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Clara "Claire" L. (nee Lugas) McDonough

Obituary for Clara "Claire" L. (nee Lugas) McDonough

June 29, 1924 - November 16, 2019
Avon, Ohio | Age 95

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Clara "Claire" L. McDonough (nee Lugas), age 95. Loving wife of the late Robert Novak and then of the late William C. McDonough. She was preceded in death by her siblings; Ann Nagy, Margaret Baker, Frances Rigo, and John Lugas. Claire leaves behind many dear nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews, especially her niece and care giver of 20 years; Mary Lou Sampson. She also leaves behind the Dunson family with whom she had a loving relationship, especially the late James Sr. Claire was a longtime member of the Westwood Country Club and Cleveland Yachting Club. She was also a volunteer and active member of the Rocky River Senior center, earning a volunteer of the year award. Claire enjoyed summering at the McDonough Family Cedar Lodge at Stokes Bay in Ontario Canada. Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Kizito Foundation, an organization that nutures vulnerable children in Uganda.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 AM on Saturday November 23, 2019 with a half hour prior of visitation at St. Angela Merici Church 20970 Lorain Ave., Fairview Park OH, 44126. Interment to follow at Lakewood Park Cemetery. (440) 333-9774

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