ClaraLee DeFino Obituary

ClaraLee  DeFino
ClaraLee DeFino
ClaraLee DeFino

April 15, 1942 - February 26, 2009
Born in Carney, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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ClaraLee DeFino, 66, entered her eternal life on February 26, 2009 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m., Monday, March 2, 2009 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 2926 Beaver Ave., Des Moines, with burial following at Glendale Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at the church with a Wake Service at 7 p.m.

Clara was born in Carney, Iowa and was a lifelong resident of Des Moines. She was a graduate of Ankeny High School class of 1960, show manager for Iowa Fashion Market and worked at the Mercy Wellness Center. Clara was a member of Holy Trinity and Vittoria Lodge. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, relative and friend to all that knew her.

She will be missed by her son, David Michael (Suzanne) and daughter Angela Marie DeFino Hawxby both of Des Moines; sisters, Delores Gibbons and Nira (Armond) Magnani both of Madrid, Iowa and Sarah (Bill) Magnani and Louise (Bob) Johnson both of Ankeny; grandchildren, A.J. Hawxby, McKenzie Hawxby, Jackson Hawxby, Lexus Dennis and Sophia DeFino. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack; parents, Pellegrino and Sunta Brugioni, nephew, Brian 'Bez' Magnani and brother-in-law, Bill Gibbons.

In lieu of flowers, memorials will be used for the grandchildren's education fund.





Holy Trinity Catholic Church
2926 Beaver Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Sunday, March 1, 2009
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Holy Trinity Catholic Church
2926 Beaver Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Monday, March 2, 2009
10:00 AM
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Monday, March 2, 2009