Claire Shapiro, 90, of Framingham and formerly of Hopkinton, Ashland and Natick, died on Aug. 5 at The Branches of Framingham. She leaves her son, Daniel Shapiro and wife Carol of Framingham; her sister, Barbara Patashnik of Worcester; her two granddaughters, Alissa Carberry (spouse Clancy) of Burlington, Vermont, and Andrea Quinn (spouse Mark) of Philadelphia; her son-in-law, James Carberry of Nashville; and other dear family members and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Henry, her daughter, Marjorie Carberry, and her brother-in-law, Sanford Patashnik.
Claire grew up in Worcester and graduated from Classical High School and Becker College with a major in journalism. She worked as a guidance office secretary in the Framingham Public Schools for over 30 years. She loved her family, golf, summers spent on the Cape and ice cream, and she was an avid fan of the Cotuit Kettleers and, of course, the Red Sox. She had a great passion for music — she played the piano and sang — and after retirement she devoted herself to music. She traveled around the Natick-Framingham area with her keyboard, entertaining at many of the local nursing homes and bringing joy to the residents. She was loved by all who knew her and will be dearly missed by everyone whose lives she touched.
Services will be held in the Sharon Memorial Park Chapel, 40 Dedham Street, Sharon, at 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 8. Following the service, the memorial observance will be held at Daniel and Carol’s home until 6 p.m. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Massachusetts, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452 (alz.org), Death with Dignity, P.O. Box 2009, Portland, OR 97208 (deathwithdignity.org) or a charity of your choice.
Special thanks to everyone at Fairview Estates in Hopkinton and at The Branches in Framingham for their extraordinary caring and compassion for Claire and her family.
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