Claire M. Scotto

Claire M. Scotto

AGE: 90 • Freehold Twp.

Claire M. Scotto, 90, of Freehold Township passed away on Monday, April 22, 2013 at Brandywine Assisted Living, Howell. Claire was born in Italy and had lived in Brooklyn before moving to Freehold Township in 1946. Along with her late husband Salvatore, she owned and operated Nature's Creations Wholesale Florist, Freehold from 1946 to 1992. Claire loved to cook and enjoyed her oil painting.

She was predeceased by her husband, Salvatore L. Scotto and a brother, Louis Permer. Claire is survived by three sons, Frank Scotto of Howell Twp., Robert Scotto and his wife, Dale of Freehold Twp. and Mark Scotto and his wife, Carol of Uniontown, Ohio; a daughter, Diane Fedeson of North Tonawanda, NY; four grandchildren, Kristopher Fedeson, Michelle Bailey, Jennifer Souter and Tyler Scotto; four great grandchildren, Claire Fedeson, Cecilia Bailey, Madeline Bailey and Sienna Fedeson; and a nephew, Richard Permer.

Visitation will be held at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524), Freehold Township on Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM with her funeral service to follow at 11:00 AM. Inurnment to follow in St. Rose of Lima Cemetery, Freehold at the convenience of the family. For those who desire, memorial contributions in memory of Claire may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 5610 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19808. For information, directions or condolence messages to the family, visit

Funeral Home

Clayton and McGirr Funeral Home
100 Elton-Adelphia Road Freehold, NJ 07728
(732) 462-0101

Published in Asbury Park Press on Apr. 24, 2013