comber    August 03, 2021

Michael I am so so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. I am so sorry I will not be here for services but will be praying at the Mass and service that I need to be at.God Bless You.

Posted by Toni Auriemma - Norristown, PA - Friend   August 03, 2021

So sorry for your loss and Karen will be missed for sure. I had the pleasure to work with Karen for the past 10 years and was a joy to be around. Karen kept everyone smiling and made the day go by.

Posted by Kyle Strzelecki - Work   August 02, 2021

What a beautiful woman, always a smile and kind word. She left way too early, God has a plan, and it's not up to us to judge his word...Prayers to you and her family..she will be missed..

Posted by Samuel Simcox - BLUE BELL - Friend   August 02, 2021

Mike, Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Karen was a wonderful woman.

Posted by Bob, Mary Jane Wagner - NEWARK, DE - Friend   August 02, 2021

Michael, I am so very sorry for your loss. I know how very much you loved your Karen and she will forever be in your heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you my friend! God bless you

Posted by Donna Bielski - Plymouth Meeting, PA - Friend   August 01, 2021

even though i cant be there with you in person michael,please know i am with you in my heart...so sorry for your heartache and pain,love mary jo

Posted by mary jo lester lester - norristown, PA - Friend   August 01, 2021

I will be forever greatly to Karen for letting me borrow her car to take my driving test! I still remember that day vividly. We went o Island Ave in Philly. She had Labaron convertible. I was concerned about parallel parking the car. We did not put the top up and the examiner just hopped in and said here you go. I did pass thanks to her.!

Posted by catherine Rafa - Drexel Hill, PA - Friend   July 31, 2021

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