Clarice L. Marchena Dies

Clarice L. Marchena

Clarice L. Marchena (nee Vessup) died on June 4 at Roy L. Schneider Hospital, St. Croix.

Clarice L. Marchena is survived by her brother, Ruel Vessup; sisters: Beverly Vessup, Karen Vessup, Linda Vessup, Teryle Vessup-Turnbull (Elvert), Lael Housen, Shirley Jennings and Olympia Mitchell; uncles: Roland George and Raymond George; and nieces: Yanique Swan, Tameka DeWindt-Vanterpool, Shaneil Turnbull-Johnson and Lynnique Hodge.

She is also survived by nephews: Garnett Hodge, Franklin Hodge Jr., Tiant DeWindt (Sharifah), Tavis DeWindt and Jaren Turnbull; brothers-in-law: Elvert Turnbull, Herbert Housen, Carl Jennings and Benjamin Mitchell; aunts-in-law: Betty and Diane George; nephews-in-law: Arlindo Vanterpool, Jordan Johnson, Deshaun Brooks and Roberto Garcia; niece-in-law, Sharifah DeWindt; and five great nieces.

Other survivors include eight great nephews; special cousin: Dr. Nathalie Johnson and her husband, George; members of the Vessup, George, David, DeGraff, Francis, Moolenaar, Dossett, Morales, Battiste, Duran, Van Beverhoudt, Millin, Moron and Delagarde families; members of the CAHS Class of 1965; as well as many other cousins and godchildren too numerous to mention.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, June 29, at Nisky Moravian Church. Live streaming will be available via Nisky Moravian Church Facebook page or the website:

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to:

Moravian Multipurpose Educational Center

c/o Nisky Moravian Church

PO Box 302387

St. Thomas, VI 00803

Persons attending the memorial service are reminded that masks or facial coverings must be worn at all gatherings.

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Arrangements are under the care of Dan Hurley Home for Funerals and Cremation Centers of St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix.