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Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and dear friend Clare Catherine Bowler Schumann passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home in Chagrin Falls, OH, on March 25, 2021. Clare was predeceased by her husband of 40 years, Herbert Schumann, her parents James and Clare Bowler, and her brother, Edward Bowler.  She is survived by her daughters, Roberta Cleary of Ponte Vedra, FL, Justine (Kevin) Starrett of Chagrin Falls, OH, Adrienne (Ray Hickman) Doherty of Red Bank, NJ, her grandchildren Sam Starrett ( Whitney), James Starrett, Cameron Starrett, Christian Carroll and great-grandson Brady Carroll. Clare will be deeply missed by her nieces, Mary Beth Bowler, and Teresa Bowler, nephews Edward Bowler, Christopher (Linda) Bowler, and Quinn Bowler, and by stepchildren Mark (Loretta) Schumann, Richard (Treacy) Schumann and Laura Schumann (Dan Pol) and their families.

Clare was a devout parishioner of St. James Church, Red Bank.

Clare was born in Jersey City, NJ, attended St. Dominic’s Academy and Notre Dame College, Staten Island, NY.  She retired after 30 years from the United States Post Office, Red Bank, worked as a Real Estate Agent with Preferred Properties, Rumson, NJ., and as a Travel Agent with Sunrise Travel Center, Wall, NJ.  Clare was an enthusiastic member of the Little Silver Women’s Club and Monmouth Boat Club.

Clare loved people, travel, entertaining and all things Irish.  She was never happier than when she and Herb were hosting holiday get togethers or traveling with friends and family, leading tours through Ireland, ski trips to Italy and Austria, just to name a few. Clare adored her grandchildren and they adored her. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Visitation will be Friday, April 9, 2021 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St., Red Bank. In keeping with the current state mandates regarding COVID-19, face coverings must be worn by all visitors before entering the funeral home and visitors are also asked to observe social distancing.  Visitors are asked to greet the family and then exit the funeral home so that others may also visit due to the limited, allowable capacity.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 10th at 10:00 AM at Saint James RC Church, 94 Broad St., Red Bank. Entombment will follow at Holmdel Cemetery & Mausoleum, Holmdel.


Bruce S. Thompson, Owner & Manager, NJ LIC #3740