Chiapparelli, Gennaro

March 02, 2006

On February 26, 2006, GENNARO "Jerry" CHIAPPARELLI, age 72, in Bakersfield, CA.; beloved son of Matilda Veronica Chiapparelli and the late Jerry Chiapparelli; loving father of Louis R. Chiapparelli, and Rico Chiapparelli; devoted grandfather of Marisol and Leah and dear great-grandfather of Luca Alexander; devoted brother of Caroline Gramil, Richard Chiapparelli and the late Louis Chiapparelli. Also survived by loving nieces and nephews. Due notice of services will be given. Arrangements by the family owned JOSEPH N. ZANNINO, JR., FUNERAL HOME, 263 S. Conkling St., (at Gough), Baltimore, Md. 21224. CLAFLIN passed peacefully Monday, February 27, 2006 at Medina, Ohio. Margie was born April 27, 1930 in Attleboro MA, a second daughter of Alice Lydia (Brown) and Albanus D. Claflin, Jr. She had attended the Christian Union Church in Briggs Corner MA. A 1948 graduate of Attleboro (MA) High School, she graduated from Bryant Business School before entering Sturdy Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Attleboro. Graduating as Vice-President of the Class of 1955 at Sturdy, Margie entered a long and productive nursing and teaching career that included further education including a BS/Nursing in 1963 at University of Bridgeport (CT) and an MS in Adult Psychiatric Nursing from University of Maryland/Baltimore (1970), where she took additional studies in gerontological nursing. She was certified by the ANA as a Clinical Specialist in Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. She was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, an International Honor Society for Nursing. Margie worked at Taunton (MA) State Hospital, then Rhode Island Hospital (Providence, RI). She later served as an Instructor at Seton Psychiatric Institute (Baltimore MD) and then Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital (Towson MD) as Assistant Nursing Director until 1973, then taught at University of Maryland at Baltimore School of Nursing until 1982 as Assistant Professor of Psychiatric and Community Health nursing. She retired from Springfield Hospital Center (Sykesville MD) as Assistant Director of Nursing, moving to Florida. In retirement, Margie pursued her shopping, reading, crafting, collecting objects d'art and antiques, gardening, and games and puzzles hobbies at Tall Pines Senior Park in Ft. Pierce FL. She enjoyed shore excursions to the beaches; Sanibel Island had been an especially magical place for her for many years. She passed her final days in Medina OH. Margie is survived by her sister Dorothy E. Salley of Attleboro MA; niece Beverly A. Martin of Cumberland RI and Port St. Lucie FL; nephew Irving C. Salley of Cape Cod; and grandnieces Leann C. Blase and Loraine Salley-Boucher of MA. She was a long time friend of Earl & Lois Williams and Linda Williams of Medina OH and extended family Elaine & Bruce Congdon and their children Kathy & Benjamin of Silver Spring MD. Her cremains will be interred in the family plot in Rehoboth MA.

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