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Clara Mae (Clapier) Griffies

Obituary for Clara Mae (Clapier) Griffies

October 25, 2018
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Clara Mae (Clapier) Griffies, of Philadelphia, PA, passed away Thursday, October 25, 2018 at the age of 83. Born in Abington, PA to the late Ellis Raymond and Mary Ellen Clapier, Clara loved the beach, especially Ocean City, NJ, and spending her winters in Florida. She also enjoyed taking long walks, watching Lifetime movies, game shows, Judge Judy, and playing Sudoku.

Preceded in death by her beloved husband, John Henry Griffies, her daughter, Linda Griffies Caranci, and her sister, Joan Torrance, Clara is survived by her loving companion, Donald E. Horne Sr., her sons, John (Melinda Bucci) Griffies and Wayne (Jacqueline) Griffies, her grandchildren, John (Dawn)Caranci, Dana Caranci (Nick), Alisha Caranci (Todd), Amber Griffies (Charlie), Wayne Griffies Jr., Kevin Griffies (Chris), Brian (Andrea) Dempsey, David (Alison)Dempsey, Evan Griffies, Shane Griffies, and Drew Griffies, and her 13 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers, Ralph (Ellie) Clapier and Wayne (Phylis) Clapier, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to Clara's Life Celebration on Saturday, November 10, from 9 AM – 10 AM, followed by her Memorial Service at 10 AM, at the John F. Givnish Life Celebration Home, 10975 Academy Rd., Phila., PA 19154. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park of Feasterville, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Society of your choice.

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10975 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154
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