In Memory of




Obituary for Clara Gencarella (Joseph)

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