Jean M. (Cosco) Claire

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

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Melrose, MA 02176

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Jean by adding your memories.

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.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Was sorry to read of Jean's passing. Have known her for most of her years in Melrose when she was married to Jack Claire - trips to Moultonboro, NH together, signing all the old Catholic hymns as we recalled our Catholic school years, when she worked at Shaw's, as we watched many a football game together and other sports teams too; always saw her at St. Mary's in later years. Have missed her there and was sorry to hear she had passed. May she rest in peace and comfort now, and may her family keep happy memories In their hearts.

Posted by marie ryan - melrose, MA - Friend   June 14, 2019

My condolences to Jeans family i met Jean at shaws when i worked as a cake decorating when the front end would get busy she always asked me to bag for her i will miss her smile her laugh a Jean was a great lady may she rest in peace

Posted by Kathy Graham - Melrose, MA - Friend   June 13, 2019

Kenny and I send our most sincere condolences to the surviving family members. Our hearts are very heavy with the loss of Aunt Jean. I will miss our regular check in calls. I know she is at peace now . I pray for all of us that our grief be brief and that our memories last forever.

Posted by Michael Cornish - Chelsea, MA - Family   June 13, 2019

The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable. Please feel free to call on us at anytime as we are always available to you.

Posted by John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague    June 12, 2019

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