Claire R. Ross - Cumberland

Claire R. Ross - Cumberland

Claire R. Ross, 88, of Mendon Road, passed on July 12, 2013, at the Grandview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center following a short illness.

She was the wife of the late Andre Ross. They had been married for 62 years. Born in Willimantic, Conn., she was the daughter of the late Hector and Rosilda (Boulais) Lussier and the sister of Claudette Swider and the late Madeleine Dumont and Bernadette Yanisch.

She was the devoted mother of four sons, Richard (Joanne) of Coventry, Gerard (Shelley) of Attleboro, Mass., Ronald (Maggie) of Discovery Bay, Calif., and Robert (Michelle) of Beaverton, Ore. She was the proud Memere of 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren who adored her and she enjoyed them very much.

Claire was co-owner/Operator of “Pop & Andy’s” family Variety Store in Central Falls for many years. She also worked at the former Healthtex Corp., before her retirement. Claire was a devout communicant of St. John Vianney Church in Cumberland.

Her funeral will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Road, Route 122, Cumberland, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. John Vianney Church, Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland. Burial will be private. Relatives and friends are warmly invited. Visiting hours will be held Monday from 5 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the American Heart Association, 222 Richmond St, Providence, RI 02903 or to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, Mass., 01701.