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Claire L. Gothreau

Posted By Bill On October 11, 2019 @ 1:21 pm In Obituaries | 7 Comments

1932 – 2019

Putnam – Claire L. (Petrin) Gothreau, 87, of Fairmount St., passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Davis Place Nursing Home. She was the loving wife of Leon N. “Bing” Gothreau. They were united in marriage on October 11, 1952 in St. Mary Church of the Visitation. Born in Putnam, she was the daughter of the late Pierre and Maria Petrin.

Mrs. Gothreau worked as a bank teller for Citizen’s National Bank and was a member of the Putnam Senior Citizens and the Daughters of Isabella. She enjoyed traveling, shopping and bowling.

In addition to her husband, Claire is survived by her son, James Gothreau of Putnam; her daughter, Elaine Richmond and her husband Clark of Pomfret Center; her sister, Florence LaRose of Putnam; her grandchildren, Michele Norman, Clinton Richmond, Paisley Gothreau, and Shai-Lin Gothreau; and her great-grandchildren, Luke Norman, Lydia Norman, Francesca Richmond and Lorenzo Richmond. She is predeceased by her brother, the late Norman “Pep” Petrin.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Claire’s family from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 in the Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 a.m. in St. Mary Church of the Visitation Church, 218 Providence St., Putnam, CT. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.


Condolences for the family of “Claire L. Gothreau”

Condolence from Mike Herlihy on October 11th, 2019 7:03 pm

Claire will be missed by all esp my mom Charlotte Herlihy, her best friend in HS. My mom always told me what a wonderful friend she was and loved her very much,

I was also fortunate to know her and have Jim as my best friend in HS

Condolence from Daphne on October 11th, 2019 7:35 pm

Deepest condolences in such a difficult time..our parents are our first Gods.. the pain and confusion of this kind of loss is of the worst I’ve experienced. All my love and wisdom and strength to Jimi and his father and family. Peace be with you.

Condolence from Dave Babbitt on October 12th, 2019 1:10 pm

Jim and family, Peg and I express our condolences….We always enjoyed your parents visits at the Senior events…. may she Rest In Peace…..Dave & Peg

Condolence from Angela Baron on October 12th, 2019 2:52 pm

Claire was a great lady. I have many memories of her when I was young. She will be deeply missed. May she Rest In Peace. Deepest condolences to her loved ones.

Condolence from Carolyn Gerrity on October 13th, 2019 6:32 pm

Jim – We are so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. May the memories of happy times comfort you during your time of loss. Mike and Carolyn Gerrity

Condolence from Maryin and Delia Fey on October 13th, 2019 8:51 pm

Dear Jimi, Bing and family,
Please accept our heartfelt condolences, and take solace in the knowledge that Claire lived good and full life and that she rests in the arms of God.
Bless her and all of you.
Your friends in the Fey family

Condolence from Pauline Woodis on October 17th, 2019 3:44 pm

Dear Bing:

My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Living out of town, I had no knowledge of Claire’s passing. I did visit her when she was at Matulaitis, but didn’t know that she left there

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