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Claire M. Harvey

HOLDEN - Claire M. (Lynch) Harvey, 86, of Holden and formerly of Worcester, died Thursday, August 10, 2017 at the Notre Dame Long Term Care Center surrounded by her loving family.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 40 years, Raymond L. Harvey, who died in 1994.

Claire leaves her children, John F. Harvey and his wife Elizabeth of Holden, Eileen J. Perron and her husband Daniel of Auburn, Neil R. Harvey and his wife Mary of Holden, and Sheila M. Fitzgerald and her husband Timothy of Holden with whom she lived prior to her illness; eighteen grandchildren, John, Matthew, Timothy, Christopher and Cara Harvey, Matthew Perron, Danielle Sikonski, John, Brian and Mary Perron, Michael, Maria, Patrick, Catherine and Anna Harvey, and Neil, Clare and Colin Fitzgerald; three great-grandchildren, Emma and Luke Harvey, and Charlotte Perron; a sister, Beverly M. Johnson of Worcester; a brother, William F. Lynch of West Boylston; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her brothers, John A. and Robert P. Lynch and her sister, Jane A. Tivnan.

Claire was born in Worcester, daughter of John and Mary Agnes (O'Brien) Lynch and graduated from Ascension High School and the St. Vincent Hospital School of Nursing.

Before raising her children, she worked as a nurse at the Wyman-Gordon Co. She also volunteered her time and skills at Marillac Manor over the course of many years.

She was a member of the St. Vincent Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association, the Diocesan Council of Catholic Nurses, the Ascension Chapter of the Notre Dame Alumnae Association, the Friday Afternoon Club, and the Guild of Our Lady of Providence. Claire had an unwavering faith in God and was a member of North American Martyrs parish and the former St. Charles Borromeo parish. Claire most enjoyed the time spent with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by all of her family and friends.

Claire's family would like thank Dr. George Abraham and the staff of Notre Dame Long Term Care Center for the compassionate and loving care of their mother.

Calling hours at the Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester are Sunday, August 13, from 4 to 7 p.m. The funeral will be Monday, August 14, from the funeral home with a Mass at 10 a.m. in North American Martyrs Church, 8 Wyoma Drive, Auburn. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Worcester.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Why Me & Sherry's House, 1152 Pleasant St., Worcester 01602.

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Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Aug. 11 to Aug. 12, 2017.
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December 2, 2017
Claire was my mother's favorite cousin. My condolences to her family. On the multiple occasions I saw your mother she was so much fun. My deepest sympathies to Neil, Elizabeth, Sheila and John.

Dr. Doreen M. Dargon
(My mother was Pauline (O'Brien) Brown
August 25, 2017
Our deepest sympathy to your family.
Margaret and Karen Maffei
August 14, 2017
Our deepest condolences to you and your family. May God bless all of you during this sorrowful time.
The Quitadamo Family
August 14, 2017
August 14, 2017

My deepest sympathy to all of you today as you bring your Mom to her final resting place. She was a beautiful and loving mother and took great joy in each of you. Your memories of she and your dad will always bring joy to your heart..

I am sorry I am not there today to support you in your grief, but I'll be there in prayer for you.

Love to each of you.

Helen harvey Bolil
Vero beach, fl.
Heen Bolil
August 13, 2017
Dear Eileen, Dan, Neil, siblings and your wonderful children. I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. I am sure she will be missed by all of you.
Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Paul Kirby
August 13, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. It was a comfort to look into her room at ND and see familiar faces in the same loving final days with their parent.
Peace be with you all!.
Bette, Joe & family Cusson
August 13, 2017
Thoughts and prayers to all your family. It was always such a joy to see your mom and aunts together! Their smiles and laughs could make anyone's day! Your mom had such a way to make me feel special and remembered. I always loved running into her on my visits home. My mom thought the world of her, too! Peace in your loss.
Julie (Foley) Miller
August 13, 2017
Sorry for your loss.she was always kind to me while growing up on the hill.
Bradford Stone
August 12, 2017
A beautiful and upbeat person throughout her entire life. She and Ray imparted their philosophies by example and leave great families to continue their legacies. The Rushford families remember the good times and camaraderie with the Harveys, Claire bring one of the Big Three, and the generations of the College Hill gang.
David Rushford
August 11, 2017
May you find comfort in the Faith and may Claire Rest in Peace.

Dr. & Mrs. Timothy C. Hoffman
Dr. Timothy Hoffman
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