In Loving Memory of Columba "Claire" M. Foiw


Columba "Claire" M. Foiw

Lansdale, PA and formerly of Dunmore, PA September 21, 1922 ~ December 19, 2015 Date of Service: December 22, 2015

Columba "Claire" M. Foiw, 93, of Lansdale, formerly of Dunmore, died Saturday evening at Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington. Her husband, the late Paul F., died Feb. 2, 2002. The couple had been married for 54 years.

Born in Dunmore, she was the daughter of the late James and Incornato Claps Guarino and was a graduate of Dunmore High School. She was a lifelong member of SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish, Dunmore. She worked for many years at Capitol Records as a manager. 

She enjoyed Italian cooking, dining out, reading and doting on her grandchildren. She was a sweet, kind, thoughtful and generous woman with a big, caring heart. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Surviving are a daughter, Paula Washesky and husband, Jay, with whom she resided, Lansdale; grandchildren, Alexander and Olivia Washesky, Lansdale; a sister, Josephine Guerrieri, Bethlehem; nieces, MaryJo McGettigan and Sandra Legos; and a nephew, James Guarino; several great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, Vincent Guarino.

The funeral will be Wednesday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with Mass at 1 p.m. in St. Anthony's Church, Smith Street, Dunmore. Interment, St. Michael's Cemetery, Dunmore.

Private family viewing will be Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. 

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