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Clare A. Klein

April 12, 1928 ~ September 29, 2017 (age 89)

Klein, Clare , 89, passed away on September 29, 2017 in Winter Park, FL. She was born in Brooklyn, NY and graduated from Ithaca High School, Ithaca, NY. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Barry College (now Barry University), Miami, FL, a Masters in Reading, with a Library Science Certification from the University of Miami and a Media Specialist Certification from Florida State University.Clare taught in Melbourne, Hialeah, and Miami, FL. She was an elementary school librarian for many years at North Carol City Elementary in Dade County, FL. Clare loved reading, gardening, bird-watching, and the ocean. She was an avid Scrabble player. Clare was predeceased by her parents, Joseph Klein and Nora Hopkins Klein, sisters Margaret Klein Stevens (Seth) and Marian U. Klein, brother Joseph P. Klein and nephew Robert E. Stevens. Clare is survived by nieces Mary Claire Stevens Thorkildson (Terry), Margaret Stevens Patterson (Robert), Joanne M. Stevens and Nora Stevens L'Heureux (Scott). She is survived by nephews Joseph P. Klein (Marianne), James A. Klein (Jane), John C. Klein, Thomas F. Klein (Barbara), and sister-in-law Ethyel Muzzy Klein. Her grandnephews are Thomas A. Thorkildson, Andrew S. Thorkildson (Dallas), Nathan J. Klein, and Adam Klein. Grandnieces are Kathleen Klein Roll, Laura S. Patterson, Margaret Patterson Peets (Jason), Catherine D. Patterson, Anne K. L'Heureux, Sarah K. L'Heureux. Great-grandnieces are Emani Rivera-Thorkildson, Ava Grace Roll, Emily M. Peets and Allison A. Peets. Clare is survived by many cousins, including first cousins Kathryn Hopkins Sarik (Robert) and Patricia Klein Frithiof. Expressions of sympathy may be made to your favorite charity. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St Margaret Mary Church (chapel), Winter Park, FL. Reception immediately following at family home. Collison Family Funeral Home, Winter Park, FL.

 Service Information

Memorial Mass
October 24, 2017

11:00 AM
St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church
526 North Park Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789

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