Clare
Clare Kennedy passed way in the arms of her loving family on February 13, 2006. She leaves her husband Joseph to whom she was married for 59 years. She also leaves her two beloved children son Jim Kennedy and his wife Shari of Columbus, Ohio and daughter Meagan Burrows and her husband Don of Manhattan Beach, California. The light of Clare's life was her cherished grandson, Brennan, son of Meagan and Don. Clare is also survived by her sister, Sister Joan Hearns of Sparkhill, New York and her brother Arthur Hearns. Clare leaves many loving members of the family of her heart including Julia and Marge Petruska of Aspinwall, Pennsylvania. Clare was born in New York City. She attended Fordham University. She met her husband Joe and their life together took them to Wallingford, CT, Pittsburgh, PA, St. Louis, MI, Longboat Key, FL and Torrance, CA. Clare was full of life, laughter and optimism. After raising her children, she enjoyed working as the manager at The Paper Peddler in Oakmont, PA and her volunteer work at its local library. She was a prolific reader, especially of mysteries and detective stories. A keepsake bookmark has been created for her friends and family in her memory. Two celebrations of Clare's life will be held. In California it will be held Saturday, February 25, 2006 at First United Methodist Redondo Beach at 11 in the morning. In Pennsylvania, it will be held Saturday, March 11, 2006 at Oakmont United Methodist Church in Oakmont, Pennsylvania at one o'clock in the afternoon. To send the family a message, share a memory or for directions to services, please go to the mortuary's website, www.LAfuneral.com

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