Obituary for Claire Brizzolari
Claire Brizzolari, of Brewster, NY and Vero Beach, FL, died October 26, 2015 at Ridgefield Crossings. She was 84 years old.
Claire was born November 17, 1930 in the Bronx to Frank and Harriet (Cisneros) Conway. She graduated from High School in the Bronx.
On September 23, 1950 she married the love of her life George Brizzolari at St. Valentines Church in Bronx, NY. He predeceased her on July 16, 1993.
In 1964 they moved to Brewster, NY. During the winters she traveled to Vero Beach. She spent her past time volunteering at Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel, NY and both a prison, where she taught reading, and a hospital in Vero Beach, FL. She enjoyed world travel – it was her passion.
Claire was the assistant to the principal at Robert E. Bell Middle School in Chappaqua, NY before retiring in 1993.
She is survived by her three children; Drew Conway (Kim) of Georgetown, Washington D.C., Karen Bruen (David) of Brewster, NY, and Gary Brizzolari (Kristina) of Odessa,FL; 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her niece Charlotte Southard.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 28, 2015 10:00am at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, Brewster, NY. Interment of ashes will follow at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, NY. Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster, NY, is assisting the family with arrangements. www.Beecherfuneralhome.com
Donations in celebration of Claire’s life may be made to Regional Hospice And Home Care of Western CT , www.regionalhospicect.org