Clara Pulitano, age 88, of Stratford, passed away on Friday, August 31, 2012 in Connecticut Hospice Branford. Clara, a retired employee of Warnaco, was born in Bridgeport to the late Frank and Frances (Spodolino) Pulitano, and has been a life long area resident. She is survived by her siblings: Ralph Pulitano of Stratford, Patsy Pulitano and his wife Sarah of Milford, Vinny Pulitano, Tony Pulitano, Louie Pulitano and his wife Judy, Michael Pulitano, and Carmella Puilitano all of Stratford, a nephew Louis, and 3 nieces Patty, MaryAnn, and Lisa Marie. In addition to her parents she was pre-deceased by a brother Frank.Clara's family would like to thank the staff of Connecticut Hospice in Branford, and the Stratford EMS for their kind care. Funeral services will take place on Wednesday September 5th at 9:45 a.m. in the Adzima Funeral Home 50 Paradise Green Place Stratford, and at 10:30 a.m. in St. James Church, Stratford for a Mass of Christian Burial, celebrated by Monsignor Birge. Interment will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Stratford. Friends may call on Tuesday from 4-7 p.m.