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Clare L. Bova

CLARE L. BOVA (nee Raith) age 93, beloved wife for 67 years of the late Phillip J.; loving mother of Maryclare Lydic (husband Jesse), James (wife Marie) and Kathleen Sabatino; devoted grandmother of Meggan Sherlock (husband Larry), twins Ashleigh A. Bushman and Jason Bushman (wife Liz), Lindsey Bushman, Kristen Bova, Matthew Bova (wife Marissa), Katie Goldberg (husband Ryan), Mark Sabatino (wife Chelsey) and great-grandmother of 10; cherished daughter of the late Lawrence J. and  Eva (nee Emling) Raith; dearest sister of the late Richard Raith (wife Jackie), Donald Raith, Grace Eickhoff and Rosemary Gannon; dear aunt and great-aunt of many.

Clare was born on March 1, 1929 in Cleveland and passed away peacefully on January 2, 2023. She graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1946 and went on to Notre Dame College where she earned her teaching degree in 1950. She lived in Cleveland until 1963 and moved to Lyndhurst where she and the love of her life Phil raised their children. Clare was a member of St. Clare Catholic Church. She worked as a teacher before becoming a homemaker. Clare enjoyed gardening and spending as much time as she could with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a very kind, caring and selfless person who was devoted to her faith and her family. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved her.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Clare to Traditions Health Hospice 677 Alpha Dr, Highland Hts, OH 44143 or to St Clare Church. Mass of Christian Burial Friday, January 6, 2023 at 10 AM at St. Clare Catholic Church 5659 Mayfield Rd, Lyndhurst, OH 44124. Private Burial at Lake View Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Clare at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91) FRIDAY MORNING 8:30-9:30 AM.

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