Grace Clark

 Grace Gavin Clark, 100, died Saturday, December 3, 2016 in the comfort of her home in Asheville, NC.

Born in Scranton, PA, eldest child of the late James and Grace Kearney Gavin, she moved to North Carolina in 2012. Prior to retirement she worked in retail clothing sales in Scranton.  She handled ship specifications and payroll for a Philadelphia shipyard during WWII. Later she was a secretary for International Correspondence Schools.  A lifelong democrat, she was proudest of her many years of work as a Committee Woman who “got out the vote.”

Grace is survived by son, Gerald Clark, Detroit, MI, daughter Ann Bass with whom she resided, daughter Susan Onofry , Port Jervis, NY, and their spouses; 11 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and beloved cousins. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Clark and daughters Mary Beilman, Grace Simonetti and Josephine Clark; two sisters, Marilouise Dougherty, Helen McHale and brother Paul Gavin.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday December 20th at 10am in St. Peter’s Cathedral 315 Wyoming Ave. Scranton by Msgr. Joseph G. Quinn. 

Friends may call from 9am until time of Mass.

Interment, St. Mary’s Cemetery, Dunmore.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to and are under the care and direction of the Vanston and James Funeral Home, Ash St., Scranton.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to any Hospice Program or a visit with an elderly shut-in.



One Comment

  1. ann marie cerra

    Dear Susie, Ann, Gene. I am sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a very special woman– sweet, kind and gentle. I have many fond memories of spending time in the Clark household on Phelps Street and also @ Moosic Lakes for vacations. She always made me feel very welcome! I do not have any of your addresses for contact. God bless and hopefully someday we can connect!! Love & Prayers, Ann Marie Neary Cerra

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