Obituary: Claire (Roy) Shugrue, 88
Jul 22, 2017 12:52PM ● Published by Theresa Gilman
Claire (Roy) Shugrue
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, November 15, 1928, a daughter of the late Onesine and the late Irene (Geoffroy) Roy, she attended St. Jeanne D’Arc School and was a graduate of St. Joseph High School both in Lowell. Eager to further her education, she then went on to graduate from the School of Nursing at the former Lowell Trade School (now known as the Greater Lowell Technical High School).
A longtime parishioner of St. Margaret Church in Lowell, she was also a member of the Oblate Mission Club and the Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality.
An avid golfer, Claire was a member of Mt. Pleasant Golf Club in Lowell for over 50 years. She was also a member of the Lowell, Dracut and Chelmsford Senior Centers. Above all else though, she loved taking trips and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Claire is survived by eight children Elizabeth A. Santagati of Lowell, Janyce M. Breton and her husband Michael of Dracut, MA, Brenda J. Lorrey and her fiance Fernando Carvalho of Center Barnstead, NH, Elinor L. Sadlier of Lowell, James B. Shugrue, Jr. and his wife Mary Lynn of Lowell, Roberta F. Woelfel and her husband Timothy of Lowell, Dorothy C. Dodge and her husband William of New Boston, NH and William H. Shugrue of Lowell; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a sister Rita (Corcoran) Meinholtz of Windham, NH; many nieces and nephews; her “seventh” daughter JoAnn Keegan of Lowell; and her many special friends.
She was also grandmother of the late Kevin M. Breton and Edward “Teddy” Dillon, sister of the late Blanche Stewart, Annette Grondine, Alice Duff, Theresa Wilson, George Roy and Cecile Regan and mother-in-law of the late Charles S. Santagati, Jr.