Clara F. Sexton

Published Oct 30, 2018 at 4:00pm

Clara F. Sexton, 98, of Verona, New York passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at home surrounded by family. She was born April 23, 1920 in Holland Patent, New York the daughter of Frank and Sarah Fallon Johnson. Clara lived her youth in the Floyd and Stittville area, attending school in Floyd and Oriskany, NY.

On June 11, 1938 she married Ralph A. Sexton in Holland Patent, she was predeceased by her beloved husband of fifty-seven years December 21, 1995. There are four cherished children June M. Zeller, Carol F. (Desgrosiellier) Sexton, Sarah A. Carrier and her husband Neal and Ralph A. Sexton Jr. and his wife Sandra. She has 14 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Clara is also survived by two sisters-in-law Irene Meyers and Edith Sexton, a close friend and former co-worker Cora Parmon and many special nieces and nephews and other friends. She was predeceased by four sisters, one brother, one son-in-law Winfield J. Zeller, one grandson, Christopher Carrier and one great-grandson Alexander Rozbora

Clara was a member of Our Lady of Good Council and the Alter Rosary Society, Verona. She belonged to Home Bureau for many years. Clara was a loving and caring homemaker. She made quilts by hand for all of her children and most of her grandchildren. She was very proud of her Irish heritage, and loved music and dancing. She worked at RDC of Rome, NY for 20 years and finished as a seamstress in the sewing room. She enjoyed cross country skiing (until in her 80s) and fishing. Clara and Ralph owned a camp on Black River near Boonville, they enjoyed the camp for 40 plus years and entertained endless numbers of family and friends.

Mom says “TOO-DA-LOO” to all!

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Good Council Church with Rev. Edmund Castronova officiating. Interment will be in Townsend Cemetery, Stittville, NY. Relatives and friends may call at the Prince-Boyd & Hyatt Home For Funerals, Inc., 210 W. Court Street, Rome, Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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