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Claire Louise Marinaro

July 9, 1931January 11, 2021
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Claire Louise (Masello) Marinaro, 89, formerly of Furlong Street, Cranston passed away January 11, 2021 in Morgan Health Center. She was the loving wife of the late Pasquale C. Marinaro.

Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Carmine and Linda (Bonardi) Masello.

Claire owned and operated Idle Hour Ceramics, which made porcelain dolls, for many years. She also worked as a teacher’s aide in the Cranston School Department and was also an associate at Joann Fabrics. Claire was a member of several quilting clubs and was a Girl Scout Leader and was actively involved with the Cub Scouts.

Claire, along with her husband retired to Florida in the late 1980’s until their return in 2010.

She was the beloved mother of Lee C. Marinaro of Cranston and Lynette M. Marinaro-Taraian and her husband David and cherished grandmother of Michelle and Rachel. She was also the sister of Raymond Masello.

Her funeral and burial was private.

For online condolences and tributes, www.romanofuneralhome.com.

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Patricia Marinaro

January 31, 2021

Dear Lee, Lyn, and family,
It has taken three weeks to sort through all the memories and feelings for your mom, but I want you to know that I genuinely share your loss. Auntie Claire was really an amazing woman, beautiful inside and out. I will treasure the memories of drinking herb tea with her; celebrating the 4th of July with a flag cake; letting her teach me how to make, smooth, and paint that big strawberry cookie jar; even Sunday picnics down at Shawomet Beach, when we played in the rubble, and all dug clams together.
Your mom had so much energy--for sewing, tying bows, making dolls (and painting their faces), holding yard sales, cooking and preserving, baking and decorating, having fun parties, and teaching others to do the same. She didn't spend much time being depressed, but took life as it was, and turned it into something that would make people happy. I can see why your dad loved her so much.

I have spent the last few years grieving for the person she was, as if she had been gone already. I'm sorry I could not walk with her and you on the last part of the journey, but I will always keep the flowered heart she colored and cut out for me. It was one of the last creative things she did, almost as if she couldn't stop letting her talents burst out. We sang the Nestle's Chocolate Syrup jingle together, too, and ended with a giggle. I enjoyed playing with her, because she had the inner delight of a child, and the wisdom of an elder.
Now she can rest in peace, after such an ordeal, and be with your dad again. I pray that we all can carry on making the world a better place, like Claire taught us. God gave her to us as a gift, and now we give her back.
I love you,
Cousin Patty

John O’Leary

January 27, 2021

Please accept my condolences on the passing of your mother. I am so sorry for the loss. May God give you consolation at this sad time.

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Biography

Claire Louise (Masello) Marinaro, 89, formerly of Furlong Street, Cranston passed away January 11, 2021 in Morgan Health Center. She was the loving wife of the late Pasquale C. Marinaro.

Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Carmine and Linda (Bonardi) Masello.

Claire owned and operated Idle Hour Ceramics, which made porcelain dolls, for many years. She also worked as a teacher’s aide in the Cranston School Department and was also an associate at Joann Fabrics. Claire was a member of several quilting clubs and was a Girl Scout Leader and was actively involved with the Cub Scouts.

Claire, along with her husband retired to Florida in the late 1980’s until their return in 2010.

She was the beloved mother of Lee C. Marinaro of Cranston and Lynette M. Marinaro-Taraian and her husband David and cherished grandmother of Michelle and Rachel. She was also the sister of Raymond Masello.

Her funeral and burial was private.

For online condolences and tributes, www.romanofuneralhome.com.