Claire R. Pasqua
February 9, 1927 – November 27, 2019
Claire was a warm, loving, faithful and caring woman and always the life of the party. She was someone you could always count on to be there for you when you needed her.
She was the daughter of Martin and Rachel Racioppi. Claire was raised with 10 brothers and sisters. She was the baby of the family all of whom have predeceased her: Lena, Mary, Frankie, Charlie, Johnny, Anthony, Bunzy, Yammy and Robert. Claire and her siblings had the typical rivalries while growing up, but they cared deeply for one another.
At 18, Claire's love of dancing led to her to becoming a member of the dance trio of Robert Sisters and White. They toured all over the the Eastern US and often performed at Loew's State Theater in NYC, sharing the stage with the likes of Ed Sullivan and Dale Evans.
Claire's kindness and consideration radiated an aura of warmth to those around her. On July 1, 1950 Claire married Alex Pasqua at Saint Peter's Church in Yonkers, NY. In 1955, they adopted a daughter, Cindy (Fox) and two years later in 1957 adopted another daughter, Marianne (Bax) who blessed them with four beautiful grandchildren, Robert and Rachel Fox, and Christopher and Danielle Bax.
Claire passed away on November 27, 2019 at Joe Raso Hospice Residence, New City, NY. Claire fought a brave battle against Alzheimer's and was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer. She is survived by her daughter, Cindy (Fox), her grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews.
Everyone whose life she touched will miss Claire R. Pasqua.
Services will be held at Ferncliff Cemetary, Shrine of Memories, 280 Secor Rd, Hartsdale NY on Saturday, December 7th at 12PM. Where she will be interred with her loving husband, Alex.