Claire M. (Meunier) Guenette
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of Fitchburg, MA; 100
FITCHBURG -- Claire M. (Meunier) Guenette 100, of Fitchburg, MA. passed away peacefully Thursday October 10, 2013 in The Highlands.
She was born in North Adams, MA. on December 21, 1912, the daughter of Roch and Emma (Bedard) Meunier. She was a resident of Qunicy, MA. for many years before coming to live in Fitchburg, MA. in 1945. She attended and graduated from St. Ann's Academy in Lachine, P.Q. Canada and then attended North Adams School of College for two years. Claire was a third grade teacher at the former Immaculate Conception School in Fitchburg, MA. for eighteen years and then went on to teach at Crocker Elementary School for seven years before she retired. After her husband Philip Guenette passed away in 1979, she returned to teaching as a substitute teacher in the Fitchburg School system.
Claire was a volunteer for the Lipton Mental Health Program for over seven years, the Literacy Program for the City of Fitchburg, and for twenty years was a volunteer at the Fitchburg Art Museum. She was a Board member for the Fitchburg Housing Authority, and a tenant representative and assistant treasurer at 50 Day St. until 2006.
She is survived by her two son's, Paul N. Guenette and his wife Daine of Turners Falls, MA. and Philip G. Guenette and his wife Shiela of Baldwinsville, N.Y. , one daughter Simone C. Guenette and her husband R. Menoche of Providence, R.I., seven grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and several nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her brother Paul Meunier and a sister Cecile Meunier.
GUENETTE -- The funeral will be held on Wednesday October 16, 2013 with a Mass at 11a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, 49 Woodland St., Fitchburg. Interment will follow in St. Bernard's Cemetery. A calling hour will be held on Wednesday morning at the funeral home from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. The Lavery Chartrand & Alario Funeral Home, 99 Summer St. is directing.
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Published in Sentinel & Enterprise from Oct. 13 to Oct. 15, 2013