Claire A. Hartnett, 88

Dec 14, 2020

Claire A. Hartnett, 88, of  Wareham, MA, died peacefully on Dec. 9, 2020 at the Sippican Healthcare Center, Marion, MA. Claire was the daughter of the late John P. and Alice G. (Finn) Hartnett.

Claire was born in Medford, MA, and lived in Newton before moving to Wareham, many years ago. She graduated from Newton High School and attended Framingham State College. Claire began her career as a secretary at  Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. and continued on as office manager at Drew Investments in Newton Center before working as the Secretary for the Fire

Chief in the City of Newton. She concluded her working career as a fire alarm operator for the City of Newton.

Claire leaves behind her brother John P. Hartnett and his wife Ann (Kelly) of Hinsdale, NH; her nephews, Paul and his wife Liane (Callahan ) Hartnett of Newton Highlands, Robert J. Hartnett of Brownfield, Maine,  and John P. Hartnett, Jr. and his wife Tina (Polhemus) of Hingham MA, and her nieces Jayne F. and her husband Chris Kruger of Bethlehem, NH and Kelly A. Matson and her husband Peter of Raleigh NC. She is predeceased by her brother Paul Hartnett and his wife Regina, formerly of Norwood, MA; a sister, Catherine Hartnett, formerly of Newton, and a niece, Katherine Hartnett, formerly of Leicester, MA.

Claire loved and cherished her family and enjoyed spending time with the “kids,” as she called them. Claire brought each one of them to Disney World at least once.

Claire was active in the communities she lived in, having volunteered for many organizations including the Red Cross and the Boston Museum of Science. A devout Catholic with a deep and abiding faith, Claire was president of the St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Patrick’s  Church in Wareham. Claire will be remembered for her kindness, her generosity and her positive attitude.

The family would like to thank the people at Sippican Healthcare for the compassion they exhibited in taking care of Claire in her last days.

Her family will be celebrating her life and legacy with a Mass of Christian Burial in the spring . Memorial donations may be made to the Kathy Hartnett Memorial Scholarship fund at Leicester High School, 174 Paxton Street, Leicester ,Ma. 01524.

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Arrangements are by the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham.