Claire Miles

Obituary of Claire H. Miles

South Hadley - Claire H. (Larivee) Miles, 98,  passed away April 6, 2021 at Baystate Medical Center. She was born on February 24, 1923 in Holyoke, MA.  Claire lived most of her life in Chicopee, MA and graduated from Chicopee High School.  She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Chicopee.  In the early 2000's she moved to Belchertown with her late husband William T. Miles.   She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Belchertown and a member of the Belchertown Senior Center.  Claire had a passion for learning and learned to play the organ later in life and how to work with computers to stay in touch with her family using Facebook and Zoom.   She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and supported them in everything they did.  Claire especially enjoyed playing Bingo and making food at horse shows that her children and grandchildren were involved in.  Besides her husband William, she was also predeceased by her mother Georgianna Boss,  her two daughters, Joanne C. Barden and Patricia J. Loncrini.    She is survived by two granddaughters, Cathy Gould of New Bern, NC and Linda Barden of Agawam, and a great grandson William Noll.   All services are private and Beers & Story South Hadley Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.  Donations may be made in her memory to the Belchertown Senior Center.  

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