Clara Gencarella

Clara Gencarella (Joseph)

Friday, May 24th, 2019
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Clara (Joseph) Gencarella, 85, beloved wife of Samuel “Butch” Gencarella, of Westerly, passed away at the Westerly Health Center on Friday, May 24, 2019.

Born in Stonington, she was the daughter of the late Edwin and Minnie Joseph.

Clara worked as a coiler for Douglas-Randall for many years and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
She was the honored recipient of the Westerly Elks Mother of the Year award.

She leaves her devoted husband Butch; two children, Gary “Butch” Gencarella and Tina of Westerly and Debora Algiere of Boynton Beach, FL. Clara will also be dearly missed by her two sisters, Rosie and Margaret Gentry; four grandchildren, Amanda Stevens and Andrea Gencarella, both of Pawcatuck, Carla Murano of Deerfield Beach, FL and Todd Murano of Providence; and three great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother Edwin “Sonny” Joseph.

Visiting hours will be held at Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly on Thursday from 10:30a.m. – 12 noon, immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 12:00 noon in the funeral home. Burial will be private. For online condolences please visit
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 30th, 2019 | 10:30am - 12:00pm
    Thursday, May 30th, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
    Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home
    59 Spruce Street
    WESTERLY, RI 02891
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, May 30th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Thursday, May 30th, 2019 12:00pm
    Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home
    59 Spruce Street
    WESTERLY, RI 02891
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Private, --
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dennis riley

Posted at 11:14am
Gary--I extend condolences on your mother's death...the world needs more people like her...I will say a prayer for her...

Laura Smith

Posted at 11:01am
My sincere condolences to Butch and Tina, and family on this sad loss.

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