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Claire L. (Elliott) Ranieri

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Dear Karen, Philip, Tim and families,

I was so sorry to hear about Mrs. Ranieri's passing. She was a person who really made a difference in so many lives. Our Monday night Girl Scout meetings were a safe harbor from the storms in our home lives. Trips to the International Fair, camping and award ceremonies. Even as I became an adult, she remained a person I thought of often with a smile. Every time I hear someone snap their gum, I

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Posted by: Carol-Jean Sheehan (Sheppard) - Reading via Cambridge, MA - Family Friend   May 26, 2020

To our dear neighbors and friends, we are so deeply sorry for your loss. Our love to all of you and your family.

Posted by: Stacie and Sergio Ferreira - Melrose, MA - Neighbor   May 22, 2020

Morning, Mom!
I just wanted you to know how much we love you and miss you❣ Please behave yourself!
Love you, Karen

Posted by: Karen Tarmey - Melrose, MA - Daughter   May 22, 2020

Aunt Claire - thanks for being a guiding light for me and coming into my life. I will miss our conversations and the unconditional love you showed me, Anna, David and Ashleigh. I'll always remember your trip to visit us in Hawaii and drinking mai tai's! Love John

Posted by: John Caccivio - Family   May 21, 2020

Karen, Mike, Cara and Sofia , and Phillip , I'm so very sorry for your loss. Claire was a very special lady ! She was such a wonderful grandma to The girls. Always present at everything with a smile. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. May she Rest In Peace

Posted by: Paula Meroski - Melrose, MA - Friend   May 21, 2020

To the Entire Ranieri family, I'm sorry for your loss.

Posted by: Patrick O'Brien - Brighton, MA   May 21, 2020

Aunt Claire will certainly be missed! My sincere condolences to the Ranieri and Tarmey family.

Posted by: Dana Call - Windham, NH - Family   May 20, 2020

Dear Ranieri and Tarmey family, We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your wonderful mom and will miss seeing her at Philip's performances and events.

We were looking through all the beautiful photos you posted of her and the family. It's evident in each one that the love she had for all of you brought her great joy. May her memory be a blessing.

Love the Watsons

Posted by: Eddie and Ellen Watson - Cambridge, MA - Family Friend   May 20, 2020

Auntie Claire you were such a special part of my life. Growing up watching you and my dad making us laugh, spending time listening to your memories at family events, and the way you treated my daughter Grace so lovingly. She misses you as I do. We will always be grateful for the love, laughter and joy you brought us. I could always see my dad in you. Blessings to you and your wonderful family. I love how you have a piece of my heart.

Posted by: Andrea Elliott - Raymond, NH - Family   May 19, 2020

I will miss our overnights and our long conversations. We always found lots to talk and laugh about, especially while eating dessert. We've been part of each other's lives for so many years - I love you and will miss you so much

Posted by: Marilyn Elliott - Londonderry, NH - Family   May 19, 2020