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CROKEN, Claire F. (McAnneny) It is with great sadness that the family of Claire Francis Croken announces her passing after a brief illness, on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at the age of 86 years. Cherished daughter of the late Helen (Donovan) and John McAnneny. Claire was predeceased by her husband Joseph Eugene Croken Sr. of 47 years. A native of Somerville and long-time resident of Malden, Massachusetts, Claire was survived and will be forever remembered by her three children Joanne Croken of Malden, Charlene Walker of Stowe, VT and her husband Chris Walker, and her son Joseph Croken Jr. of Malden. Claire is also lovingly remembered by her granddaughter Callie with whom she had a very special relationship. Claire is survived by her beloved sister Doris O'Meara of Medford and cherished brother Kevin McAnneny of Brockton, as well as a number of nieces, nephews, and dear close friends. Claire served on the boards of numerous organizations, including Malden's Board of Appeals, Malden's Chapters of Zonta and Junior Aide, as well as Melrose-Wakefield Hospital's Visiting Nurses Association. Funeral procession from the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, 855 Broadway (Powder House Sq.) SOMERVILLE, Saturday morning July 14th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Clement Parish, 71 Warner Street, Medford at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Calling hours to be held at the Funeral Home on Friday, July 13th from 4-8 p.m. Interment will take place in the family plot at Forestdale Cemetery in Malden. Those who so desire may make memorial donations in memory of Claire to Hallmark Health VNA & Hospice,178 Savin St # 300, Malden, MA 02148. For more information please visit dohertyfuneralservice.com
Published in The Boston Globe on July 12, 2018
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