Clare (Hopfner) Yager, 85, loving wife of Judson R. Yager and devoted mother of Deborah S, Dunn, died peacefully at home Friday July 5, 2013. Born in Hartford to the late Clarence and Mary (Walsh) Hopfner on July 24, 1927, she was a life long resident of CT.
Clare graduated from Mount Saint Joseph Academy in West Hartford. She was a retired employee of Society for Savings in Hartford, a communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, a former member of the Mount Carmel Society and a friend of Lois. A devout Roman Catholic, Clare treasured her pilgrimages to Medjugorie, Lourdes and sacred sites in Ireland.
Beside her husband and her daughter, she is survived by her cousin Jim Clevenger of West Hartford, nephews Rick, Dennis, Jack and Pete (and wife Debbie) Maradie of Florida, nieces Janet and Susan Whitford and their parents, Kathryn Ann and Howard B Whitford, Jr. of Newington, stepdaughter and her husband, Lynn and Douglas Daly of Meriden, stepson and wife Mr. and Mrs. David Yager and many cherished friends. She was predeceased by a sister Mary Sharp.
The Rite of Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 109 Goodwill Avenue, Meriden. Everyone is asked to gather directly at the church. Family and friends may call at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main Street, Meriden on Wednesday, July 10th from 5 to 8 p.m.
Donations in her name may be made to My Father’s House, 39 North Moodus Road, Moodus CT 06469 or Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 109 Goodwill Avenue, Meriden CT 06451.