Rosemary (Greene) O'Gara Clever (1932 - 2016)



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Rosemary (Greene) O'Gara Clever was also known as:

Rosemary Clever


at Staten Island, ny,
Staten Island, NY, Richmond County, New York United States


at St. Peter's Catholic Church,
St. Mark's Place, Staten Island, NY, Richmond County, New York United States


Holiday, Pasco County, Florida United States

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at St. Peter's Cemetery,
Clove Road, Staten Island, NY, Richmond County, NY United States


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Holiday, Pasco County, Florida United States

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Husband: William F O'Gara
Children with William: Patricia Marie (O'Gara) Kessler and Maureen Marie (O'Gara) Merz


St. Peter's Grammer School
Curtis High School




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1932 - In the year that Rosemary (Greene) O'Gara Clever was born, on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

1945 - When she was only 13 years old, on April 12th, President Roosevelt died of natural causes and Harry S. Truman, his Vice-President, became the 33rd President of the United States.

1960 - When she was 28 years old, on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

1963 - Rosemary was 31 years old when on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

1986 - Rosemary was 54 years old when on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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February 20, 1960 - 1973 (divorce)
St. Peter's Catholic Church
St. Mark's Place
Staten Island, NY, Richmond County, NY, 10301
United States
Rosemary (Greene) O'Gara Clever
Rosemary (Greene) O'Gara Clever & William F O'Gara
February 20, 1960 - 1973 (divorce)
St. Peter's Catholic Church
St. Mark's Place
Staten Island, NY, Richmond County, NY, 10301
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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Former Staten Island resident Rosemary O'Gara Clever, 83, of Holiday, Fla., family matriarch, died Jan. 25 at home.

Born Rosemary Greene in St. George, she graduated from Curtis High School.

She lived in Westerleigh for 15 years, and briefly in Randall Manor, before moving to Safety Harbor, Fla., in 1999. She relocated to Holiday, Fla., in 2015.

Also a homemaker, Mrs. O'Gara Clever worked at Clove Lakes Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, Castleton Corners, for 17 years. She retired in 1996.

She enjoyed taking road trips with her husband and spending time with family.

She was a parishioner of St. Michael the Archangel R.C. Church, Safety Harbor, Fla.

She is survived by her husband of 16 years, William J. Clever; her daughters, Patricia Kessler and Maureen Merz; her brothers, Denis and John Greene; her sisters, Catherine Godwin and Nellie Galasso; two grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

A memorial service is planned for April 9 in St. Peter's R.C. Church, New Brighton. Arrangements, including cremation, were handled by Coastal Cremations, New Port Richey, Fla.


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