Somerville/Medford Remembering Claire Marie (O’Brien) Horrigan

Claire Marie (O’Brien) Horrigan, formerly of Somerville, Mass, passed away on January 18, 2023 in Hampton, NH at the age of 96.

Daughter of Irene (Zocchi) O’Brien and James O’Brien. Beloved wife of the late Albert Francis Horrigan, Claire was the devoted and caring mother of five children. She was predeceased by her son, Michael Horrigan. She is survived by her daughter, Irene Renault (Mark Renault) of Laguna Beach, California, her son Mark Horrigan (Nancy Horrigan) of Marblehead, Mass.,her daughter Janet Martini (Leo Martini) of Somerville, Mass and her son Sean Horrigan of West Roxbury, Mass. She is also survived by her devoted sister Rosanne O’Brien (Richard Belin) of Bedford, Mass. Her brothers Donald O’Brien and Warren O’Brien predeceased her.

She was the caring, and very fun grandmother of David Martini, Troy Martini, Ryan Horrigan Peter Renault, Matthew Renault and Laura (Renault) Radtke. She loved hearing about her five
great grandchildren ( Bradley Renault, Kinsley Renault, Bailey Renault, Kennedy Radtke and Janie Renault) often asking. “How are all the babies?”

She is also survived by many nieces and nephews that held a very special place in her heart. Carrie, Brad and Tori Belin were more like grandchildren to her.

Claire, a member of the Greatest Generation, was truly one of a kind. Her resilience and determination coupled with optimism, inspired everyone who crossed her path. She loved her family, and she loved to have some fun. Traveling, dancing, theatre, reading, cooking were some of her passions.

Services will be held on Saturday, January 28th. Visitation at Keefe’s funeral home (Cambridge) from 9:30 to 10:30 followed by a funeral mass at 11:00 am. St. Catherine’s of Genoa Church, 185 Summer Street, Somerville Mass 02143

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