Karen Leslie Witherbee

    WITHERBEE, Karen Leslie, (Hunt), 76, formerly of Chatham, passed away January 5, 2020 in her North Palm Beach, Fla. home.  Born March 15, 1943 to the late F. Richard Hunt and the late Marie Antoinette Bordeleau in Pittsfield.  Karen graduated from Westbrook College in 1963 with a degree in Liberal Arts.  In 1968 she married Glen L.Witherbee at St. Elizabeth’s Chapel in Sudbury.  Karen and Glen eventually made Cape Cod their home in 1969 and started their first business together, The Wine and Cheese Shop in Chatham.  Karen embraced her passion for cooking through her catering business and went on to run the Soup du Jour restaurant in Chatham. Most recently Karen ran a property management business on Cape Cod for many years eventually retiring in 2015.  In 2017 Karen married her longtime partner Robert Flaherty in Key West, Fla. Karen and Bob enjoyed many winters in Florida and summers on Cape Cod. She loved to travel and visit family and felt blessed to finally have the opportunity to do both. 
     Karen is survived by her children Alex Witherbee, Sarah and her husband Paul Haberski, and Jon Witherbee; six grandchildren, Abbie Haberski, Lillian Haberski, Joshua Haberski, Jacob Witherbee, Nathan Witherbee and Emily Witherbee; her husband Robert Flaherty, sister Patricia Mitchell-Morgan and brother Frederick Hunt. 
     Karen’s children are planning a memorial service to be held in Chatham this May.