Claire M. Guay, 83, of Concord died peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at home with her family by her side.
She was born on March 31, 1930. Claire was the daughter of the late John F. and Josephine (Ahern) McGrath. She was raised in Concord and was a graduate of St. John's High School class of 1948.
She was predeceased by her sisters, Dorothy Sharpe and Alice Cushing; and her brother, John F. McGrath Jr.
Claire is survived by her husband of 61 years, Lawrence R. Guay of Concord; her two sons, Lawrence (Randy) Guay and Kirk Guay; and her daughter, Kathi Guay; three grandchildren; her sister, Katherine Jerd of Concord; and several nieces and nephews.
Prior to her marriage she worked for the State of NH Highway Department. Claire and her husband traveled extensively while Larry served in the Air Force, then returned to Concord to raise a family. Claire was an accomplished badminton and tennis player, winning many tournaments throughout New England. Claire and Larry took several trips to Ireland to visit her parent's homeland and spend time with her relatives. Claire and Larry spent winters in Florida for the past 25 years and have made many close friends there.
Memorial Visiting hours will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Waters Funeral Home, 50 South Main St., Concord.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Claire's memory to the CRVNA Hospice program, 30 Pillsbury St., Concord, 03301 or to the Carmelite Monastery, 275 Pleasant St., Concord, 03301.