MAMARONECK, N.Y. – Claire Baresel Finelli, a longtime resident of Mamaroneck, died peacefully Thursday, Feb. 26, in Shelburne, Vt. She was 91.
She worked as a draftsperson for Gibbs and Cox at the Brooklyn Navy Yard during World War II, met her husband, Damon Finelli, at Perkins+Will Architects and retired as an employee of Raymond Keyes Engineers.
Finelli was predeceased by her husband. She is survived by her children, Janis Finelli and Damon Finelli; and grandchildren Sola and Norman Farquhar.
She was an active parishoner at both St. John's and St. Thomas' churches in Mamaroneck.
A celebration of her life is tentatively planned for Saturday, April 25, at St. John's Lutheran Church.
Any donations can be made to either St. Thomas' or St. John's.
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