WARREN - Claranne "Clare" McQuade Marchese, 55, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2013, from complications of acute leukemia following a bone marrow transplant.
Clare was born on July 22, 1957, in Youngstown, the daughter of William J. and Ellen Ann Brahney McQuade.
Clare leaves her loving husband, Robert A. Marchese, whom she married Nov. 19, 1988.
Claranne M. Marchese
More than anything, Clare loved her family and adored her two Siberian huskies, Jack and Callie.
Clare graduated with honors from Youngstown State University, where she was president of her sorority, Alpha Omicron Pi (AOP). She earned her bachelor's degree in elementary education and her master's degree in science and education.
Clare dedicated her life to teaching, which made her truly happy. After a 27-year career during which she touched so many young lives, Clare retired from the South Range School System. Clare also taught at St. Edward Elementary School in Youngstown and St. Mary and Joseph Elementary School in Newton Falls.
Clare was a partner in the Bountiful Basket from 1994 through 1998, where she created and designed exceptional gourmet gift baskets.
Clare is survived by her beloved husband, Bob; her mother, Ellen McQuade; and her two sisters, Jo-Ellen (Wayne) McQuade-Rentsch and Aileen (Scott Wilson) McQuade.
She was preceded in death by her father, Bill; and her brothers, William P. and Mark A. McQuade.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. today at Peter Rossi and Son Memorial Chapel, North Road, Warren. Visitation will also be at 10 a.m. Monday, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church.
The family gratefully acknowledges the wonderful care provided by Clare's exceptional team of doctors at the Cleveland Clinic.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.