portrait picture for Mary Clara Anthony

VIEWING: Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk, Thursday, July 24, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. SERVICES: Mass of Christian Burial, St. Joseph’s Church, 85 So. Main Street,  South Norwalk, Friday, July 25,  at 10:00 AM. BURIAL: St. John Cemetery, Norwalk

Mary Clara Anthony


March 25, 1939 - July 22, 2014

Mrs. Mary Clara Anthony, age 75, of Chantilly, Virginia passed away peacefully at her residence on Tuesday, July 22nd at 10:04 pm.

Clara was born in Myanmar formerly known as Burma in 1939. She married Mr. Harry Anthony, her husband of 44 years in New Delhi, India in 1969 before immigrating to the United States in 1977. Clara lived with her husband in Norwalk for over 30 years before retiring and relocating to Virginia to be with her daughter, Veronica and her grandchildren in 2010.

Clara was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She lived for her grandchildren and adored them to the last day of her life. Clara’s doors were always open to family and friends especially those who immigrated to the United States needing time to get on their own feet.

Clara was an active member of her church and never missed mass. She loved to travel, and had many adventures with her husband and daughter in her lifetime.

Clara is survived by her husband, Mr. Harry Anthony, her only child Ms. Veronica Anthony, son-in-law, Mr. Salahuddin Khattak and three grandchildren Norah, age 4, Sofia age 3, and Sabrina, age 11 months, two siblings Ms. Theresa (Stella) Nayagam also from Norwalk and Mr. Anthony Arokiadas (Augustine) currently residing in Chennai, India and a host of nieces and nephews in Norwalk, India and Myanmar.

A viewing will be held at Collins Funeral Home TODAY [Thursday, July 24rd ] from 5-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Church in South Norwalk on Friday, July 25th at 10AM.

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