Former Berry Hill Elementary School teacher Clare Armida died Dec. 1 at age 91 following a brief battle with lung cancer.
Armida, of Huntington, was an avid reader and a lifelong lover of opera, according to her obituary at Legacy.com.
She is survived by her son Edwin Clare, Jr. and daughter-in-law Nancie Clare of Sherman Oaks, CA, her daughter Susan Clare and son-in-law Peter Parker of Wellesley, MA, and her daughter Alicia C. McCarthy and son-in-law George F. McCarthy of Manhasset, NY. She is also survived by five grandchildren: Logan Clare, Andrew and Amy Parker, and Katherine and John McCarthy.
A funeral mass will be held for her at St. Mary's RC Church in Manhasset on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 10 a.m. Donations may be made to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, National Processing Center, P.O. Box 1245, Alberta Le, MN 56007-9976 or at CCFA.org in lieu of flowers.