Clara Messineo, 96, of Paterson, passed away peacefully on Tuesday November 9, 2021.
Born and raised in Paterson, Clara was a lifelong resident of Paterson. Prior to retiring, she had been employed as a secretary with St. Anthony's Guild in Paterson for many years. She was a faithful parishioner of St. Agnes R.C. Church in Paterson in her youth and continued her devotion to her Catholic faith as a parishioner of St. Michael R.C. Church in Paterson throughout her adulthood. She enjoyed traveling with her sisters and enjoyed spending time with family as well.
Clara was predeceased by two sisters, Helen Van Genderen and Marie Messineo and by her three brothers: Joseph, Frank, and Louis Messineo.
She is survived by her dear sister, Rita Messineo; her devoted and loved nieces and nephew: Janet Carlock, Linda Shnyder, Theresa Messineo, Eleanor Novack, Virginia Cheung and Garry Van Genderen; and cherished great-nieces and great-nephews.
Visitation will be held on the morning of Friday November 19th from 8:30am to 9:30am at Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, 1313 Van Houten Avenue, Clifton followed by a 10:00 am Mass at St. Michael R.C. Church, 70 Cianci Street, Paterson. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Totowa. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael R.C. Church, 70 Cianci Street, Paterson, NJ 07501.
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St. Michael RC Church
70 Cianci Street, Paterson NJ 07501