Obituaries

Claire C. D’Entremont

May 7th, 2018

Claire C. D’Entremont (Murphy), age 82, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on May 5, 2018, at the Winchester Hospital.

Claire was born on December 22, 1935, in Boston, MA; she was the dear daughter of the late Francis and Mary Murphy. Claire was raised in Roxbury and graduated from Jamaica Plain High School with the Class of 1953.

She married “her sweetheart” Franklin “Frank” D’Entremont in 1957; the couple moved to Wilmington in 1965 where they raised a beautiful family. Claire always showered her family with unconditional love and support; she was always there to help them in every aspect of their lives and she treasured the time they spent together. Claire always beamed with pride as she spoke of her grandchildren; they were the light of her life.

Claire was a stay home mom for many years before rejoining the workforce part time at the Wilmington High School cafeteria. After her children were grown she was employed as a secretary for the Textron Company in Wilmington where she retired with 10 years of service. Claire had a great work ethic and an endearing personality; she was kind and courteous and made many life-long friends with her co-workers throughout the years.

In her spare time, Claire, loved going to casinos with her family and friends. She was a member of the Wilmington Senior Center and she enjoyed participating in their many events and trips. Claire looked forward to camping with her family throughout the years. She and Frank bought an RV and following their retirement they traveled cross country where they looked forward to seeing new places and meeting new people. In the winter, Claire and Frank became “snow birds” heading south to enjoy the sun and warm weather.

Claire will be fondly remembered as a wonderful person; she was always upbeat, happy, and really enjoyed being with people. Claire had a wonderful personality, a great sense of humor and an infectious smile; she will be forever missed by all who knew and loved her.

Claire was the beloved wife of 60 years to Franklin J. “Frank” D’Entremont, devoted mother of Diane M. Stein & husband Andrew of York, ME, David F. D’Entremont & wife Sheryl of Londonderry, NH and Catherine M. Walsh & husband Jeffrey of Wilmington. Loving “Nana” of Lauren & Michael Stein, Cynthia & husband Eddie Dixon, Jessica D’Entremont and Jared & Cole Walsh. Dear daughter of the late Francis and Mary (O’Brien) Murphy.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Tuesday, May 15th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St. (Rte. 38), Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday, May 14th from 4:00-8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Claire’s memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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8 Entries in Guest Book for “Claire C. D’Entremont”

  1. Nancy Allaire says:

    Diane and Family, So sorry for you’re loss and you are in my Prayers.

  2. Carol & anna giannotti says:

    So sorry to hear about claire a longtime friend of the family
    For many years. Anna giannotti & carolyn giannotti wilmington ma

  3. Tina Hogan says:

    I am so sorry for your loss, thinking of you during this difficult time.

  4. Mike C says:

    Dave, Sheryl and family. Sad to here about your loss. It was a short time ago that I lost my Mom, shorter still that Cathy lost hers. It’s totally devastating but over time you DO heal as the warm memories crowd into your heart and push out most of the pain.

  5. Rachel Budgell says:

    Diane and Family, my condolences to all of you. Your wonderful memories of your mother will get you through this difficult time. Love and prayers to all of you.

  6. Franklin J. d'Entremont says:

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Franklin & Rita d’Entremont, Brookline, MA.

  7. Dennis and Melody Bergeron says:

    We are both so sorry for The Family’s loss. Having met Claire and Frank in 2004 at The Great Outdoors in Florida, the both of us feel very fortunate to have been able to spend quality time with them. Whether it was on a cruise, out to eat, enjoying a Happy Hour, attending a Block Party, watching the Patriots together, a GREAT time was had, mainly because of Claire’s wonderful personality and sense of humor. Everywhere we went with her she made new friends, We shall never forget Claire and all the joy she brought to our lives.

  8. Wendy Rosa says:

    Diane, David & Cathy
    I am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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