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Jean M. (Cosco) Claire
  • Kaplan Family Hospice House
    78 Liberty St.
    Danvers, MA 01923
  • MSPCA
    350 S. Huntington Ave.
    Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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“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...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: marie ryan - melrose, MA - Friend

“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...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Kathy Graham - Melrose, MA

“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...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Michael Cornish - Chelsea, MA

“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....Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague


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.