Claire Collura


4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday, May 13, 2019
Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home
100 Elton-Adelphia Road
Freehold Township, New Jersey, United States


10:15 am
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
St. Thomas the Apostle
333 Route 18
Old Bridge, New Jersey, United States

Final Resting Place

Holy Cross Burial Park
840 Cranbury South River Road
East Brunswick, New Jersey, United States

Obituary of Claire V. Collura

Claire V. Collura, 93, of Howell passed away at home on Tuesday, May 7, 2019.   She was born in New Brunswick and had lived in Old Bridge before settling in Howell in 2015.  Claire was a parishioner of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church and a member of her neighborhood card club.  She loved playing Scrabble and taking trips to Atlantic City with her sisters and brother. 

Claire was predeceased by her beloved husband, Joseph S. Collura; brother, Eugene Conlon, Jr.; sister, Rita Payor; and daughter, Judith DeStefano.  She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Cadott of Howell;  six grandchildren, Todd DeStefano, Lisa Thompson, Jill Mordy, Danielle Cadott, Matthew Cadott and Lauren Stonack; six great grandchildren, Elle Thompson, James Thompson, Colton Cadott, Tessa Cadott, Riley Cadott, and Liv Mordy; and siblings,  MaryAnn Peto and Robert Conlon, both of Toms River. 

Visitation will be held at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524), Freehold Township on Monday, May 13, 2019 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM.  Relatives and friends are invited to gather at the funeral home at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 for the procession to her 10:15 AM Funeral Mass at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 333 Route 18, Old Bridge, NJ 08857. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Burial Park, Jamesburg.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Claire to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105. For information, directions or condolence messages to the family, visit 

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