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Clara Sala

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Clara Rose Sala

1961 - 2015 Clara (Nura) Rose Sala died last Friday in Brooklyn NY. She was born in Astoria NY 1961, to the late Gabrielle and Zoltan Sala, moving to Becket when she was 7. She graduated 1979 from Wahconah Regional HS, a member of the National Honor Society. Back down in NYC she waitressed, studied Mime, Acting and Dance and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Queens College, New York City, with a degree in creative writing. She taught in the NYC public schools, but also taught poetry to teens and war veterans at libraries, schools and homeless centers in New York City. Clara delivered spoken word performances all over the Northeast and published several small volumes of poetry, the last in 2012, called "Beloved". An activist, she worked tirelessly to raise awareness of issues concerning race, inequality, women's rights, HIV, world peace and the environment. A practicing Sufi, she drew strength from many religious traditions. She traveled widely, making friends wherever she went. She is survived by her sisters, Barbara Roth, Ilona Hadhazy, Melva Norton, Rima Sala, her brothers, Andras, Attila and Nandor Sala, and eight nieces and nephews. SERVICES: On Saturday, Nov. 28, an 11a.m. funeral mass will be held at St. Patrick's church in Hinsdale, which will be followed by a 1 to 4p.m. memorial tribute in Guild Hall, annex of Becket Center Church on YMCA Road in Becket. Cards / donations can be sent to Andras Sala, PO Box 514, Becket, MA 01223
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Nov. 25, 2015
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