Karen L. Ciccotti, 54, of New Britain, Conn., passed away peacefully from this life Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut at New Britain, General. She was the daughter of Janet (Sobchuk) of New Britain and the late August Ciccotti. Karen, a 1981 graduate of Pulaski High School, enjoyed singing under the stage name â€śSayge.â€ť She also was proud of her pilot television production of â€śSecond Chances.â€ť Karen was the owner and proprietor of Ciccottiâ€™s Country Kitchen on Allen Street, New Britain, for several years and was also a Service Department Manager for local automotive dealerships. She was an avid Patriots fan and rarely missed watching a game. Karen â€śparentedâ€ť her Labrador, Puzzle and cat JB. She was a free spirit with a great deal of ambition and her unique sense of humor will be missed.
In addition to Karenâ€™s mother Janet, she is survived by her brother, Gary Ciccotti and his wife, Maura, of Newington, Conn.; her sister, Sandy Aguais of Round Rock, Texas; her sister, Linda Bishop and her husband, Bill, of Cheshire, Conn.; her sister, Janice Oliver and her husband, Derek, of Cornelius, N.C. Karen also leaves behind many nieces and nephews who adored her playful nature when they were young.
Funeral rites for Karen will be held Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. with the procession departing at 9 a.m. from the Paul A. Shaker Funeral Home, 764 Farmington Ave., New Britain, followed by a Liturgy of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at St. Ann Church, 101 North St., New Britain. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum in St. Mary Cemetery, 1141 Stanley St., New Britain. Relatives and friends may call at the Paul A. Shaker Funeral Home, Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. Directions to funeral home â€“ I-84 East or West, exit 37 (Fienemann Road), right off exit â€“ one mile down on right. In lieu of flowers, donations in Karenâ€™s name may be made to the CT Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111. To extend condolences to the Ciccotti family or to share a memory of Karen, please visit shakerfuneralhome.com.