Karen Baccalieri (played by Christine Pedi) was Bobby Baccalieri's wife. She was killed in a car accident in 2002. They had two children, Bobby III and Sophia. Karen was friends with Carmela Soprano, Rosalie Aprile and Gabriella Dante and attended church functions with them. Bobby kept Karen's last baked ziti in the freezer for a long time following her death as he didn't feel ready to eat it. When Janice Soprano became Bobby's girlfriend, Bobby felt secure enough to know Karen was at peace, so he allowed Janice to reheat the ziti and the two ate it to honor their engagement.