1935 – 2010
Quinebaug, CT – Claire (Guerin) McGee, 75, of Charlene Drive, died Tuesday, November 16, 2010 in UMass Hospital University Campus, Worcester, MA. She was the loving wife of Donald J. McGee for 55 years. Born in Worcester, MA, she was the daughter of the late Philias and Emma (Lambert) Guerin.
Mrs. McGee graduated from Holy Name High School in Worcester in 1953. She went on to graduate from Clark University in 1968 with a B.A. in English. She worked at the former American Optical Corporation for 24 years as a Patent Administrator before continuing this position in the private sector until her retirement in 1998.
She spent her retirement years going on a number of cruises, as well as typing for her husbands books, and enjoying time with her grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Claire is survived by her sons, Michael McGee of Charlton, MA; Thomas McGee and his wife Denise of Oxford, MA, Donald McGee and his wife Jean of Charlton, MA; her daughter, Maryellen Menzone and her husband Anthony of Agawam, MA; her sisters, Cecile Deschenes of Auburn, MA, and Lorraine McDonough of Marassas, VA; her grandchildren, Lisa, Joseph and his wife Jessica, and Domenic Menzone all of Agawam, MA, Timothy McGee of Charlton, MA, Carolyn, Donald, and Patrick McGee all of Charlton, MA, and Thomas, William and Mathew McGee all of Oxford, MA. She was predeceased by her brothers, Paul Guerin, George Guerin, Norman Guerin, and Richard Guerin; and her daughter in-law, Marlene McGee.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Claire’s family from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, November 19, 2010 in the Valade Funeral Home, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale CT. A gathering will begin at 12:00 pm on Saturday, November 20, 2010 in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 pm in St. Joseph Church, 20 Main St., N. Grosvenordale. Burial at a later date in Saint Joseph Cemetery. For guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.