Clara Merola.


Clara G. Merola, 91Worcester - Clara G. Merola, 91, of Worcester died peacefully December 24, 2014 Christmas Eve surrounded by her loving family. Clara is survived by her loving family, a sister Lillian Bolduc, a sister in law Marion Merola, and several nephews, nieces, and great nephews and great nieces, She also leaves great great nephews and nieces. Also many good friends among them Gladys Bello. She was predeceased by a sister Mary DelGreco and two brothers, John and Louis Merola. Clara was born in Worcester daughter of the late Nicholas and Lucia (Pomponio) Merola and lived here all her life. She was a graduate of North High School, and the New England Institute of Accounting. She received her Associate Degree in Risk Management from the Insurance Institute of America. In 1947 Clara joined the the State Mutual Life Assurance Company as a supervisor in the Investment Accounting Department; then promoted as supervisor of the Policy Loan Department and again promoted as Senior Administrator of Corporate Insurance. She retired in 1987 after forty years of service. Clara has been a member of the Worcester Sons of Italy Lodge # 168 since 1960, and served as a Trustee, Mistress of Ceremonies, and Lodge Delegate to the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts Conventions. She served many years in the Princess Maria Gabriella Lodge Scholarship Committee, and was a past treasurer of the Columbus Day Festival. Ever since Clara joined the Sons of Italy Lodge she has been an active member serving on numerous Committees and always volunteering to help. In 1965 Clara was a Charter Member of the Calvary Guild of the Passionist Fathers community. For twenty years she served as their secretary and board member of the organization. She was involved in many fund raisers for the Worcester County...

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