portrait picture for Gerald Eugene Clarke

Wake:Thursday, March 15, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Collins Funeral Home.Mass:Friday, March 16, at 1:00 PM at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 229 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT.Contributions:In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Heart Association.

Gerald Eugene Clarke

March 4, 1940 ~ March 11, 2018

Gerald Eugene Clarke, 78, a longtime resident of Wilton, CT and Port Chester, NY passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on March 11, 2018. He was born March 4, 1940 to the late Hugh and Elizabeth Clarke.

Gerald graduated from Stepinac High School in 1958 and Iona College in 1962. He went on to serve in the CT National Guard. Gerald was a Certified Public Accountant. He worked at Peat, Marwick & Mitchell and later became Chief Financial Officer of Coldwater Seafood Corporation where he retired in 1999. He was knighted by the President of Iceland when he received the Icelandic Order of the Falcon in connection with is work.

Gerald was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima where he volunteered regularly. Gerald is survived by his wife Rosemarie (DiBuono), his children, Karen Driscoll and her husband Tim of Norwell, MA, Kathleen Clarke and her husband Curtis of Fairfield, CT and Michael Clarke and his wife Heidi of Walpole, MA and his loving grandchildren, Elizabeth, Tom and Darcy Driscoll, Heather and Caroline Clarke and Andrew, Charlotte and William Clarke. Gerald is also survived by his brother, Donald Clarke, and his sisters Eileen Fudale and Kathleen Clarke and his many nieces and nephews. He will be deeply missed.

The family will be receiving relatives and friends on Thursday, March 15, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT. A Mass of Christian will be celebrated on Friday, March 16, at 1:00 PM at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 229 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Heart Association.

  1. Dear Ro and family
    Our hearts are broken…. our hearts are broken…we are deeply sorry for your loss. We are missing him already. You and your family are in our prayers and thoughts. We treasure the good memories we have of being together, eating, laughing, just being together. What a GENTLEMAN!
    He was the best. I will always remember his smiling face. We are at a loss for words to really say how we felt about him. A sweet and generous man who will be missed by everyone that knew him.
    Our hearts are sad and broken.
    Love, Lee and Danny higan

    March 13, 2018
    Lee and Dan Hogan -
  • I remember how nice and friendly he was. Both he and Mrs. Clarke welcomed us into their home many times. He hosted a Halloween party and gave prizes for each individual costume, so he really paid attention to everyone. We will miss you, Mr. Clarke. RIP. All my best to Karen, Kathleen, Michael and Mrs. Clarke.

    March 13, 2018
    William Langan -
  • Dear Ro,
    We were so very sorry to hear of Gerry’s passing and are feeling very sad for you. Our hearts go out to you and all of your dear family.
    He was one of the nicest people we have ever known, such a dear soul. I remember Sally always said that about him and it is certainly true. We’re praying every day for you and the family. May the Lord bring you His peace, comfort and strength.

    With Loving Thoughts and our Deepest Sympathy,

    Peggy & Billy Menchen

    March 13, 2018
    Peggy Menchen -
  • Dear Rosemarie
    So sorry to hear news of Gerald’s death.
    I will keep Gerald and all the family in my prayers.
    Thinking of you and all your family at this sad time.
    God Bless
    Cousin Elizabeth Yates nee Cooney
    Daughter of Bridget Lynch – Gerald’s Aunt (deceased)

    March 13, 2018
    Elizabeth Yates -
  • Dear Ro,
    We were so saddened to hear of Gerry’s passing. We will miss both of you on your visits to Hilton Head
    and our get-togethers in Wilton. We are sorry we cannot be with you at this time, but our thoughts and
    prayers are with you and your family. Gerry is in our daily prayers and we are having a Mass said for him at
    St. Francis by the Sea.
    Sending our love, thoughts and prayers to you.

    Cathy and Joe Fortin

    March 14, 2018
    Catherine Fortin -
  • Clark family, So sorry to hear news of Gerald’s death.
    Our sympathy to you all at this sad time.
    from your cousins, Ardmone Canningstown Cootehill Co Cavan Ireland.

    March 14, 2018
    Sean and Ann Clarke -
  • To the Clarke family….condolences and sorrow on your loss. And especially for my neighbor, Kathleen, who lost a loving brother about whom she cared so deeply.

    March 14, 2018
    Marge Biase -
  • Dear Ro and family, We were so so saddened to hear of Gerry’s death. He will always be remembered lovingly with that friendly smile and one who was always willing to lend a helping hand. He will be sorely missed but remembered in our daily thoughts and prayers.

    Chuck and Mary Kessler Family

    March 15, 2018
    Mary Kessler -
  • Dear Ro & Family,
    We are so very sad to hear of Gerry’s passing. He will truly be missed! We always look forward to seeing you both at our annual family picnic. Sending love, hugs & prayers.
    God Bless you all during this time of sadness .
    Marianne& Steve Perrone
    & Family

    March 15, 2018
    Marianne & Steve Perrone -
  • Dear Ro and Family,
    So sorry to hear of Gerrard’s death. Thinking of you all at this sad time
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Love, Cousin Bernadette Seeourm Bailieborough Co, Cavan Ireland.

    March 15, 2018
    Bernadette Clarke Smith. -
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