Of Malden. Spent her life in Medford and Malden, died October 28, at the age of 103. Born in Somerville, she was the second daughter of Stephen and Anna (Callahan) Hayes joining Frances and followed by Ellen, Lillian and their brother Stephen. She graduated at the top of her class from Girls Catholic High School in Malden and went to work for the First National Bank of Boston. 1n 1941, she married John J. Reardon, and they began their life together in Malden. Claire is survived by her children, Paula, of Cantebury, NH, John and his wife, Patricia Johnson, of Weymouth, Mary and her husband, Dr. Gregory Thomas, of Dana Point, CA, and Joseph, and his wife Kimberly, of North Andover, as well as grandchildren, Michael Stariknok, Susan Stariknok, Stephen Stariknok, Ian Thomas, Erin Thomas, Sean Reardon and Danielle Reardon and great grandchildren, Nicholas, Cecilia, Kyra, Kate, Ellie, Erin, Briana and Caylee.
Following her years as a homemaker, Claire returned to the workforce in the Malden School System working for many years as secretary to the Superintendent of Schools. Upon her retirement she became and even more avid traveler and increased her volunteer activities, often at her beloved Immaculate Conception Parish. Most notable was her ministry as a Eucharistic Minister, bringing communion to the patients at the Glen Ridge Nursing Home into her 100th year. A salute to a life well lived.
Relatives & friends are invited to attend visiting hours at the Breslin Funeral Home, 610 Pleasant St., Malden on Friday November 4th from 3-7 PM. A Memorial Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church on Saturday November 5th at 10 AM. All are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Claire’s memory may be made to her favorite charity, Por Cristo, 77 Warren St., Brighton, MA 02135. www.porcristo.org