Clare T., (nee Ellicott), 77 of River Vale, NJ passed away peacefully at home into the loving arms of her Savior surrounded by family on April 21, 2013. Born November 13, 1935 in Bronx, NY to Thomas and Margaret Ellicott (nee Burke), beloved sister to the late Margaret Woehrle and husband Edward, Anne O'Leary and her late husband Patrick, and John Ellicott and his late wife Mary. Devoted wife to the late Joseph Jones of 46 years. Beloved mother to Thomas and Marie Jones, New Port Richey, FL; Donamarie Jones and Joseph Governale, Dumont, NJ; and Nancy and Jim Miles, River Vale, NJ. Precious Mimi to Melissa and Tony Previte, New Port Richey, FL; Colleen and Agostino Manfre, Fort Campbell, KY; Sean Jones, New Port Richey, FL; Kathleen and Shannon Miles, River Vale, NJ. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Cherished Mimi of faithful pet Molly. Clare was a proud member and past president of the River Vale Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary for 38 years, parishioner of The Church of The Assumption, and member of The Rosary Society.
Clare was a woman who dedicated her life to the happiness and the well-being of her family. Always quick with a joke or to lend a hand, she has taught us many lessons throughout her life. Known affectionately as Mother Superior, Clare was bigger than life and left a lasting impression on everyone she ever met she was the embodiment of unconditional love. Clare, thank you for the tears, hugs and all the love you have given us. We are thankful to have had such a gentle, compassionate, and spiritual person guide our lives. Your family and friends appreciate everything and want to return the favor by saying "We love you always."
The family will receive their relatives and friends at Becker Funeral Home, 219 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, NJ on Wednesday and Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 PM, with a Ladies Auxiliary Service on Thursday at 8 PM. The Funeral Mass celebrating Clare's life and faith will be at Church of the Assumption, Emerson, NJ on Friday at 9:30 AM. Interment will follow at Cemetery of the Ascension, Airmont, NY.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the River Vale Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary 330 Rivervale Road, River Vale, NJ 07675. www.becker-funeralhome.com