1938 – 2018
Putnam – Claire M. Yargeau, 80, of River Rd. passed away Sunday December 23, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of the late Roland “Pete” Yargeau, who passed away on February 9, 1991. Born in Putnam, she was the daughter of the late Edgar and Juliette (Larose) Durand.
Claire’s life was hallmarked by a deep selfless love for her family. She tirelessly cared for her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, neighbors and friends while working a full-time job in positions related to accounting/payroll. She loved caring and serving wonderful meals as well as sending meals to those in need around her. Her character was one of deep respect, loyalty, love, hard work and integrity. She enjoyed a clean house, camping, playing cards, living on Quasset Lake and evening campfires with family and friends. She enjoyed her past twenty years living on Flagler Beach in Florida. Claire’s family was the center of her life. Claire will be greatly missed.
Claire is survived by her children; Donna Abend and her husband Dick of Danvers, MA, Debbie LaBonte and husband Steve of Putnam, Peter Yargeau of Woodstock, Daniel Yargeau and wife Michelle of Putnam; her brother, Edgar “T-Boy” Durand and his wife Charleen of Putnam; her sister, Lorraine Moser and her husband William of Ft. Pierce, FL., ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial for Claire on Saturday January 19, 2019 at 10: 00 a.m. in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St., Putnam, CT followed by burial in Quassett Cemetery in Woodstock, CT. Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory have been entrusted with her arrangements. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.