Clare Doverspike Conover
On Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2023, Clare Doverspike Conover, 91, longtime resident of Guilford and most recently of Essex, passed away at her home. Clare was born in New Haven on July 15, 1932, daughter of the late Charles Woolsey Conover and Anne (Rudolph) Conover. She was the beloved sister of Scott Conover and his wife Margaret of Guilford, and Charles Woolsey Conover and his wife Bea of Holderness, New Hampshire. She is also survived by nieces and nephews, Beth Berestecky and husband Mike of Madison; Christine Holland and her husband Mark of Needham, Massachusetts; Scott Conover Jr. and his wife Pam of Baltimore, Maryland; Professor Charles W. Conover Jr. and his wife Sharon of Oakland, Maine; and Rev. Bill Conover and his wife Deb of Olympia, Washington; and grandnieces and nephews, Michael, Lauren and Reed Berestecky; Hap and Teddy Conover; Andrew and Will Holland; Beatrice and Arthur Conover; Emma Thakker and Nell Conover Crocket; and Clare’s loving friend Mary Mather.
Clare is a 1951 graduate of Northampton School for Girls and a 1953 graduate of Colby Junior College. Before retirement, she had worked as a Medical Technologist/Medical Researcher for several hospitals in Connecticut, including Middlesex Hospital, from which she retired in 1997. She enjoyed reading, and her many outdoor activities of swimming, hiking, biking and kayaking.
Friends are invited to a memorial service at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16 at the First Congregational Church of Madison, 26 Meeting House Lane, Madison. Burial services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Audubon Guilford Salt Marsh Sanctuary, 4 Meadowlands, Guilford, CT 06437; https://ct.audubon.org/guilford-salt-meadows-audubon-sanctuary. Arrangements are in care of the Guilford Funeral Home, 115 Church Street, Guilford. To share a memory or leave condolences, visit www.guilfordfuneralhome.com.