On Thursday, June 18, 2020, our beloved, Clara Santorelli, passed away at age 97, surrounded by her family.
Clara was born on February 3, 1923, in Newark, NJ, to Marcello and Vincenza (D’Alesio) Agnellino. She owned and worked for many years in family-owned restaurants, notably the Reservoir Restaurant in Newark. She was married to the late John Santorelli and had two children, Veronica Campisi and, the late John A. Santorelli.
Clara enjoyed gardening, bowling, swimming and loved playing cards. Clara was also faithfully devoted to her family, God and the church.
Clara was preceded in death by her mother and father, her five brothers, Joe, Artie, Willie, Tony and Landy, and her beloved son, John.
Clara is survived by her loving daughter Veronica and son-in-law Frank Campisi; two grandsons, the loves of her life, Frank and Joey Campisi and granddaughter-in-law, Heather; and her greatest joys who affectionately called her GiGi, her two great-grandsons Frankie and Tony. Clara was also a cherished Aunt by her many nieces and nephews and will be missed by her many friends.
A mass with a limited number of occupants will be held on June 25, 2020, at 11:00 am at the Church of St. Helena, 950 Grove Avenue, Edison, NJ, 08820. Burial will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in East Orange, NJ
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