Cleopha Gisele Sclafani, age 98 passed away on Monday, March 20, 2023, at Adler Center in Aldie, VA.
She was born on October 2, 1924, in Gerpinnes, Belgium, to the late Alexis and Cleopha (Gérain) Dachelet. She was a pioneer of WWII, serving as an ambulance nurse for the American Red Cross. She was dedicated to helping others, and her family survive difficult times during the war.
She was predeceased by her parents, husband Frank Sclafani, daughter, Elizabeth Ann Sclafani, brother Alfred Dachelet, and sisters Laurence Dachelet and Nanou Dachelet.
She is survived by her children: Frank Sclafani, Edward Sclafani, Francoise DeBenedictis, and Frederick Sclafani. Grandchildren: Eric Sclafani, Christina Sclafani, Crystal Sclafani, Stephanie Sclafani, Adam Sclafani, Ajia Sclafani and Andrew Sclafani. She is also survived by her great grandchildren Olivia Gander, and Lilah Gander.
A private family graveside will be held at Quantico National Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her husband.
Condolences may be sent to: www.oldetownefh.com.