Isabel Marie Clark, 85, of Shelton, CT, passed away on July 27, 2023. She was born on May 21, 1938, in Manhattan, NY, to the late Alexander and Victoria Laracuenta. Isabel is survived by her long-time partner, Alfonso Ten, her sister Maria Laracuenta of CT, her daughter Deborah and husband Jim Williams of CT, her son Kenneth and wife Karen Clark of DE, her grandchildren and spouses James Williams and Molly Lovelette of VT, Brittany Williams and Nicolas Coriano of CT, Kenny Clark of CA, Tara Clark and Jon Copenhaver of DE, and her great-grandchildren Teagan Copenhaver of DE and Autumn Coriano of CT, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Raymond Laracuenta. Isabel was married and had 2 children~Deborah and Kenneth. After her divorce, she entered the banking industry working her way to manager. Later on she graduated from Springfield College with her BSW degree. However, her true passion lay in helping others. She dedicated her life to assisting people struggling with alcohol and drug addiction. Isabel's tireless efforts led her to establish CASA (Chemical Abuse Substance Association) and Project Courage in the Bridgeport area. These programs provided counseling, job preparation services, and housing for individuals and their children. Her work made a significant impact and touched many lives. Isabel had a strong faith and actively participated in various churches, including St. Patrick's Church in Bridgeport. She found solace and inspiration through her religious beliefs. In her leisure time, Isabel indulged in her love for fashion, the arts, classical music, her violin, ballet, visiting museums, spending time at the ocean and in the garden. She also enjoyed traveling and exploring new places. A celebration of Isabel's life will take place in the fall with immediate family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bridgeport Rescue Mission. Isabel Clark was a loving, kind, and generous mother who made a difference in the lives of many. Her dedication to helping others and her unwavering faith will be remembered and cherished by all who knew her. She will be greatly missed.
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