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Clara Behmke

January 6, 1928 September 4, 2014
Clara Behmke
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Clara (Bereza) Behmke, age 86, of Stratford, beloved wife of the late Stratford Police Lieutenant Edward B. Behmke, Sr., passed away peacefully Thursday, September 4, 2014 in her home. Mrs. Behmke was born January 6, 1928 in the coal mining town of Mahaney Plane, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Andrew and Anna (Churko) Socha Bereeza. A devout Roman Catholic, Clara was an avid volunteer of Saint Michael the Arch Angel Church in Bridgeport, she was past President of the Senior Guild and was involved in many of the various church functions. She was very proud of her Polish heritage, enjoyed gardening and loved to cook especially her homemade bread. Easter was always a feast in Clara’s house. Survivors include her two children, Brian Behmke and his wife Nadine of Stratford and Edward Behmke, Jr. and his wife Laurie of Bristol, CT; five grandchildren, Christopher, Justin, Daniel, David and Steven Behmke; one brother, Paul Bereza of Stratford; one sister, Rose O’Brien of Bridgeport; good friend Carol Janowaki of Bridgeport and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers and four sisters, Joseph Socha, Frank Bereza, Frances Michno, Estelle DeJulio, Mildred Bryk and Mary Bakos. Friends are invited to a attend a Funeral Mass on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. in Saint Michael the Arch Angel Church, 310 Pulaski St, Bridgeport, CT 06608. Interment will follow in Saint John’s Cemetery, Stratford, CT. Friends may visit with the family Saturday morning before Mass time from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the William R. McDonald Funeral Home, 2591 Main St. Stratford. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Saint Michael the Arch Angel Church, 310 Pulaski St, Bridgeport, CT 06608. For additional information or to leave an online condolence, please visit wrmcdonaldfuneralhome.com.

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Visitation

Saturday

6

Sep

10:00 AM 9/6/2014 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 9/6/2014 11:00:00 AM
William R. McDonald Funeral Home

2591 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615

William R. McDonald Funeral Home
2591 Main Street Stratford 06615 CT
United States

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday

6

Sep

11:30 AM 9/6/2014 11:30:00 AM
Saint Michael the Arch Angel

310 Pulaski St
Bridgeport, CT 06608

Saint Michael the Arch Angel
310 Pulaski St Bridgeport 06608 CT
United States

Interment

Saturday

6

Sep

1:00 PM 9/6/2014 1:00:00 PM
Saint Johns Cemetery

2610 Nichols Ave
Stratford, CT 06614

Saint Johns Cemetery
2610 Nichols Ave Stratford 06614 CT
United States

Memorial Contribution

Saint Michael the Arch Angel Church

310 Pulaski St
Bridgeport, CT 06608
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