Claire Slater Nesdale, 93, died December 6, 2010. Mrs. Nesdale, a Larchmont resident for more than 50 years, died in her sleep on Monday following a brief illness. She had lived in Darien for the past two years.
Visiting Thursday, December 9 from 2:00-4:00 PM and 7:00-9:00 PM at Fox Funeral Home in Larchmont. Mass Friday, December 10 at 10:00 AM at St. Augustine Church on Larchmont Ave. and Cherry Ave.
Mrs. Nesdale was a social worker at the New York Foundling Hospital for many years. A 1938 graduate of the College of Mt. St. Vincent, she earned a Masters of Social Work degree from Fordham University in 1971.
A communicant of St. Augustine Church, Mrs. Nesdale said her religious belief gave her “deep faith and amazing grace.” She raised her children with unconditional love and infinite patience, and is remembered by them with love and gratitude.
Her husband, Francis P. Nesdale, a teacher, died in 1995. She is survived by four children: a daughter, Linda C. Nesdale and her husband Gary Bernhardy of Darien, CT, and three sons, John S. Nesdale and his wife Robin of Larchmont, NY, Kenneth S. Nesdale of New York, and Richard S. Nesdale, of Encinitas, CA. She had two grandchildren, Lea Nesdale and Shane Nesdale. Her survivors include two sisters, Doris Slater Mortola and Eileen S. Blake, both of Rye, NY.
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