In Memoriam: Dec. 13

Donald E. Clarke, 84, Sebastian

Donald E. “Clarkie” “Poppa” Clarke, 84, of Sebastian, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, at home, after a lengthy illness, with his beloved wife and faithful dog Daisy Mae by his side. He was born to the late Gail and Ruth Clarke of Durham, Ct., on Nov. 6, 1934, in New York.

He proudly served the United States Navy in the Korean War. It was rare to ever see him without his Navy Veteran hat on.

He was a volunteer at the Durham Fire Department and a member of the Middletown Elks Lodge #771.

He retired as a Lieutenant, for the State of Connecticut from the Hartford Correctional Center. Later he served as a Holy Eucharistic Minister at the St. Sebastian Catholic Church.

Donald is survived by his wife of 38 years, Donna Clarke; and his brother, Gail Clarke, Old Saybrook, Ct.; his children, Karen McLaughlin (Tim), Robert Clarke (Arlene), James Clarke, all from Connecticut, Cynthia Delstanches, Kelly Maly (Richard), Heidi Taylor (Ronald), all from Florida.

Additionally, he is survived by many grandchildren: Christopher Allen, Matthew Allen (Sarah), Ashley McLaughlin, Joshua Maly (Kelly), Samantha Clarke, Andrew Maly (Ami), Benjamin Maly, James Clarke,Jr., Vincent Faulkner (Angelica), Brody Krause, Meghan Maly, Bryce Krause, Timothy Clarke, Chaz Taylor, Alexis Taylor, Christian Delstanches, and Thomas Delstanches and a great-grandson, A.J. Maly; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his son, David Clarke.

A visitation will be held at Seawinds Funeral Home, 735 S. Fleming Street, Sebastian, on Monday, Dec. 17, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and a Mass will follow at 1 p.m. at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, 13075 U.S. 1, Sebastian.

A reception will follow immediately at the church hall.

In remembrance, please always thank a Veteran for their service. He loved to be acknowledged for that and always pay it forward when you can, that is the kind of man he was.


Diane S. Di Domenico, 68, Vero Beach

Diane S. Di Domenico, 68, died Dec. 11, 2018, at VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach after a brief illness. She was born in Bristol, Pa., and lived in Vero Beach since 2006 coming from New Jersey.

Diane worked for Hair Cuttery in Vero Beach as a Cosmetologist for 12 years.

Survivors include her daughter, Susan A. Garabics, of Sebastian; son, Joseph Di Domenico, of Vero Beach; grandchildren, Stephen Garabics, Maria Garabics, Renee Garabics, Nicolas Garabics, Tiffany Di Domenico, Kayla Evans (Dylan); great-grandson, Maverick; sisters, Lorraine, Joanne, Trisha, Anna; brothers, Eugene, John and Michael.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Doris Marozzi; and her brother, Frank Marozzi.

At the request of the family services will be held privately.


Suzanne Eleanor Masino, 73, Vero Beach

Suzanne Eleanor Masino, 73, died Dec. 11, 2018, at VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 17, at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, Sebastian.

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