Clara Bernabei Barbati


Date: Sat, April 9, 2016
Start time: 11:00 am
Tonini Funeral Home
2135 SW 9th Street, Des Moines, Iowa
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Tonini Funeral Home


Clara Bernabei Barbati

January 28, 1925 - April 4, 2016

Clara Bernabei Barbati, 91, of Des Moines passed away on April 4, 2016. She was born in Secinaro, Italy on January 28, 1925. Clara married Antonio Barbati, and in the 1960’s they moved to America. She loved food, traveling, family, and teaching her grandchildren Italian. Clara was the best cook! She enjoyed raising and grooming poodles. She also loved to throw parties. She was very active in Christ The King Parish, serving on the Altar and Rosary Committee for many years. She was also active in the Italian-American Society.

Clara is survived by her daughter, Piermaria Graham; grandsons, Brian (Shannon) Moore and Don Medici, Jr.; great grandchildren, Damian Moore, Brianna Moore, Skylar Moore, Jonathon Bertrand, and Sophia Schulte. She was preceded in death by her husband, Antonio; sisters, Onorina Santilli and Mimma Sepe; and brother, Clito Bernabei.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at Tonini Funeral Home.

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