Obituary: Karen Dostie –

Karen Dostie

BRUNSWICK – Karen Dostie, 39, of Brunswick, passed away peacefully on Sunday February 20, 2022 at Midcoast Hospital surrounded by close family and loved ones.

Karen was born on September 21, 1982 in Augusta, the first of five children and has certainly taken on the role of nanny for her younger siblings.

Karen battled a progressive form of mitochondrial disease that prematurely contributed to her death. Given the short time Karen has had here on earth, she has touched so many hearts. Karen has always wanted to help others and had her own ways of doing so, be it a conversation, a gift, a hug, a thank you. She was a stubborn but private person and put the needs of others above her own.

Karen graduated from Gardiner Area High School in 2000. She finished her pro career with the state as Eligibility/LTC/ Katie Beckett. Karen was an event planner, loved her daughters very much, and was very involved with her nephews and nieces. She will be greatly missed by those who had the chance to meet her.

Karen is survived by her husband Tanner Dostie of Brunswick; his daughters, Kelsey Spearin of Augusta, Madeleine Dostie of Brunswick and Sofia Dostie of Winthrop.

Karen is survived by her father Paul Lamoreau and his fiancée Erica of Augusta, her mother and stepfather, Lorran and Sylvain Launière of Rome. She is also survived by her four siblings, Paul Lamoreau and his wife Kristi of West Gardiner, Jessica Salazar of Woolwich, Katie Truman and her husband Eric of Farmingdale, Nicholas Lamoreau of Richmond and his two half-brothers, Eric Collins and his wife Brandi of Gardiner, Nick Collins of Gardiner West. Karen leaves behind unforgettable memories with her nieces and nephews, Eric, Ryleigh, Wesley, Eli, Beau, Autumn, Gunner and Harper. Karen also had two close and dear friends, Amy Crawford Kotsimpulos of South Portland and Tanya Gray of Windsor. She leaves behind many friends, family and loved ones.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357

Contributions can be made to: The Mitochondrial Disease Foundation at


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