Sarah (Sally) Jane (Doherty) Clark, 93, of Berlin, Conn., died peacefully Saturday, March 3, 2018, at home. Sally was born in New Britain, Conn., and was the daughter of the late Cornelius and Mary (Davey) Doherty. She graduated from New Britain High School in 1943. Sally was predeceased by her husband, William D. Clark. She was the consummate mother to eight children who adored her.
Sarah leaves her eight children, William (Karen) Clark, John (Karen) Clark, Robert Clark, Mary Jane (Daniel) White, Ann Rival, Peter Clark, Sarah Clark and Janet (Anthony) Rasile. She also leaves 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Sarah was predeceased by her sister, Mary Joyce, and her three brothers, John (Jim) Doherty, Thomas Doherty and the Rev. Cornelius Doherty. “Her smile was made of sunshine, and her heart was solid gold.” The Clark family would like to thank VITAS Hospice for taking great care of their mother.
A Celebration of Sarah’s life will be held Saturday, March 10, 2018, at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Church, 485 Alling St., Kensington, Conn. Committal service and final resting place will be in St. Mary Cemetery, 1141 Stanley St., New Britain. Relatives and friends may call at the Paul A. Shaker Funeral Home, 764 Farmington Ave., New Britain, Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Directions to funeral home - I-84 East or West, exit 37 (Fienemann Road) right off exit - one mile down on right. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Operation Smile.org., 3641 Faculty Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA. 23453. To extend condolences to the Clark family or to share a memory of Sarah, please visit shakerfuneralhome.com.