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Charla Molinare Boteler
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Charla Molinare Boteler

Charla Molinare Boteler, 85 of the Black Rock section of Bridgeport, CT. passed away on July 29, 2017 around 9:30 p.m. after a twenty year battle with Alzheimer's disease.
She was blessed to live out her life in her own home. Charla was born November 7, 1931 in Omaha Nebraska to William and Edna (Tolander) Molinare.
Her family settled in Houston Texas. She went to Stephens College in Columbia Missouri to earn degree in fashion design and then a degree in education from University of Missouri.
In 1954, Charla married William Connett Boteler who preceded her death in 1998. The couple moved to Kansas City and raised a family of two children; daughter, Alison Molinare Boteler (Connecticut) and William Connett Boteler Jr. (Maryland). The family moved in 1975 to reside in Northport NY. From 1981 to 2017, her home has been in Connecticut where her daughter was her caregiver along with fiancé James Comstock.
Charla was a member of St Paul's Episcopal Church in Fairfield CT. Charla was a creative and delightful character throughout her life. In mid-stage Alzheimer's, she won a distinctive award for her work "Art for Art in Alzheimer's" from The Housatonic Museum of art in 2010. That year she also exhibited in City Lights Gallery of Bridgeport and Westport Art Center. In addition to her surviving children, Charla has two nephews: Bernard Molinare of New Bern North Carolina and Roderick Molinare, Jr. who resides in the Cotswolds of England.
She was also preceded in death by her parents and brother, William Bernard Molinare Jr.
Farewell Graveside Services and Interment 3:00 P.M. Thursday, Mt. Mora Cemetery. Online guestbook and obituary at
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