Norwich - Karen (Stern) Piscatelli, 84, of Norwich, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She is now with her beloved husband, Matthew Piscatelli, who passed away five years ago. They were married for over 50 years.Karen will be remembered as a devoted, loving mother and wife who dedicated her life to caring for her family. Her home and kitchen were always open to family and friends. One of her many roles, was a den mother of Cub Scouts, and a Girl Scout leader. After raising her own children, Karen helped to raise her three grandchildren and took pride in teaching each of them to swim and much more. She was known for cooking large holiday meals where she loved to visit with everyone and share stories of her childhood.The daughter of the late Alexander and Julia Stern, Karen was born on Oct. 6, 1932 in New York City and raised in Gilman. She was an outstanding student and graduated from the Norwich Free Academy. Karen went on to attend the University of Connecticut where she studied for two years. As a young woman, Karen lived in NYC where she worked as a typist and secretary.Throughout her life, Karen remained an active member of the NFA Class of 1950 reunion committee and looked forward to her annual jubilee reunion. Karen was also a member of Temple Emanu-El in Waterford. In her free time, Karen enjoyed planting flowers, painting and attending Broadway shows with her granddaughter.Karen is survived by son, David Piscatelli and his wife, Debbie, of Lebanon; daughter, Diane Oat and her husband, Charlie, of Bozrah; daughter, Deborah Locke and her husband, Frederick, of North Carolina. She also leaves behind three grandchildren, Brittany Oat of New York City, Matthew Piscatelli of New Haven and Nicholas Locke of North Carolina.Karen is predeceased by her loving brother, Michael Stern. She also leaves behind several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, at Woyasz & Son Funeral Service, 11 Jerome Road., Uncasville, followed immediately by a graveside service at Hebrew Benevolent Cemetery, #4 Middle Road, Preston.In lieu of flowers, donations are asked to be made in Karen's memory to the charity of your choosing or the Sam & Randy Deglin Art & Noise Scholarship, Norwich Free Academy, 305 Broadway, Norwich, CT 06360, to celebrate her love of the arts.