Francis Clauda

Francis Joseph "Joe" Clauda

1918 - 2009

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died peacefully Sunday evening August 16, 2009 in the Oneida Healthcare Center Extended Care Facility where he had been a resident since March 16, 2009. Joe was born on March 13, 1918 in Adrian, MI the son of Francis Edwin and Angelina Brosamer Clauda. He grew up in Adrian and was a graduate of St. Joseph's High School. He had been a resident of Oneida since 1957 coming from Attleboro, MA. He proudly served the US Navy as an aviation radioman from September 23, 1941 until be honorably discharged on September 19, 1945. He married Jean A. Kudrnac on January 5, 1946 in San Diego, CA. Mrs. Caluda died on March 10, 1995. Joe was employed as a designer with Oneida Ltd. Silversmiths from 1957 until his retirement in 1985. He had been previously employed by the Watson Sterling Co. in Attleboro and the Gorham Silver Co. in Providence, RI. He was a member of St. Helena's Church in Sherrill and had served as a parish trustee and lector for many years. He was instrumental in the design of the new sanctuary and additions to the rectory and church. He was past president of the St. Helena's Holy Name Society, a member of the former Silver City Club in Sherrill, a former member and past president of the Sherrill-Kenwood Cemetery Assn., and the founding President and member of the Sherrill-Kenwood Retirement Community Housing Corp at Noyes Manor. He was an avid golfer and longtime member of the Oneida Community Golf Club where he was in many leagues and had won several tournaments. Surviving are two daughters and one son-in-law; Carol and David Caolo of Port Richie, FL and Frances "Frankie" Goclon of Verona, one son and daughter-in-law; Mark J. and Miko Clauda of Seattle, WA, six grandchildren, four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by three brothers and one sister. Funeral Services will be held 10:30 AM Friday August 21, 2009 from the Ironside Funeral Home, Inc. and 11:00 AM in St. Helena's Church Sherrill where the Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Rev. William A. Mesmer. Interment with Military Honors will be made in St. Helena's Cemetery Oneida. Friends are invited and may call 4-7 PM Thursday at the funeral home 342 Main St. Oneida. Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Helena's Church Memorial Fund 210 Primo Avenue Sherrill, NY 13461.
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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, August 21, 2009
St. Helena's Catholic Church
210 Primo Avenue
Sherrill, New York, United States

Interment at: St. Helena's Cemetery

Friday, August 21, 2009
St. Helena's Cemetery
1776 Middle Road
Oneida, New York, United States

Additional Obit Info

Siolver City Club-Sherrill---former member & Past President of Sherrill Kenwood Cemetery Assn.-- Founding president and current member S_K Retireme nt community Housing Corp. at Noyes Manor