Claire S. Nesdale, a Larchmont resident for more than 50 years, died in her sleep on Monday following a brief illness. She was 93 years old. She had lived in Darien for the past two years. Visiting hours will take place on Thursday, Dec. 9 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, and 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Fox Funeral Home in Larchmont. A Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine Church in Larchmont at 10:00 AM on Friday, Dec. 10.
Mrs. Nesdale was a social worker at the New York Foundling Hospital for many years. A 1938 graduate of the College of Mt. St. Vincent, she earned a Masters of Social Work degree from Fordham University in 1971.
A communicant of St. Augustine R.C. Church, Mrs. Nesdale said her religious belief gave her “deep faith and amazing grace.” She raised her children with unconditional love and infinite patience, and is remembered by them with love and gratitude.
Her husband, Francis P. Nesdale, a teacher, died in 1995. She is survived by four children: a daughter, Linda C. Nesdale of Darien, CT, and three sons, John S. Nesdale of Larchmont, NY, Kenneth S. Nesdale of New York City, and Richard S. Nesdale, of Encinitas, CA. She had two grandchildren, Lea Nesdale of Larchmont and Shane Nesdale of Stamford CT. Her survivors include two sisters, Doris S. Mortola and Eileen S. Blake, both of Rye, NY. Arrangments by: John J. Fox Funeral Home, Inc. 2080 Boston Post Road Larchmont, NY 10538 (914) 834-0144www.jjffh.com