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Clara "Clare" J. Dordon

March 20, 1939 - April 9, 2018

Service Date: April 28, 2018

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Clara “Clare” Josephine Dordon, 79, a resident of Cape Coral, FL since 1996, formerly of Massapequa Park, NY, passed away Monday, April 9, 2018 in Cape Coral. She was born March 20, 1939 in Brooklyn, NY to James and Pauline Livolsi, now deceased.

Clare Dordon was born in Brooklyn, New York where she met her husband Eddie at age 15.  She married at 19 and worked as a secretary until her son Chris was born.  Her daughter Laurie was born 2 years later.  They soon moved to Long Island.  Dancing came to her later in life at age 36 when she spotted a notice at the public library for belly dancing lessons.  She had found her passion at last.  Born to dance!  By 40, she was taking jazz and tap too.  Her husband passed away when she was 51.  Later, she met Frank, and they became ballroom dancing enthusiasts together. They have been together for the last 28 years. Over the years Clare performed with many dance troupes from her early years as a belly dancer to her later years dancing with Steps in Time and Turner Tappers. Through dance Clare developed so many of her most cherished friendships. Clare’s motto was “TO DANCE IS TO LIVE!”

She is survived by two loving children, Chris Dordon (Terri) of Bokeelia, FL and Laura Mastracchio (Sal) of Long Beach, NY; two siblings, Bridget Muradian of CA and Larry Livolsi, of CA; lifetime partner, Frank Stanisci of Cape Coral; three grandchildren, Christopher, Alex and Allison; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Clare was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Dordon; as well as two siblings, Salvatore Livolsi and Rose Abbate.

Memorial Services will be held from 2:00 PM and from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM April 28, 2018 at the Massapequa Park Funeral Home, 1050 Park Blvd, Massapequa Park, NY.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Clara “Clare” Josephine Dordon are suggested to https://www.apdaparkinson.org/

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.