Born: February 09, 1935
Died: June 17, 2012
CLARA RITA MARTIN age 77 of 266 Benham Road, Groton passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2012 at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London.
She was born in Naples, Italy on February 9, 1935 the daughter of Mario and Assunta Caiano. Her husband, Hart Patman Martin passed away on June 4, 1998.
Clara had been the banquet captain at the Officers Club on the Submarine Base for many years. She also had worked at the former Mr. Donuts in Groton, Sewtique and had been the hostess at the Ground Round in Groton.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Groton.
Clara is survived by a son, Michael Martin of Oakdale, five daughters, Elizabeth MacDougall of Waterford, Anna Hanson of Quaker Hill, Margaret Bennett of Oakdale, Debra Biekert of Norwich and Mary Isbell of Gales Ferry, seven brothers, Arturo, Franco, Antonio, Paolo, Ettore, Alberto and Alfredo Caiano all of Italy, two sisters, Anna Davis of Bangor, ME and Philomena Brunner of Italy. She is also survived by her thirteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 am Thursday morning at Sacred Heart Church, Sacred Heart Dr. Groton. Interment will be in Colonel Ledyard Cemetery. Visiting hours will be from 6 until 8 o’clock on Wednesday at the Byles-Groton Memorial Home, 310 Thames St. Donations in her memory may be directed to the American Lung Association, 45 Ash St, East Hartford, CT 06108