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Julie Manfredi Clauss, 87, of East Haven, wife of the late Richard A. Clauss, Sr., died Sept. 4 in Connecticut Hospice surrounded by her loving family. Julie was born in New Haven on Dec. 22, 1931 a daughter of the late Frank and Anne Siclari Manfredi. She leaves behind to cherish her memories her daughters Pamela (Edward) DeMarseilles of Oxford and Karen (Michael) Perry of East Haven; her son Richard A. Clauss, Jr. of East Haven; her beloved grandchildren Jenna Addison, Michael DeMarseilles, Dylan and Michael Perry, Jr., and Christian and Kayla Clauss; and a great granddaughter Elizabeth Addison. She is also survived by her sisters Barbara Brandi of Hamden and Patricia Caprolione of Branford, and was predeceased by a brother, Ettore “Chickie” Manfredi.
Julie graduated from Grace New Haven Hospital and worked as an X-ray technician and most recently with the Connecticut Orthopedic Group. She was a member of the Summit Gardens Women’s Club and Our Lady of Pompeii’s Ladies Guild, where she was a faithful parishioner for many years. Some of her favorite things were spending time with her grandchildren and going to the casino. Julie was a fabulous cook and loved having big family dinners with her family. She also was an avid New York Yankee fan.
The family would like to sincerely thank Debbie and Trish for the compassion and care showed to our Mom.
Her funeral procession will leave the Porto Funeral Home, 234 Foxon Rd. (Rte. 80) East Haven on Friday, Sept. 6 at 10:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in the St. Pio of Pietrelcina Parish at Our Lady of Pompeii Church at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. Friends may call Friday morning from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405 or at www.hospice.com. Sign Julia’s guest book online at www.portofuneralhomes.net.
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