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Gloria P. (Zarba) Clapp, 92

Rutland - Gloria P. (Zarba) Clapp, 92, of Rutland, formerly of Westborough, died peacefully at home on January 3, 2019. Born and raised in Marlborough, Gloria was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Carmela (Ferro) Zarba and the wife of the late Roger Clapp, who died on June 20, 2016 after 62 years of a devoted marriage.A graduate of Marlborough High School, Gloria had been employed as a waitress at the former Bergson's 1790 House in Westborough for many years.

Prior to moving to Rutland, Gloria had been a resident of Westborough for over 50 years and enjoyed gardening, knitting and cooking recipes from her Italian heritage.

She is survived by her children and their families: Rebecca Deignan and her husband Frank of Poinciana, FL; Valerie Guarini and her husband Maurice of Rutland, MA; and Roger Clapp and his wife Cathryn of Paxton, MA; as well as her grandchildren: Lisa Gatsogiannis and her husband Gregory, Anthony Guarini and his wife Racine, Caitlin Clapp and her husband Jordan Rosario, Roger Clapp and Lauren Clapp and her great grandchild: Miles Rosario, who all provided her with love, laughter and many happy memories.

She is also survived by her sister: Viola Wellen of Bradford, MA and many nieces. She was also the sister of the late Anthony Zarba, Lillian Jackson, Albina Mariano and Josephine Laptewicz.

Visiting hrs. will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2018 from 4-7 pm at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough, MA, A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, January 10, at 10:30 am at St. Anne Catholic Church, 20 Boston Rd., Southborough, MA. Burial will follow at Rural Cemetery, Southborough, MA.

Donations may be made to; VNA Hospice and Palliative Care Fund Development, 199 Rosewood Dr., Unit 180, Danvers, MA 01923.
Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Jan. 5 to Jan. 11, 2019
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