Clara “Clare” Hosmer Victorius

Clara “Clare” Hosmer Victorius

Clara “Clare” Hosmer Victorius

Clara “Clare” Hosmer Victorius, 95, died Sunday, Aug. 14, at the Chester County Hospital.  She was married to the late Claus Victorius. They resided in Rose Tree, near Media, until moving to Crosslands, Kennett Square, in 1994.

Born Jan. 19, 1921 in South Hadley, Mass. to Herbert Eugene Hosmer and Elin Westfors Hosmer.

Clare was an avid gardener and accomplished watercolor painter. She loved her family and friends and cherished the time she and her husband Claus spent with her three grandchildren.

Clare is survived by a daughter Cathy of Boothwyn, son Carl and daughter-in-law Irma of Chestertown, Md., and grandsons Ben (Emily), Jared (Lisa) and Tyler (Morgan), and two great-grandsons.

Clare supported Doctors Without Borders, American Friends Service Committee, and Feed the Children. In lieu of flowers, she would be happy if any contributions were made to one of her favorite causes.

A memorial service will be held in the William Penn Room at Crosslands Retirement Community in Kennett Square Saturday, Oct. 1, at 2 p.m.

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Arrangements by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home in Kennett Square.

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