Claire F. (Walsh) Knight (1933 - 2017)

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Claire F Knight (Walsh), 84, of Citrus Hills, Hernando, Florida passed away on June 30, 2017 at Citrus County Hospice in Lecanto, Florida.
Claire was born in Lynn, MA on February 13, 1933, she graduated from St Mary's High School and continued on to receive a RN degree from Catherine Laboure School of Nursing in Boston MA.
Claire enjoyed caring for others as a head Nurse for Lowell General Hospital and later as the Director of Nursing for The Sisters of Mercy in Windham NH. Jack and Claire enjoyed many years of traveling all over the world together.
Claire was a loving mother and a great listener, she enjoyed spending time with her family, including her husband of 60 years, Jack Knight, her daughters: Maryclaire Knight and her husband Daryl Wright of Dorchester, MA and Diane Knight and her husband Jeff Auten of Nashua, NH, her son: Kevin Knight and his wife Johanna Knight of Durham, NH; her brother: Joseph Walsh of Peabody, MA, in addition her 3 grandchildren, Maxine Wright, Alec Auten and Kyle Knight and several nieces and nephews.
Claire is preceded in death by her parents: Joseph & Mary Walsh, and her sister Annette Obst.
A Celebration of Life will be held for family and friends at a later date in Hernando, Florida.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to the Cure Alzheimer's Fund ( or the Hospice of Citrus County (Lecanto, FL).
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on July 4, 2017