Bergen Republicans grieve the loss of activist Clara Nibot

Bergen County Republican activist Clara Nibot of Bergenfield died today.

The Cuban American was a past president of the Bergen County Hispanic Republican Organization.

She was 69.

The wake is from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 22nd at the French Funeral Home, 161 Washington Avenue in Dumont.

Her funeral mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. at St. John’s Church in Bergenfield.

“She was an activist and very much involved in Republican Party politics until she got sick but until she got sick you could always count on her to be there and she will be sorely missed,” said Bergen County GOP Chairman Bob Yudin.

Ms. Nibot challenged Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg (D-37) in the 2007 general election.

Last year’s Republican candidate for state senate in the 38th District, Fernando Alonso described Ms. Nibot as a Cuban anti-Castro dissident who helped many young Republicans.

“Including me, many years ago,” Alonso said. “She was a good, kind, wise woman.”

Bergen Republicans grieve the loss of activist Clara Nibot