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Claire M. Farrell

November 30, 2017

Claire M. FarrellClaire M. Farrell, 90, formerly of Clayton passed away Thursday, November 30, 2017, at Samaritan Summit Village, Watertown.

Claire Marie Farrell was born in Watertown, NY to Linus and Beatrice LaClair Green on November 19, 1927.

She is survived by her loving husband of 70 years, Francis Farrell; her 7 children and their spouses: Eileen Farrell and Sylvester Zienkiewicz, Brian Farrell, Dan Farrell, Patrick Farrell, Neale and Mary Farrell, Michael and Dana Farrell, and Tara and John Donohue; and her grandchildren: Meghan and Zak Sharif, Jonathan Farrell, Brennen Farrell, Siobhan Donohue and Ciara Donohue. Claire was predeceased by her daughter-in-law, Sue Farrell.

Claire was an avid reader and spent many years volunteering at the Clayton library. She loved to garden and took great pride in her beautiful annual flower gardens each year.

Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton on Sunday, December 3, from 2 - 4PM. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, December 4, at 11AM at St. Mary's Church with Rev. Arthur J. LaBaff, pastor, presiding and burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alzheimer's Association of CNY, 441 W. Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse, NY 13204. Online condolences to her family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#16 Judith Corbin 2017-12-10 12:30
My siincere condolences to the Farrell family. My most fond memory of Claire is our shared enthusiasm for figure skating in the 70's. May she be at peace.
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#15 Kelly Schnauber 2017-12-09 00:10
Mrs. Farrell knew how to brighten the day with her sweet nature and beautiful smile. God bless you at this time of loss.
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#14 Laura Reff 2017-12-07 15:54
Michael,Tara,an d the Farrell family,So sorry for your loss. Claire was such a sweet lady. She is greatly missed in Clayton especially seeing her in the summer riding her bike! You and your dad are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely, Laura Bogenschutz Reff
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#13 Gail Radley 2017-12-05 19:17
So sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
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#12 Jackie Tunstall 2017-12-05 15:16
I was so sad that your wife passed. I hope you will know that you are all in my prayers.
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#11 Brad Minnick 2017-12-04 23:13
Always a ray of sunshine when I saw her. Always! And a great lady who shared with my mom her love of books and her love of the library. I was so proud to know you mom and I was really saddened to learn of her passing. Thinking of you all and God Bless you. You have my heartfelt sympathy.
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#10 Tim&Susan Lauraine 2017-12-04 15:20
There were many days when Claire would walk or ride her bike past our house on Hugunin Street. She always stopped to chat and we looked forward to it. Her outlook was always positive and her discussions lively! Seeing the 2 of them in church was like cherishing a special movie over and over! Our prayers are with her family.
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#9 Margie Munger Wake 2017-12-04 14:01
I will be keeping the Farrell family in my prayers for your loss. I have fond memories of seeing Mr. and Mrs. Farrell swim at Guffin Bay when they were at GG and Linus's cottage. In addition, the childhood memories of the Farrell's and the Munger's are very special. Again, my prayers are with you at this difficult time
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#8 Renee Reff Miranda 2017-12-04 10:15
So sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
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#7 Kay Turcotte Osadche 2017-12-03 13:28
Sincerest condolences to Everyone; so sorry I am not with you in person. Aunt Claire was an amazing person! I fondly remember how she always was so active, how cheerily she greeted everyone she met, and how her laugh was so contagious! And I am so thankful to have such wonderful memories of her and of all of you!
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