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