Clara Bugbee Obituary

Clara G. Bugbee
Clara G. Bugbee

August 12, 1926 - December 30, 2018
Born in Uncasville, CT
Resided in Niantic, CT


East Lyme- Clara G. Bugbee, 92 of Hope Street Niantic passed away on Sunday December 30, 2018 at Bridebrook Health & Rehabilitation Center, Niantic.

Clara was born on August 12, 1926, the daughter of Joseph J. and Nellie C. Ryczek Dislo. She married Clifford J. Bugbee on May 20, 1950 at St. John’s Church in Uncasville.
While raising her family she was employed as a secretary to the principal at Holland Hill School in Fairfield. Upon her retirement and relocation to Niantic, she was an active communicant of St. Agnes Church where she sang in the choir and belonged to the Women’s Club. She was also a member of the Women’s Club at the East Lyme Senior Center, delivered Meals on Wheels with her husband, volunteered at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and then at Bridebrook Health & Rehabilitation Center.

Clara is survived by her three children and their spouses: Mary Louise and Algis Balinskas: Gregory Bugbee and Judy Hall and Beverly and Kenneth Beirne. One sister Marge Yacinski, 5 grandchildren Clifford, Michael, Emily, Kristin and Stephen and several nieces and nephews. Two step children: Cynthia Furr and Ronald Bugbee. Besides her husband Clifford J. Bugbee she was predeceased by her sister Helen Grandchamp, Ann Pickowitz and Wanda Stazick.

The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the caring and attentive staff at Bridebrook and to Richard Havens.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday Jan. 4, 2018 at St. Agnes Church 22 Haigh Avenue, Niantic. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home 48 Grand Street is handling the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to St. Agnes Church 22 Haigh Avenue Niantic, CT 06357. To leave a family an online condolence please visit

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Mass of Christian Burial
St. Agnes Church
22 Haigh Avenue
Niantic, CT US 06357
Friday, January 4, 2019
11:00 AM


St. Agnes Church
22 Haigh Avenue
Niantic, CT US 06357
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