Welcome to the memorial page for

Claire J. Nadeau

October 26, 1937 ~ December 31, 2016 (age 79)

Claire J. (Barra) Nadeau, 79, of Lyman, joined her Heavenly Father on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family.  She was born October 26, 1937 in Biddeford the daughter of Fernand R. and Rachel (Croteau) Barra.  She was educated locally and graduated from St. Joseph’s High School in the Class of 1955.


On September 3, 1955 she married the love of her, life Jean Robert Nadeau, at St. Joseph’s Church in Biddeford.


Claire was a member of St. Philip’s Church in Lyman; she was also a member of the V.F.W. and D.A.V. Auxiliaries where she held office from Secretary to State Commander in the DAVA and State President in the VFWA.  She traveled all over the world with her husband.  During that time she was instrumental in the Girl Scouts in Berlin Germany. 


Claire was devoted to her Family and her church.  For her nothing made her happier than to spend time sharing memories, laughing and playing with her family.  Her last wish was to spend Christmas one more time with her family, which she did.  Once she was no longer able to attend church she faithfully said her rosary nightly with Sr. Angelica and received communion weekly brought to her by Denis Davis, Eucharistic Minister from St. Phillips.


She was preceded in death by Jean Robert her husband of 42 years on June 30, 1998, also by daughters, Marie Nadeau in 1960, Jeanne Cole in 2001, and her son-in-law Scott W. Dixon on December 16, 2015.


Claire is survived by:

          a son Robert J. Nadeau of Newfield

          2 daughters: Theresa J. Blaisdell of Peyton, CO

                               Priscille Dixon of Newfield

          son-in-law, Edward Cole of Lyman

          sister Helen Plaugher and her husband Larry of Sarasota, FL

          6 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews


Visiting Hours will be 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.. on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Hope Memorial Chapel 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005.   A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Friday at St. Philip’s Church in Lyman. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Biddeford on Saturday at 11:00 a.m..  To share condolences online, please visit  Donations in Claire’s memory may be made to: or mail to  American Kidney Foundation Finance Department, 30 East 33rd St. New York, NY 10016 or to Wounded Warrior Project PO BOX 758516 Topeka, KS 66675.


Charitable donations may be made to:

American Kidney Foundation Finance Dept.
30 East 33rd St., New York NY 10016

Wounded Warrior Project
P.O. Box 758516, Topeka KS 66675

 Service Information

January 5, 2017

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Hope Memorial Chapel
480 Elm Street
Biddeford, ME 04005

January 5, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hope Memorial Chapel
480 Elm Street
Biddeford, ME 04005

Mass of Christian Burial
January 6, 2017

11:00 AM
St. Philip Church
404 Goodwins Mills Road
Lyman, ME 04002

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