Clara Mae Darling

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PHIPPSBURG - Clara Mae Darling, 90, passed away Friday morning, March 8, 2019. She was born on June 24, 1928, to parents Lawrence and Leone Sherburne in the town of Pittston. Raised on a farm, Clara had a love of all living things, particularly horses. She was a career educator, leading classrooms across Maine and New Hampshire for 30 years. She continued to correspond with former students until her final days, leaving an indelible mark on the lives of all that she encountered.Clara's greatest pride was her family. She married John A. Darling (predeceased) on June 24, 1949, and together they raised five children, Judy (predeceased), Jay (predeceased), John, Jeff, and Joe Darling. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous relatives. Clara played an intricate role in the raising of each generation of Darling children and she will be missed greatly.There will be a memorial service held at the Small Point Baptist Church in Phippsburg on Saturday, March 23, at 11 a.m., followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the:Small Point Baptist Church and/or:Phippsburg FireDepartment

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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Mar. 13, 2019
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