Obituary of Claire E. Tudico
RENSSELAER - Claire E. Forgea Tudico passed away peacefully on Friday, August 30, 2019 at her daughter’s home in Atlanta, GA. She was born November 26, 1926 in Bennington, Vermont to the late Arthur and Elaine LaTour Forgea and moved to Rensselaer as a young girl. Claire was a 1945 graduate of St. John’s Academy in Rensselaer. On August 16, 1952 she married John D. (Jack) Tudico to whom she was married until his passing in 2002.
Claire lived in Rensselaer for many years and for several of those years worked in the library of the Rensselaer City School District. However, she was primarily a homemaker and caretaker to many.
She is survived by her four children, Karen Tudico of Atlanta, GA; Maryellen (Frank) Keane of Schenectady, NY; Paul (Jamie) Tudico of Asheville, NC and Maria (Chris) Augostini of Atlanta, GA. Claire was grandmother to Anthony (Marisa) Bambrola; Alicia (Michael) Walco; Colleen Keane, Andrea Keane, Rachael Augostini and Madeleine Augostini and great grandmother to Sebastian and Theodore Bambrola.
Also surviving Claire are her two sisters, Nin Eckert and Eileen Pratt, both of Rensselaer. She was pre-deceased by her brothers, Roland, Raymond, Norman and Donald Forgea. Many nieces and nephews also survive her.
Calling hours for Claire will be held at St. Pius X Church, 23 Crumite Road, Loudonville, New York on Monday, September 9 from 9:00 a.m – 10:45 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11:00 a.m. Burial immediately following in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to Bridgeway Hospice, 2000 Riverside Parkway, Suite 107, Lawrenceville, GA. 30043 (Attn: Office Manager). Please note in memory of Claire E. Tudico for both.To send flowers to the family of Claire Tudico, please visit Tribute Store