Jean M. (Cosco) Claire

  • Born: August 8, 1935
  • Died: June 12, 2019
  • Location: Melrose, Massachusetts

Gately Funeral Home

79 West Foster Street
Melrose, MA 02176

Tel. (781) 665-1949

Tribute & Message From The Family


Message From The Family

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Jean M. (Cosco) Claire, of Melrose, died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on June 12, 2019 at the age of 83. Jean was born & raised in Chelsea and a graduate of St. Rose High School, Class of 1953. She resided in Medford for 20 years and Melrose since 1999. Jean worked as a Cashier for Shaw's supermarket in Melrose for 8 years and was a former Bank Manager for Eastern Bank in Wakefield for 10 years. She was a member of St. Mary's Church in Melrose and a former member of St. Francis Church in Melrose for many years. Jean was a devout catholic and a very generous person, contributing to many missionary charities. She enjoyed spending her time with her beloved cat "Annie", playing cards and her family was the most important part of her life. Jean was the loving mother of Laureen A. Sylvestro of Plymouth, Luanne M. Barry of Stoneham and the late Linda Carpenter and Leslye Whitaker. Cherished grandmother of Gary, Christopher, Jamis, Michelle, Joseph, Matthew, Derek and Robert. Great grandmother of Luca. Caring sister of Marion Wilkerson of MD and the late Josephine Cornish and Louis Cosco. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives & friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary's Church, 9 Herbert St., Melrose on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 10AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923 or the MSPCA, 350 Huntington Ave., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.