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Atene Clause, beloved mother, sister, mother-in-law, grandmother and friend, passed away peacefully on June 10, 2017, at Croasdaile Retirement Village, Durham, NC.

Atene grew up in Brooklyn, N. Y. to Wilhemina (deceased) and Rey Allen (deceased). She moved to Marion, Ohio in her teens and graduated from Harding High School. She returned to Brooklyn and attended the School of Industrial Arts in NYC.

She was a proud mother and homemaker residing in Bridgewater, New Jersey for many years with her husband, Wallace (Wally) Clause and their children, Ben and Tracy.

Above all, her proudest accomplishment, were her children, Ben and Tracy. Ben (Robin) of Rougemont, NC and Tracy (Chris) of Neshanic Station, NJ will miss the hugs and the infectious smile that she so freely gave. She always ended a call or conversation with the words “Love you and Miss you”.

She and Wally moved to the Crystal Coast, Newport, NC, upon retirement. While living in the Barnesfield community, she became a supportive neighbor and friend to many over the years.
She was the grandmother to Kristy Winchock, Kelly Winchock and Hallie Wall; and is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Atene knew the importance of giving back to the community in which she lived and St. Andrews Thrift Shop was the benefactor of many years of volunteer hours. She was active in numerous local groups and enjoyed playing Bunco.

She was happy when she was in her yard, feeding the birds and gardening, as was evident in her beautiful camellia bushes and her abundant fig tree, the bounty of which was shared over the years with friends and family. She also enjoyed swimming, reading, crossword and jigsaw puzzles.

She had many pets over the years, never able to turn away a stray. Prior to her move to Croasdaile Village, “Panda” was her loyal and steadfast companion.

She was predeceased in death by her husband Wallace Clause and siblings, Savya Lee, Jack Allen, Bob Allen, and Rey Allen. Her brother and best friend over the years, Richard Allen (Janet) reside in Chapel Hill. Many hours of joy and laughter have been spent hearing the stories of their childhood.

The family wishes to express gratitude to those with Hospice and Croasdaile Retirement Village that assisted her during her residence.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Duke HomeCare and Hospice at 4321 Medical Park Dr., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27704.

“Love you and Miss you”


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