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Claire Melanson

January 25, 1933 October 9, 2017
Claire Melanson
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Obituary for Claire Melanson

Claire (Berard) Melanson, R.N., 84, of Fall River, widow of Normand J. “Nap” Melanson, passed away on Monday, October 9, 2017. A registered nurse, she had been employed by St.Anne’s Hospital, Fall River Public Schools Title One Program. She was a vocational education teacher at Durfee High School and an instructor at B.C.C. for 3 years..
She was a graduate of St.Anne’s Hospital School of Nursing class of 1954 and Rhode Island College class of 1975. She served as past president of Fall River Garden Club and was a member of Niagara Neighborhood Assn., Save Our Neighborhoods, and Fall River Tree Planting Committee. Claire volunteered at the Frank M. Silvia School.
She was the mother of Therese Cabral and Jacqueline Thran (husband late William) all of Fall River and Jeannine Joseph (husband Thomas) of Little Compton and the late Albert E. Melanson (wife Kathy Melanson LePage of Somerset) a sister, Annette Couture of Maine;
7 grandchildren, Amy Mauricio (husband Brian), Sheena Golden (husband Glen), William Thran, Timothy Thran (wife Suzanne), Jeffrey Cabral (wife Danielle), Julie Cabral and Cassey LePage; 4 great-grandchildren, Spencer and Riley Golden, Elin and Callie Mauricio; nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Therese, Charles, Edward, Paul and Jacqueline Berard and the daughter of the late Edward and Annette (Remillard) Berard.
Her funeral will be held Thursday at 9:00 a.m. from Auclair Funeral Home, 690 S.Main St.Fall River with a funeral mass in Holy Trinity Church, at 10:00 a.m.
Burial, Notre Dame Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Large parking area/barrier-free entrance to rear of funeral home.
Donations may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Inst.
P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284. Online guest book at

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4:00 PM 10/11/2017 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/11/2017 8:00:00 PM
Auclair Funeral Home & Cremation Service

690 South Main Street
Fall River, MA 02721

Auclair Funeral Home & Cremation Service
690 South Main Street Fall River 02721 MA
United States

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10:00 AM 10/12/2017 10:00:00 AM
Holy Trinity Church

951 Stafford Rd
Fall River, MA 02721

Holy Trinity Church
951 Stafford Rd Fall River 02721 MA
United States

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Notre Dame Cemetery Final Resting Place

1540 Stafford Rd
Fall River, MA 02721

1540 Stafford Rd Fall River 02721 MA
United States

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