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Claire D. (Vir) Howard

May 27, 1935 ~ October 20, 2018 (age 83)
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Claire D. Howard, 83 of Saco, died on Saturday October 20, 2018 at home.   She was born in Biddeford on May 27, 1935 a daughter of William and Irene "Rose" Berthiaume Vir. She attended the Biddeford school system.


On June 18, 1953 she married her sweetheart William R. Howard Sr.  in Fairfield California.


Claire worked extremely hard at Sears department store while raising her loving family.         


Claire was preceded in death by William, her husband of 61 years on March 8 2014, 2 brothers, and 3 sisters.


Claire is survived by:


  2 Sons:  William Howard Jr. and his wife Nina of Saco

                 Stanley Howard and his wife Penny of Campton NH


  2 Daughters:   Linda Freeman and her husband David of Saco 

                          Sandra Birdsall and her husband Michael of Saco 

   1 Sister:          Irene Mosley of Orland Florida


Sister-in–law:   Ellena Burtt of Saco


3 Brothers-in-law:  Daniel Howard and his wife Rita of Saco

                               Clifford Howard of Saco

                               John Howard and his partner Richard Morin of Las Vegas, NV  

6 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.


At Claire’s request there will be no services.  Arrangements are by the Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm Street, Biddeford ME. 04005.  To share condolences online, please visit www.HopeMemorial.com.



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