Claire-Hackett-Obituary

Claire Hackett

San Francisco, California

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Claire Anna Margaret (O'Connor) Hackett

Passed away at home on January 17th 2016. Loving mother of Anne, Paul, and Patricia. Beloved wife of the late Jerry Hackett. Dear sister of Colette Doherty and the late Eve Turner. Caring grandmother of Desmond Hackett.Claire grew up in Bray, County...

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Of course you all know how wonderful a person Claire was, so I won't go into it very much. I am planning to come to San Francisco this summer and had hoped to visit her. When she didn't answer a phone message or e-mail, on a guess, just now, I googled her name. I am very sorry to lose such a strong, vibrant, funny, generous, brilliant, and all-around great friend. She is irreplaceable. On the other hand, I feel blessed that I got to know her. My sincere condolences to the family My email, if...

Although I never was privileged to meet your mother, Anne, she sounds like a very special and loving person.
When I met you in Oklahoma I instantly agreed with my daughter, Erika, you are one-of-a-kind and now I know why.
As a mother I dream that people will meet my Erika and identify special qualities innate to her but nurtured by me...after reading your mother's eulogy, I can see she nurtured the best of you and the best of her and she'll continue to spread her unique qualities as...

My condolences to Claire's family. I knew Claire for many years. I am from Blackrock. Co. Dublin very near to Bray. Co. Wicklow which was Claire's home town. I had the great pleasure of performing with her in Sean O'Casey's play Juno and the Paycock which played in San Francisco and Berkeley. played Juno and Claire played Maizie Madigan. And although I have seen that play many times including at the Abbey in Dublin I have never seen a better Maizie Madigan than Claire was. And she sang...

Unfortunately, I found out about Claire's death too late to attend the mass. I remember Claire from my connection with the Irish Cultural Center and things Irish. She was a great comedian and I loved her performances with Nicky O'Brien. Her humor and generous spirit will be missed by all who knew her.

Claudia O'Callaghan

My sincere sorrow to the Hackett family.