Josephine Clarke

–  12/22/2010


Josephine Clarke nee Esposito passed away at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital on December 22, 2010. Mrs. Clarke is survived by her husband of 58 years, James Clarke; children, Jim, Anthony (Laurene), Raymond (Tammy), Janet (John) Clarke- Platt, Peggy (Steve) Sabatino; thirteen grandchildren; one great grandchild; brother Michael (Jeannie)Esposito; sister in law Charlotte (Murray) Baillie; brothers in law, John (Judy), Charles, Robert, Frank (Helene), and many nieces and nephews, great- nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Michael and Carmella Esposito, her brothers Ralph Esposito and Nick Umano, her sisters, Julia Sylvester and Carmella “mulu” DeMartino and brother in law Raymond, Sister in law Fran.

Beloved mother, sister, aunt, and friend, Mrs. Clarke spent the majority of her life showering all who knew her with love and understanding, whether it be through a cup of coffee at her kitchen table, a listening ear, or a seat at the table with a homemade Italian meal or pastry to enjoy. She worked at St. Paul Federal Bank in Lombard for many years and was a friend to all who came in contact with her.

Prayers Friday Dec 24, 2010 8:45 a.m. at Steuerle Funeral Home 350 S. Ardmore Ave, Villa Park, IL Mass 9:30 a.m. St. Pius X Church in Lombard. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery Visitation Thursday Dec 23, 2010 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that random acts of kindness be shown in Josephine’s memory, remembering always the kindness she showed to all who knew and loved her. For info 630-832-4161 or



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