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1652 Central Park Ave.,
Yonkers, NY 10710
Phone: (914) 963-5178
325 South Broadway
Yonkers, NY 10705
Phone: (914) 963-5178
1652 Central Park Ave.
Yonkers, NY 10710
Phone: (914) 963-5178
1652 Central Park Ave.
Yonkers, NY 10710
Phone: (914) 963-5178
1652 Central Park Ave.
Yonkers, NY 10710
Phone: (914) 963-5178

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Obituary for Claudia Tellason - Martin

Claudia  Tellason - Martin
Claudia (Mimi) E. Tellason – Martin born in the Bronx, New York on April 22,1934 and passed away unexpectedly on April 26, 2018, at age 84.

Claudia, also known as “Ma”, Mimi, Grandma or Mrs. Martin, is survived by her eight children: Joe, Catherine, Jim (Mary), Chris (Tina), Nancy, Bruce (Lisa), Raymond, Barbara (Bill), son-in-law Bob Graustein, niece Diana and nephew John. Twenty grandchildren: Jessica, Carolyn, Andrew, Justin, Bianca, Scott, Alex, Christopher, Taylor, Bobby, Nicholas, Amber-Rae, Ryan, Gregory, Alyssa, Tyler, Ashley, Preston, Samantha and Katie. Two great grandchildren Ava and Bryce. She is predeceased by her husband Robert A. Martin Jr., sister Evi Marinaccio and daughter Carmela Graustein.

A woman who played the piano, served in the Army reserves and worked in banking. She met the love of her life through her brother. She loved rolling picnics, Glen Island picnics and was fortunate to travel to her homeland, Estonia. In raising eight children she became a neighborhood parent in which family friends called “Ma”. There wasn’t anybody in the neighborhood who didn’t know and love “Ma”. She raised more children, grandchildren and informally “adopted” children then anybody could imagine
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When it came time for her grandchildren to be born she was very proud and assisted in babysitting when she could. In some instances, she helped raise her grandchildren. The memories of being silly, sneaking food and holiday meals are forever ingrained in our minds and hearts.

She never forgot to send birthday or Christmas cards to all she knew and loved. It was always her way of making you feel special. It is the holiday tradition of family, friends and decorations that we will carry on. There isn’t a holiday in which she did not have a shirt to celebrate
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We are honored to have been raised by someone who is loved by so many. She was not just a great, funny and loving woman, she was a mother of many and will never be forgotten with the memories that we cherish.
We are sad you are no longer here on earth with us to share our future, but we all know that your spirit surrounds your family like wings of an angel and that you will protect and guide us always.

We love you, until we meet again!
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