MARGARET MARY "MAGGIE" (LOVE) CLIFFORD, 82, of rural Columbia City, died on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, 10:20 a.m., at Miller's Merry Manor, Columbia City where she had been a resident since March of 2011. Born Nov. 30, 1929, in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late James and Mary (Traficanti) Perrella. Raised in Fort Wayne, she attended St. Vincent's Catholic School. On Jan. 29, 1994, she married James R. Clifford. They made their home in Tennessee and in 2002, moved to rural Columbia City. She was employed for over 28 years at Seyfert's Foods, Fort Wayne. Surviving relatives include her husband, James; four sons, Harold Love Jr. and David (Staci) Love, Rex (Denise) Love, and Dennis (Teresa) Love, all of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Karen (Denny) Burnworth of Columbia City; 28 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Angie Strahm of Fort Wayne; a brother, Frank (Janet) Bontempo of Fort Wayne; and four stepdaughters, Susan (Thomas) Ellis and Barb Elbrecht, both of Fort Wayne, Linda (Randall) Collins of Churubusco, and Dawn (Randy) Gunder of Albion. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Numbers; and three brothers, Tony, James and Ralph Perrella. Funeral service is 10 a.m. Monday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City, with Father Gary Sigler officiating. Visitation is from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Preferred memorials to
. Condolences may be sent to www. smithandsonsfuneralhome.com
The Guest Book is expired.
Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Nov. 16, 2012