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Clara M. Hanaway

September 2, 1937 - March 27, 2024

Clara M. Hanaway, 86 of Hamilton, NJ has been accepted into the heavenly arms of Jesus on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 ather residence with her beautiful family by her side.
Born in Trenton, NJ, “Claire”, as she was affectionately referred to by her family and friends was a lifelong area resident.
Claire had a passion for decorating her home for the holidays, especially Christmas, ballroom dancing with her husband, catching good shows on the Hallmark channel, and spending quality time with her family and friends. A devout Christian who dedicated her life to serve the Lord, faithfully attended the former Calvary Baptist Church of Trenton where she enjoyed teaching the youth in Sunday School and Vacation Bible School and more recently, a member of Memorial Baptist Church of Yardville.
Mrs. Hanaway is predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Clara (Solly) Holloway, beloved husband, Ernest R. Hanaway, Sr., and grandson, Alexander Chrzanowski, sister and brother in law, Shirley and Charles Kelly, and sister in law and brother in law, Sue and Jerome Ottavi.
Left to cherish her wonderful memory are her loving children; Faith Locane (David Locane, Sr.)., Ernest R. Hanaway, Jr (Jennifer), Donna Kroslin (Robert Kroslin, Sr.), Jo Anne Krasnicki (Carl), AnnaMarie Desandre (Marc), caring sister, Betty Ann Sabol (Joseph), adoring grandchildren; David Locane, Jr. (Victoria), BethAnn Locane Chrzanowski (Doganay Biyik), Michael J. Hanaway, Rebecca L. Bilicki (Jordan), Matthew W. Hanaway, Robert “Bobby” Kroslin, Jr.(Jenna), Ryan Kroslin (Mallory Rossi), Danial Kroslin, and Kevin T. Krasnicki and Carly H. Krasnicki, and Morgan B. Desandre, great grandchildren; David Everett Locane, Edward Ernest “Teddy” Locane, Hunter Huck Hanaway, Greyson and Jameson Bilicki, Jahna Rose, Oliver, Jacob, and Gavin Kroslin, her very best friend since childhood, Betty Mershon Walsh, and her great friend, Anthony “Tony” Belardo, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives who will miss her deeply. 
Funeral service will be held Monday, April 1, 2024, 11:00am at the Buklad Merlino Yardville Memorial Home, 30 Yardville Allentown Road, Yardville, NJ 08620. Services will be officiated by Rev. April Van Ness of the Memorial Baptist Church of Yardville.
Visiting hours for family and friends will be held from 9:00am-11:00am at the funeral home.
Interment to follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Hamilton Township.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial contributions to be made in her honor to Memorial Baptist Church, 17 Highland Avenue, Yardville NJ 08620.
Arrangements under the auspices of David C. Chiacchio LLC



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Rick Pagnani
Rick Pagnani
a day ago

My sincere condolences to Faye (and Dave) on the passing of your mother. The void from such a loss can seem unfillable. However, treasured memories that keep her alive in your thoughts fill that emptiness, alleviate that ache, soothe that sorrow. As believers, we find comfort in knowing our loved ones return to their true home, a place of perpetual love and peace prepared for us. May God keep you and sustain you during these difficult times. As per your wishes a contribution will be made to honor your mom.



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