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Claire T. Boyd

1921 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Claire T. Boyd Obituary

Claire Teresa (Syskowski) Boyd, age 92 of Manchester, widow of John Wesley "Jack" Boyd, died Friday July 25, 2014 at Manchester Memorial Hospital. Claire was born in New Britain on August 12, 1921, daughter of Stefan and Karolina (Drozd) Szykowska. She was raised in New Britain and moved to Manchester in 1947 after her marriage to John. While raising her family she attended and graduated from Manchester Community College, and she was a longtime parishioner of St. Bartholomew Church. She is survived by two sons, Dennis J. Boyd of Citrus Heights, CA, and David J. Boyd and his wife Yueh Chiao of San Diego, CA; two grandchildren, Dorothy Boyd and Windi Smith; a sister, Helen Diaz of Vernon, and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, August 4, at St. Bartholomew's Church, 45 Ludlow Road in Manchester. Burial will follow in the East Cemetery in Manchester. A visiting hour is Monday from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM at the Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main Street, Manchester. Memorial contributions may be made to the Manchester Senior Citizens Center, 549 East Middle Turnpike, Manchester, CT 06040. To leave a message for her family please visit

Published in The Hartford Courant on Aug. 1, 2014
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