Clara is a graduate of St. Bernard's High School and Worcester State College. After teaching for 10 years, she decided to enter into the field of real estate. She has been an active broker since 1979. She has been a business owner for over 20 years. She is an active member of the Worceste Regional Association of Realtors, Women's Council of Realtors, Chocksett Club (charity organization), Women's Club and the Historical Society of Sterling. Clara has 2 children, Caryn and Kevin.