Guilderland - Marie (Schleder) Clement, 89, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, March 21, 2021, surrounded by her loving husband and daughter. Born in Troy, NY, she was the daughter of the late Bertha (Dukowitz) and John Schlederer of Lanzeil, Austria. She was married to Warren H. Clement, and they were happily together for 51 years.
In 1922, Marie’s parents came to the U.S. to seek employment. Twelve years later when Marie was 2 years old, she and her family moved back to Austria where her parents purchased their family farm. She grew up in Austria during the second World War. In 1953 Marie would return to the U.S. where she would live in Troy and Albany, NY before settling in Guilderland, NY.
She was devoted to her family and would proudly state Teddy was her favorite. An excellent cook, “Grandma’s Cookies” were well known by many. With her natural talent, she was employed in the food service industry for her entire working career. She managed cafeterias, coffee shops, and worked in several area restaurants. She enjoyed raising her large vegetable garden and shared the produce with family members and neighbors.
She is survived by her husband Warren, her daughter Anna Marie (Mitchell) Kupinski, grandson Justin (Alisa) Kupinski, great-grandson Theodore, several nieces and nephews, as well as many close friends.
She is predeceased by her parents, Bertha and John, her sister Margaret, her brothers; John, Frank and Edmund, and her grandson Jason Kupinski.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, March 25, 2021 from 5pm-7pm at the DeMarco-Stone Funeral Home, 5216 Western Turnpike, Guilderland, NY 12084. A Mass of Christian burial will take place at 10am on Friday, March 26 at St. Madeleine Sophie Church, 3500 Carman Rd., Schenectady, NY 12303. Please note that masks will be required to enter both the church and funeral home.
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