Claire P. Paul (maiden name Claire P. Morrone) died in the early morning hours on Friday, April 21, 2023 after an extended illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Anthony and Loretta Morrone, her brother, Vincent Morrone, and her sister, Marie Golumbiewski. She is survived by her brother, Gerald Morrone, her daughters, Linda Swanson, Susan Spring, Claire Taylor and her son-in-law, Alan Taylor.
Six surviving grandchildren are Robert Genito, Tara Perno, Jason Goodson, Melissa Burlaka, Devin Cook and Tyler Cook. Her 16 great grandchildren include Bailey Wilson, Dominic Perno, Chanelle Perno, Drayven DeFlavis, Gianella DeFlavis, Kaiden Wilkinson, Vanna Cook, Julius Cook, Anthony Burlaka, Izabel Burlaka, Maya Goodson, Nevaeh Goodson, Lavina Genito, Robin Genito and Clara Genito. She has one great, great grandchild – Azalea Goodson. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, two step-granddaughters and six step-grandchildren.
Born in Jersey City, NJ, Claire was a single mother who frequently worked two jobs. In her early career she was a secretary and then became a paralegal for a large brokerage firm on Wall Street in New York City. She was one of the first women in the state of New Jersey to obtain a home mortgage on her own – unheard of in the late 1960s. A strong independent woman driven to get ahead, she entered college in her 60s, attained her Bachelor’s Degree and continued on to pursue a Master’s Degree in Psychotherapy. She worked as a therapist for more than 25 years.
Claire had a strong faith in Almighty God and prayed for her family and friends continually. She had the warmest smile and the biggest heart. She will be greatly missed and will live on in the hearts of her family and friends and all of those who she helped.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (https://fundraise.givesmart.com/vf/PFFTribute)
Arrangements for a Celebration of Life will be forthcoming.