O’Connor, Claudia Marzella (nee Allen), a longtime resident of Armada, and more recently of Imlay City, died March 8, 2015 at the age of 103. Born September 8, 1911 in Allenton, the daughter of Claude and Maria (McKenna) Allen. The town of Allenton was named after the Allen family. She attended Armada Area Schools and was voted Homecoming Queen in 1928, as well as being elected class President her sophomore, junior and senior years. In 1942, she married James F. O’Connor Sr., known as “Franklin” and they were married for 36 years until his death in 1978. Franklin and Claudia had a working farm for many years of their married life until Franklin began working as a State of Michigan meat inspector and Claudia began working as a bank teller at the National Bank of Richmond. During Claudia’s life she was involved in many extracurricular activities, mostly volunteer work where she touched and influenced many lives. She was President of the PTA for three years, leader of the Memphis 4-H Club for 19 years, member of the North Armada Extensions Club for 25 years, member of the Almont Hospital Board for 21 years, member of the Almont Hospital Auxiliary, member of the Macomb County Farm Bureau for many years, Life Member of the VFW Post #203, Life Member of the VFW National Home and member of the Congregational Church for 40 plus years. Claudia was also the Richmond Township Treasurer, an elected position, for 19 years until her retirement at the age of 79. In her position as Treasurer, she was active in organizing the Lenox Ambulance Service. Claudia loved to dance, paint, play euchre, travel, converse with family and friends and meet new people. She was a tremendous influence on the many lives she touched. Claudia shared her time, strength and wisdom, but most of all Claudia shared her love. Claudia will be forever missed and cherished by her son, Jim; daughter-in-law, Jeanette Powers; grandchildren, Patrick (Paula) Powers; Phillip (Margaret) Powers, Curtis (Deanna) Powers, Deborah (William) LaPonse, Darryl Powers, Shawn (Monika) Powers, Tracy O’Connor, and Jim (Lisa) O’Connor III; 13 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren; longtime companion, Charles “Sailor” Clark. Claudia was predeceased by her husband, Franklin; son, Patrick; and sister, Nina Miller. A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Tiffany-Young and Hauss Funeral Home, 73919 North Avenue, Armada. Burial will follow in West Berlin Cemetery, Berlin Township. Visitation is Thursday 4 - 8 p.m., Friday 1 - 8 p.m. and Saturday 10 - 11 a.m. service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The ; , Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, or Hospice of Zephyrhills, Florida. www.haussfuneralhomes.comPublished in Daily Tribune on Mar. 10, 2015+Read More Share Listen to Obituary Remember Share a message, photo, or video below View all messages 11 "Love U Grandma.. Rest In Peace.. Thank U For All The Memories..."- Mark Vanlerberghe"I thank you for the wonderful times we spent on the phone or..."- Laurie Clark"To: Tracy and Jim (Family), With Deepest Sympathy, for the..." "DEAR JIM AND FAMILY--OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH U.TAKE CARE. WALT..." "Deepest condolences. Sorry we can't come show our respects."- Amy & Mikev Pratt Add a memory or condolence to the guest book Add Message Please add or record a video for the family of Claudia O'Connor Add a video + Please add a photo and share in the life story for Claudia O'Connor Add a photo + http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailytribune/obituary.aspx?n=claudia-marzella-oconnor-allen&pid=174354166&fhid=20936