Clara Mary Shimko Swiderski

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Clara Mary Shimko

Clara Mary Shimko Swiderski, wife of Michael Swiderski, age 59 passed away Sunday at her home in Oxford after battling cancer for many years. She was born in Norwalk April 9, 1955 to the late Stephen and Josephine (Krysiuk) Shimko. After growing up in Norwalk, Clara worked helping others, as a medical assistant at Bridgeport Hospital and Norwalk hospital.
Clara was an avid motorcycle rider and was described as a healer and a real people person. She loved all genres of music , art, poetry and touched many souls throughout the state, country, and world. Clara treasured spending time outdoors; she was a real nature lover and enjoyed watching animals in their natural habitat.
In addition to her husband Michael, Clara leaves behind her brother Stephen Shimko and wife Frankie , of Norwalk, her sister Joanne Maestro and husband Arthur , of Danbury and many nieces and nephews.
A mass of Christian burial will be held Friday September 5 at 9:00 am at St. Ladislaus Church, 25 Cliff St. Norwalk 06854 with burial to follow at St. Johns Cemetery 223 Richards Ave. Norwalk. Friends may visit the family from 4 until 8 on Thursday September 4 at the Magner Funeral Home 12 Mott Ave. Norwalk, CT 06850. Donations in Clara's name can be made to Cancer Treatment Centers of America, 1331 East Wyoming Ave. Philadelphia, PA.
For directions or to leave an online condolence please go to
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Magner Funeral Home Inc.
12 Mott Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
(203) 866-5553
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Published in The Hour on Sept. 3, 2014