Clara "Marie" Alfieri

Clara “Marie” Alfieri went home to Our Lord on April 10, 2021. Clara was born June 11, 1937 to Raffaele and Antoinetta DeNisco. She grew up in the Bronx, and upon graduation from Columbus High School immediately began work in NYC with Consolidated Edison. She had a career there that lasted over three decades, and she ultimately rose to the ranks of executive secretary.


Clara resided in the Bronx until 1973 when she married the love of her life, Michael, and they moved to Island Park, New York. They were devoted to one another and were blessed with over forty-four years of happiness. Together they enjoyed the many simple pleasures of life, especially travel and good times with both family and friends. Michael predeceased Clara in September of 2018.


Clara brought bright, vivid color into any room she entered, both literally and figuratively. She was fun-loving, frank, and honest and enjoyed life’s best moments with a bold intensity that was contagious. Her family will forever miss her unbridled whoops of joy at our gatherings.


Clara dearly loved and was greatly beloved by her many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews as well as her great-grandnephews great-grandniece and dear friends.  She was predeceased by her brother Fred DeNisco and is  survived by her sisters, Meda Vitolo and Vivian Altomare.


A Mass of Christian burial was offered at St. Francis Xavier Church on April 16th for family members. Interment followed at Greenfield Cemetery. Donations in Clara’s memory may be made to any charity dear to one’s heart.



  1. Angela Musso on April 24, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    I will sorely miss my dearest friend Clara.

    We knew each other for 46 years. Met at Con Edison and bonded immediately into a lifelong friendship. Who will I share the beautiful fun times we had together with? There is noone who can replace the close and dear friendship we shared. Unfortunately we weren’t able to see each other often as time went by. Whenever I hear a certain song I know Clara is with me listing as we both loved the same kind of music. I can’t believe she has gone from this life but I’m sure she is happy in heaven with her beloved Michael and her sweetheart of a mother whom I have fond memories of. I vaguely remember Clara’s dad and brother. I was fortunate to meet her dear sister Meda years ago and her beautiful loving nieces.

    Rest in Peace my dearest friend Clara

    Your loving friend forever, Angela

  2. Maria Giacona on April 24, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    I met Clara through my cousin Angela. We always had fun when we spent time together whether it was a night out or a weekend. We always reminisced the good times.
    I’ll miss our phone conversations. You are now forever with Michael, the love of your life. Rest in peace


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