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Valatie-Clara Yuranich-Martini passed away peacefully on November 7th, 2023, at the age of 84, with her loving family surrounding her.
Born Clara Vianello in the village of Lussingrande, Italy. Clara was the daughter of Arturo and Norma (Pagan) Vianello. Clara arrived in the United States on February 15th, 1956, along with her parents, Norma and Arturo, her two brothers, Luciano and Antonio, and two sisters, Antoinette and Rosetta. Settling into life in the States, she and her family moved to Astoria, NY, where she met the love of her life, Joseph Yuranich. In 1961, Clara married Joseph Yuranich at Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church in Astoria, NY. Together, they had two children: a daughter, Roberta, and a son, Peter. Clara and Joseph moved together to Manhasset, NY, where they raised their family. Clara was active in the Manhasset community, a member of the Church of St. Mary, the Rosary Society, and North Hempstead Country Club, where she played tennis and paddle ball with friends. Clara also regularly volunteered for Meals on Wheels. In 1983, Joseph passed away suddenly and was forever missed by his dear wife and children. In 1988, Clara married Peter Martini. They spent many years traveling the world and spending time with her six grandchildren. In her later years, Clara enjoyed her summers in Shelter Island, NY, where she was a member of the Southampton Rose Society, the Shelter Island Yacht Club, alongside her late husband, Peter Martini. While at her home on Shelter Island, Clara spent endless hours creating a beautiful botanical garden around her house and filled her home with family, friends, and delicious meals. Throughout the winter months, Clara resided in Longboat Key, FL, where she spent time with her dear friends at the Sands Point Condominium. Clara was a vibrant part of each community, surrounding herself with neighborhood friends and extended family. Among her many interests, Clara especially enjoyed attending the opera and theatrical performances in Manhattan and had a deep appreciation for fine art, gourmet cooking, and interior design, three of her life’s passions that she brought to life while entertaining guests and hosting wonderful holiday celebrations. Peter passed away in 2021 alongside his wife and family. Clara would go on to spend the last years of her life alongside her children and grandchildren, whom she endlessly adored.
Clara is survived by her daughter Roberta Clemente (Brendan) and son Peter Yuranich (Phillipa), step-daughter Kim Martini (Beth) along with her six grandchildren and two step-grandchildren who will forever hold their beloved ‘Nana’ in their hearts: Olivia, Emma, Joseph, and Sophia Clemente, Francesca and Joseph Yuranich, Sven and Astrid Martini. Clara is also survived by her sister, Antoinette Lusardi, and her brother, Antonio Vianello. Clara is pre-deceased by her brother Luciano Vianello and sister Rosetta Hroncich.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held in St. John the Baptist Church, 1025 Kinderhook St., Rt. 9 Valatie, NY, on Friday, November 17th, at 11 a.m. A celebration of life will follow at the recreation room of the Church of St. Joseph 1820 Route 9. Stuyvesant Falls, NY
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Clara’s name to any charity you wish to honor her memory. Please visit www.mcloughlinmason.com.