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SWOPE, Claire J. (Kanna)

SWOPE - Claire J. (nee Kanna) Age 84, was born in Youngstown, Ohio on July 18, 1931, predeceased by her parents John and Olga Kanna and all her siblings Margaret Kanna, Gertrude Furda, Elizabeth Daines, and a brother John Kanna. Her son Thomas, Jr. passed away in 1978 and her husband Thomas, Sr. in 1987. She is survived by her two daughters, Margaret Ann Paolini of Tonawanda, NY and Kathleen Swope of Las Vegas, NV; six grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Claire volunteered for many years. The Variety Club was first, then the Riviera Theater in Tonawanda came next, and the YWCA in Tonawanda was last. The family will be present Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the (Tonawanda Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2600 Sheridan Drive (corner Parker Blvd) where prayers will be offered on Friday at 8:45 AM and followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM at St. Christopher Church. Interment to follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Thomas Swope, Jr. Memorial Scholarship, Cardinal O'Hara High School, 39 O'Hara Road, Tonawanda, NY 14150. Please share condolences online at

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