On January 11, 2006, CLARA M. HOOD (nee Brown); beloved wife of the late Norman A. Hood; devoted mother of Catherine J. Mc Cauley and her friend Ed Roach, Elizabeth N. Winkler and her husband Thomas, Allen A. Hood and his wife Della, Mildred M. Zambelli and her husband Frank, Marvin F. Hood, Elizabeth M. Gaydos and her husband Lewis, Calvin C. Hood and his wife Linda and Norman T. Hood; dear sister of Violet Stricklin and Frances Mahanna. Also survived by 25 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. A Catholic prayer service will be held at the family owned Duda-Ruck Funeral Home of Dundalk, Inc., 7922 Wise Avenue on Saturday at 10 A.M. Interment Gardens of Faith Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 43025, Baltimore, MD 21236.