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Clair Maguire Byrne

1932 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
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Clair Maguire Byrne

AGE: 84 • Lincroft

Clair Maguire Byrne 84, of Lincroft, passed away peacefully at De La Salle Hall where she had been a resident for the last three years.

Clair was born to Frank and Frances Maguire in South Orange NJ on April 4, 1932. She attended Marylawn of the Oranges High School and earned her Associates Degree at Georgetown Visitation in Washington DC. In 1955 she married Richard J. Byrne. They originally lived in Red Bank, and later moved to Shrewsbury where they raised their family.

Clair was a long time parishioner of St. James Roman Catholic Church in Red Bank. She was an avid tennis and paddle tennis player who could be found on the courts of Sea Bright Lawn & Tennis Club, the Monmouth Beach Bath & Tennis Club, and the Deal Golf & Country Club. During the summer months Clair, fondly known as Dandy, could be found enjoying the beach with friends and family at Cabana 27.

Clair was predeceased by her husband Richard, and sisters, Winifred Schubert and Ann McDonough. She is survived by her sons Richard and Frank, and her daughters and sons in law, Regina and Jeff Ingrassia, Michele and Peter Visceglia, and Mary Clair and Greg Davis, and her fifteen grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers Frank Maguire, Her brother Jim Maguire and sister -in-law Dianne, her brother Paul Maguire and sister-in-law Ann, Her sister Mary Fran Carey, her sister Kathy Tierney and brother -in-law Ray, her sister Regina McDonald, her sister in law Bobbie Schulte, and brother in law Dick Tierney.

The Byrne family is grateful to the Brothers and caring staff at De La Salle Hall who took excellent care of Clair for the past three years.

Visitation will be at the John E. Day Funeral Home in Red Bank on Wednesday, April 5 from 4:00 - l 8:00pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, April 6 at 10:15 in St. Leo the Great Church, 50 Hurley's Lane Lincroft, NJ with interment immediately following at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Chapel Hill Rd. Middletown, NJ

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to De La Salle Hall at PO Box 238, Lincroft, NJ attention Brother William Martin.

Please visit Clair's memorial website at
Published in Asbury Park Press on Apr. 4, 2017
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