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Claire A. Racine

July 22, 1922 ~ October 10, 2019 (age 97)


Claire A. Racine, 97, of Biddeford, passed away on Thursday evening, October 10, 2019, at Mount Carmel Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Manchester, NH. She passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family and the nursing home staff who loved and cared for her.

She was born in Biddeford on July 22, 1922 to parents Arthur J. and Amazalie (Nicol) Remillard. She was educated locally, attending St. Joseph High school in Biddeford and graduating as part of the class of 1940. In 1947, she married her husband of 58 years, Norman Racine.

She was the first woman to serve on the credit committee of St. Joseph Federal Credit Union. She was a member of Biddeford Senior Citizens and Daughters of Isabella.

She is survived by daughter Diane Antonico (husband Tony) of Manchester, NH, two sons, Richard  Racine (wife Susan) of West Chester, OH, and Robert Racine (wife Pam) of Summerville, NC, two sisters, Lucette Valentino of Saco, ME, and Yolande Roy of Auburn, ME, as well as seven grandchildren and one great grandchild, Rebecca Claire.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband Norman in 2005.

 Visitation from 10:00 am to 10:30 am on Tuesday, October 15, 2019  at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, at 11:00 am at St. Joseph Church in Biddeford, Burial to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. To share an online condolence, please visit

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis TN 38101-9908
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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October 15, 2019

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Hope Memorial Chapel, Biddeford

Mass of Christian Burial
October 15, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Joseph's Church
178 Elm Street
Biddeford, ME 04005

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