Claire H. Carr

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Claire Herron Carr, formerly of Forty Fort, passed away peacefully with her loving family at her side, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Born Aug. 21, 1930, and raised on Poplar Street in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late Peter Herron and Louise Bachman Herron. Claire graduated from St. Mary's High School, Wilkes-Barre, and was a 1953 graduate of Mercy Hospital School of Nursing.

Her distinguished career as a registered nurse began at Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York City. She was employed in the medical surgery unit at Nesbitt Memorial Hospital, Kingston. Her finest memories of her career were the many years employed by the Visiting Nurse Association of Wyoming Valley, attending to her patients in their homes.

A devout Catholic, Claire was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society of the former Holy Name of Jesus Parish, Swoyersville. Later she became a longtime member of St. Mary's of the Immaculate Conception Parish, Wilkes-Barre, where she served for many years as hostess/usher at Mass.

Claire was a loyal and ardent advocate of those less fortunate. For over 50 years, she mailed large boxes of clothing and supplies to the Edmundite Missions in Selma, Alabama. Claire was also a volunteer and supporter of the Pennsylvanians for Human Life, Wilkes Barre.

Claire loved to travel, and visited numerous countries throughout the world. She loved the fine arts, especially opera, and was a longtime member of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. Above all, she worked tirelessly for her family, who will forever love and miss her.

Claire was predeceased by her loving husband of 29 years, Thomas C. Carr III, in 1983; her only brother, John "Jack" Herron, Mountain Top; and her great-grandson, Nathan F. Cucci, Apalachin, N.Y.

She is survived by her children, Frances C. Bidwell, and her husband, Bill, Apalachin, N.Y.; Thomas G. Carr, and his wife, Belinda, Lebanon; John "Jack" Carr and his wife, Susan, Exeter; Mary Colleen Haberkern, and her husband, Charles, Kingston; and Richard C Carr, and his companion, Rose Carter, Kingston; grandchildren, Lauren, Brian, Lindsay, Tommy, Danielle, Ryan, Natalie and Kyle; and great-grandson, Ben. Also surviving is her sister-in-law, Jean Herron, Mountain Top.

The family would like to give special thanks to her compassionate physician, Dr. William Hottenstein, her loving caregivers at St. Terese Residence, Shannon, Janine, Terra, Taylor and Kiki, and her friend, Louise Kobi.

The funeral will be held at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday from Hugh B. Hughes & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, with the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Corpus Christi Parish Church, West Pittston, with Monsignor John Sempa, officiating. The interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Twp.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to Edmundite Missions, 1428 Broad St., Selma, AL, 36701, or Pennsylvanians for Human Life, 31 Hanover St., Wilkes-Barre, 18702.

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Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc.
1044 Wyoming Ave
Forty Fort, PA 18704
(570) 288-9341
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Published in Citizens' Voice on Apr. 8, 2018