Sara A. Claflin

LIBERTY – Sara A. Claflin, 83, of Liberty, passed away on Thursday, May 15, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.

Sara was born April 19, 1931, in Niles, the daughter of the late Anthony and Barbara Vaccaro Mollica.

Sara was a school bus driver, and retired from Liberty School Systems.

She attended St. Rose Church in Girard, and was a member of SCOPE in Niles and Hubbard Senior Citizens. She enjoyed playing bingo and going to Mountaineer.

She is survived by her children, Harold C. (Terri) Claflin Jr. of Howland and Kimberly (Truman) Boylen of Austintown; grandchildren, Melanie, Abbey, Samantha and Renee; great-granddaughter, Lily; and her companion, Vincent Forte.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold C. Claflin Sr., whom she married May 27, 1950, and passed away Aug. 18, 2008; daughter, Patricia Claflin; and brothers, Anthony Mollica and Joseph Mollica.

As per Sara’s wishes, there will be no services, and cremation has taken place.

Arrangements were handled by Blackstone Funeral Home in Girard.

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