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Claire Raina

1929-2012 Claire Raina, 83, passed away peacefully on September 7, 2012. Claire was born on March 18, 1929 in Bennington, Vt.

In 1951 she met and married the love of her life, her husband Don. In 1954, they started their family of three children - daughter, Kathy Raina of Fairfield, Calif.; daughter, Jean Kautzman (Dan) of Roy, Wash.; and son Mike Raina (Patty) of Vacaville, Calif.

Claire grew up in Bennington and worked as a secretary for lawyer Bernard Harte, Lonergan and Thomas Insurance Agency and the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union. Claire and Don resided in Bennington, Vt., until 2000, when they moved to Fairfield to be closer to their children and grandchildren; Rebecka, Jonathan and Benjamin.

Claire was preceded in death by her parents, Bernadette and Azarias Betit and brother Norman. She is survived by her sister, Cynthia Hoffman of Salem, N.Y.; brother, Ken Betit (Jane) of Bennington and many nieces, nephews and friends.

A memorial service was held on Friday, September 14, 2012 at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home in Fairfield, CA.
Published in Bennington Banner on Sept. 21, 2012
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