|Birth: ||Sep. 16, 1919|
|Death: ||Aug. 9, 2011|
Sadie T. Clay passed away peacefully on Tuesday afternoon, the 9th of August 2011, at her home in Houston. She was just five weeks shy of her 92nd birthday.
A native Houstonian, she was born on the 16th of September 1919 to Dominic and Jennie Gullo. She grew up in the MacGregor neighborhood and attended Sacred Heart Elementary School, St. Agnes Academy, San Jacinto High School, and Massey Business College. She was excited to accept a position as Mr. Parker's personal secretary, who at the time owned the Parker Music Co.
While on a blind date, she met her husband to be, the late Albert W. ""A.W."" Clay, Jr., whom she remembered from grammar school at Sacred Heart. The couple wed on the 5th of December 1942 and Sadie joined A.W. for his first assignment at a naval training station in Great Lakes, Illinois.
After the war, the couple settled in Houston. Sadie was an active participant in many activities at the nearby St. Vincent de Paul Church and School, and she was known for being very involved with the many extra circular activities in which her children were participants. After A.W.'s passing, Sadie continue to live a very active life.
In addition to her husband, Sadie was preceded in death by her infant son, Wayne Allen Clay. She is survived by her children: Albert William Clay III and wife Dona, Sharon Ann Tyler and husband Timothy A., Bruce Norman Clay and wife Laura; eleven grandchildren; and seventeen great-grandchildren. Sadie is also survived by her brothers: August J. Gullo and Antone Gullo; and her sisters: Catherine Manis and Lena Muchaw; as well as her many nieces and nephews.
Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from half-past five o'clock in the afternoon until eight o'clock in the evening on Thursday, the 11th of August, in the Library and Grand Foyer of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston.
A Mass of Christian Burial is to be offered at ten o'clock in the morning on Friday, the 12th of August, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, located at Chimney Rock Road at Bellaire Boulevard in Houston, where the Rev. Steve Benden, Parochial Vicar, is to serve as the celebrant.
The Rite of Committal is to follow, via an escorted cortege, at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston.
After the interment, all are invited to greet the family at a residential venue to be announced at the service.
In lieu of customary remembrances, contributions in Sadie Clay's memory may be directed to St. Agnes Academy, 9000 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, TX, 77036-4683; or to the charity of one's choice.
Published in Houston Chronicle from August 11 to August 12, 2011
Dominic Gullo (1894 - 1971)
Jennie Metranga Gullo (1895 - 1988)
Sadie T. Gullo Clay (1919 - 2011)
August Joseph Gullo (1924 - 2016)*
Forest Park Cemetery
Created by: Joel Farringer
Record added: Aug 12, 2011
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