Beatrice R. Claffey, 91, of Grassmere Terrace Massena died Sunday, June 6, 2010 at the Massena Memorial Hospital. There will be no services or calling hours. Burial will be at a later date at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sacred Heart Sanctuary Fund or the Massena Rescue Squad.
Mrs. Claffey was survived by two sisters, Mrs. Harold (Geraldine) Reichman of Cody, WY and Ms. Leona McGrath of Massena; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Eugene (Patricia) McGrath and Mrs. Harold (Carolyn) McGrath both of Massena; also several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Lester C. Claffey on April 18, 1992; three sisters, Audrey Rinaldi, Catherine Durocher and Frances Wilson; and three brothers, Eugene, Donald and Harold McGrath.
She was born in Massena, February 25, 1919 the daughter of Charles and Nina Merkley McGrath. She attended Massena schools and worked in the Puritan Store in Massena. She later completed a course in Beauty School in Watertown, NY and established shops on Maple St. and Ames St. in Massena. On June 18 1938, she married Lester C. Claffey at Sacred Heart Church, Massena, officiated by Rev. Luker.
Mrs. Claffey loved to knit, crochet, read and spend time with her family.
Friends and family may make memorial contributions to Sacred Heart Sanctuary Fund or Massena Rescue Squad. Condolences may be made to www.phillipsmemorial.com.