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Claretta Martino Bonaparte
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Birth: Nov. 29, 1944
Death: May 12, 2008

Claretta Martino Bonaparte

Funeral services for Claretta Martino Bonaparte, 63, of 161 Simmons Road, Reevesville, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 2008, at the Lovely Hill Baptist Convention Center in St. George, with the Rev. Terri Stephens officiating. Burial will be in the Martino Cemetery in Reevesville.

The casket will be placed in the center at noon.

Claretta Martino Bonaparte was born November 29, 1944, to the late Willie Sr. and Ruby Mae Martino of St. George. She departed this life on May 12.

She attended Dorchester County Schools and graduated from Williams Memorial High School in 1964. She then moved to New York where she attended New York University and received a ce.jpgication in Head Start Orientation. Claretta accepted Christ into her heart at a young age. She joined St. Matthew Baptist Church in Reevesville where she was a dedicated member and served on the Pastor's Aide Board. Claretta worked with Dorchester County Schools as a substitute teacher for 19 years. She was loved and cherished by teachers and students alike.

Claretta leaves to cherish precious memories: her husband, Philip of the home; two sons, Ron E. Bonaparte of Buford, Ga. and Ernie D. Bonaparte of the home; one daughter, Chaunty S. Bonaparte of Summerville. Claretta had eight siblings, three of whom preceded her in death: Ray Martino, Mamie L. Mack and Virginia Martino. Willie Lee Martino (Mary) of St. George, Sadie M. Murray of Brooklyn, N.Y., Sheila Martino (Janie) of St. George, Deloris Martino and Brenda Martino of St. George; seven sisters-in-law, Anne Washington of St. George, Dorothy Butler of Denmark, Julia Bonaparte of Bamberg, Ruth Harper (Ronnie) of Columbia, Harriet Bonaparte, Barbara Bonaparte of Columbia and Ernestine Britt (preceded her in death); four brothers-in-law, Herman Bonaparte (Beverly) of Olar, David Bonaparte of Olar, Clarence Bonaraparte (Inez) of Olar, and James Mack of Ladson; three uncles, Hamp Carson (Lillian) of Brooklyn, N.Y., Charlie Carson of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Willie Brice of Charleston; one aunt, Sheba Carson of New York; close friends and family, Lavern Britt, Bernice Cobb, Cathy Carson, Pauline Carson and Johnnie M. Clermont; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

Friends may call her residence or the Stevens Funeral Home of St. George.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Martino Cemetery
Dorchester County
South Carolina, USA
Maintained by: Ann
Originally Created by: Paulette Johnston Botten
Record added: Dec 06, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31998774


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