John M. Clarke
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POUGHQUAG, NY - John M. Clarke, 73, a 32-year resident of Poughquag, NY, formerly of Southbury, CT, died on Sunday, September 16, 2012 at St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie, NY. Mr. Clarke was a machinist for Metro North Railroad for 40 years retiring in 2001.
Born on March 19, 1939 in Williamstown, NY, he was the son of the late Carl George Clarke and Edith Bisswol Howell. On February 24, 1963 in Putnam Lake, NY, he married Wanda Chiocsky who survives at home. Mr. Clarke proudly served in the United States Marine Corps from 1956 to1959. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Sandy Hook, CT.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his three sons, Gregory Clarke and his wife, Anne, of Coventry, CT, Paul Clarke and his wife, Michelle, of Poughquag, NY and Eric Clarke of Poughquag, NY and two daughters, Teresa Barnett, and her husband, Roger, of Florida, and Sandra Clarke and her husband, Juan Aller, of Jersey City, NJ. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Jeffery Ireland, Thomas, Robert, Patrick, and Ryan Clarke and his great-granddaughter, Rylee Rose Ireland.
Funeral services and burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. To send the family an online condolence, please visit www.hufcutfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on Sept. 19, 2012