WILLIAMSTOWN - Claire Leslie Bresett, 74, died Tuesday evening, Aug. 26, 2014, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.
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Born Shirley Elma Collins, Oct. 4, 1939, in Marshfield, she was the adopted daughter of Thomas and Christine (Sicily) Nutbrown. She attended local schools and graduated from Spaulding High School in 1958.
Claire married Leonox Bresett, and the couple lived most of their married life in West Topsham. He died in 2002.
She had worked many years as a bartender for Danny's Tavern in Barre.
Gardening, crocheting, playing darts, and time spent with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were very special times for her.
Survivors include five daughters, Bonnie Bresett, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Laurie Macey and her husband, Wesley, of Williamstown, Christine Butler and her husband, Steven, of East Topsham, Rose Toffling, of Newport, North Carolina, and Jonie Bresett and her companion, John LaBoudy, of Williamstown; and two sons, Lee Jay Bresett, of Barre, and Timothy Bresett and his wife, Jeanne, of Orange; along with 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers and a sister; her special friend, Nancy Lindsey; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides her parents and Leonox, she was predeceased by three sisters and her grandson Christopher Dexter.
Her life will be celebrated at the Moose Club of Williamstown (formerly the Williamstown Country Club) on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at 1 p.m.
There are no calling hours.
The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Hooker & Whitcomb Funeral Home
7 Academy Street Barre, VT 05641
Published in Times Argus from Aug. 29 to Sept. 4, 2014