Winifred Clark

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A delayed Celebration of Life service was held in memory of Winifred Arlyne Seaman Clark on February 9, 2013. Friends and family gathered at the home of her daughter, Wendy Arlyne Clark Largen, in Seabrook for the service of remembrance followed by a buffet of Winifred's favorite dishes.

"Wynn," as Winifred preferred to be called, passed away on July 16, 2012. She was born on February 4, 1928 in Hempstead, Long Island, New York to Emily Arlyne Vandewater Seaman and Floyd Charles Seaman. Following graduation from Hempstead High School, she was employed as an Executive Assistant for the publishing corporation Doubleday in Garden City, New York. She married Weldon Stuart Clark in 1949 and retired several years later to raise a family.

Wynn and Weldon were married for 62 years until Weldon's death in 2011. They have four daughters. They resided for many years in Hauppauge, Long Island, New York prior to Weldon's job transfer to work in the space program. For the past 44 years, Wynn has made her home in Seabrook, close to children and grandchildren. Her family includes daughters Wendy Arlyne Clark Largen (husband Dr. John Largen), Kathy Bailey (husband Bill), Donna Clark (partner Dennis Dedmon), and Debra Clark Hodapp. Wynn was affectionately known as "Nannie" to her adored grandchildren Elizabeth Largen, Brian Hodapp, Bridget Hodapp, Michael Bailey (wife Tamara), William and Janine Largen, and great-grandchildren Lila and Bryson Bailey. Her life revolved around lively family activities, and she made no apology for spoiling her grandchildren. Neighborhood children and the friends of her grandchildren also knew Nannie as a kind, generous, independent, and warm woman with a strong sense of humor and a love of animals. She spent time each week with close friends with whom she shared a penchant for Cracker Barrel breakfasts, shopping, and Starbucks--a third coffee, and the rest whip. She loved to give and receive gifts, the more the better, and was famous for her signature macaroni salad, for which she reportedly "couldn't remember" the recipe.

Wynn's daughter, Wendy Largen, would like to thank all Wynn's friends who contributed with their kindness in remembering Wynn with such warmth and love. She is greatly missed.

Published on from Feb. 25 to Mar. 10, 2013