Our friendship with Claire goes back to our early years, dating all the way back to seventh grade in the early 1980s. Together with Laura Deleo, who lived down the street, we formed an inseparable trio that was often fondly nicknamed “Three’s Company” after the popular television show.
Those were the days when Friday and Saturday nights meant gathering to watch “Love Boat” and “Fantasy Island,” with Mrs. Deleo always treating us to special treats that added to our joy. Claire’s connection to Laura was especially significant, and it weighed on her heart when Mrs. Deleo passed away. Claire made numerous attempts to reach out to us during that time, but, unfortunately, we couldn’t connect to offer our condolences and support.
Now, we find ourselves mourning the loss of Claire as well. It’s a painful reminder of the importance of cherishing the moments we have with our loved ones. We will forever cherish the memories of the good times we shared with Claire and hold them close to our hearts.
The picture shared is a testament to the wonderful times we had together, like the Patriots party on July 15 at our home. We laughed, celebrated, and created cherished moments that will live on in our hearts forever.
As we say our final goodbye to Claire, we are filled with an attitude of gratitude for having had her as a friend in our lives. Her memory will be a source of comfort, and the special moments we shared will be a source of joy, even in our grief. Rest in peace, dear Claire, you will always be missed and forever loved.