Friday, March 01, 2024


Claire L. Mileto, 91

Claire Louise Mileto of Palm Harbor, Fla., a former Westport resident, died Jan. 27. She was 91.

She married in 1948 the late John A. Mileto of New Rochelle, N.Y. and together raised five children in Connecticut.

She graduated summa cum laude in bilingual studies from the College of New Rochelle in 1945. She worked for several years as a bilingual secretary in Manhattan.

Over the course of her life, she and her family resided in Westport, Southport and Fairfield Beach. She later retired to Palm Harbor in 1991.

Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. She also enjoyed exercising, walking and gardening.

She was predeceased in by her father, Dr. Henry K. Cudmore; her mother, Reine L. Cudmore, homemaker; and her brother, Dr. Edward Cudmore. Survivors include sister, Muriel McDonald, 93 of North Carolina, Gail Mileto Finnegan of Saugus, Mass., Diane Mileto McGauley of New Port Richey, Fla., Edward Mileto of Long Island, N.Y., Elaine Mileto Tucker of Dunedin, Fla., and Joy Mileto Giardina of Sarasota, Fla. Also by 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, Feb. 2, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Luke’s The Evangelist Catholic Church, 2757 Alderman Road, Palm Harbor, FL 34684.

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