Irene O'Neil Clarke
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Irene O'Neil Clarke. There will be a mass of Christian burial on Friday, October 10th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Christine Church for Irene O'Neil Clarke, 82 of Canfield, who died Monday afternoon at Mercy Medical Center in Canton after suffering a stroke a week ago. Mrs. Clarke was born February 19, 1926 in Youngstown the daughter of George and Daisy Godward O'Neil. She graduated from East High School in 1944. Irene was a life long homemaker, she was a member of St. Christine Parish and of its Infant Jesus of Prague. Her husband Joseph P. Clarke whom she married October 2, 1948 died March 19, 1997. She is survived by four children, Joseph P. (Colleen) Clarke Jr. of St. Charles, III., Robert (Laura) of Tampa, FL., Elaine (Daniel) Gromada of Canfield and Susan (Randy) Brayer of North Canton; twelve grandchildren, Joseph (Teresa Clarke), Lynn Clarke, Colleen Clarke, Susan (Robert) Reehill, James Clarke, Robert (Kelli) Clarke, Rachel Gromada, Randall Brayer, Jr., James Gromada, Anthony Gromada, Kevin Brayer and Victoria Brayer; six great grandchildren, Kayla Caban, Korben Reehill, Anastasia Brayer, Cole Clarke, Randall Brayer III, and Jack Reehill; two sisters, Margaret McMahon of Austintown, and Rita (William) Yankle of Youngstown; two brothers, George (Joan) O'Neil of Toledo and Edward (Beverly) O'Neil of Puyallup, Wash.; a sister-in-law Barbara O'Neil of Hubbard. Besides her parents and husband, Irene is preceded in death by two grandchildren, Bridgette Clarke and Daniel Gromada Jr.; and a brother Thomas E. O'Neil Sr. Family and Friends may call Thursday October 9th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at McVean, Hughes and McClurkin Funeral Home, 7111 Wick Ave. The family request that memorial tributes take the form of contributions of Life Banc.
(McVean, Hughes & McClurkin, 330-744-5019)
Published in The Repository on Oct. 9, 2008