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Karen (Ciociola) Pekari Goetz

November 22, 1956 ~ August 11, 2019 (age 62)


Karen Pekari Goetz, age 62, of West Haven passed away with her family by her side on August 11, 2019.  She was the loving wife of Richard Goetz.  Karen was born in New Haven, daughter of the late Carmine and Eleanor Peavey Ciociola.  She is also survived by her children Edward (Dani) Pergolotti of Cheshire and Craig (Michelle) Dicks of South Dakota, her grandchildren Jada, Ellie, Anthony, Sabatino and Francesca, her siblings Carl (Betty) Ciociola of West Haven and Carol (Michael) Swithers of PA, her nephew Nicholas, her nieces Gina, Nichole and Jessica, her mother in law Patricia Goetz and her in laws Raymond, John, Debbie, Cindy and Cheryl.  Karen loved her family.  She was her sons and grandchildren’s biggest fan, no matter how far away, or how cold it was, she could always be found cheering for them at their sporting events.

Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4-7pm at the West Haven Funeral Home at the Green.  A Graveside Service will be on Friday in Oak Grove Cemetery at 11am.  Donations may be made in her name to Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven Office of Development PO Box 1849 New Haven , CT 06508-9979 or

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August 15, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
West Haven Funeral Home
662 Savin Avenue
West Haven, CT 06516

Graveside Service
August 16, 2019

11:00 AM
Oak Grove Cemetery


Smilow Cancer Hospital
PO Box 1849, New Haven CT 06510

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