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Claire Blair, 79

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. - Claire (Arnold) Blair, 79, of North Adams, Mass., died Sunday, November 24, 2019, at Berkshire Medical Center.

She was born in Stamford, Vt., on September 23, 1940, daughter of Ludger and Rose (Courtemanche) Arnold. She attended Drury High School.

Claire worked at BerkMatics for over 30 years until her retirement. She was a communicant of St. Elizabeth of Hungary and St. John Bosco Churches. Claire enjoyed playing bingo, trips to the casino and a glass of wine with ice cubes.

She was the widow of Raymond F. Blair, who died on April 22, 2013. They were married on June 28, 1958.

Survivors include two daughters, Ruth Snow and her husband, Larry, of Arlington, Vt., and Jennifer Blair and her partner, Mike Rich of Adams; four grandchildren, Stacy Snow Lee, April Houran, Larry Snow Jr. and Lukas Yelle; seven great-grandchildren, Megan, Ryan, Nicole, Madison, Lisa, Katie and Katelyn; her honorary grandchildren, Jackie and Samantha Rich; one sister, Susan Dupuis of Readsboro; and nieces and nephews.

Three brothers and two sisters are deceased, including Rose Ouimette, Georgette Hazzard and Albert, Aime and Rosaire Arnold.

Funeral notice: The funeral for Claire Blair will be Friday, November 29, 2019, at 11 a.m. at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St., North Adams, Mass. Burial will be private. Calling hours will be Friday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to Berkshire Humane Society or Second Chance Animal Shelter in care of the funeral home. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit

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SO sorry for your lose Jen
from: Matt ostrowskion: 12-01-2019

I'm so Sorry for your loss. My she rest in peace
from: David Benoiton: 11-27-2019

I'm So Sorry for your loss. Claire was a Wonderful
Woman. I met Claire again in 2012 when I went back
to work at Berkmatics in the inspection part of the
business. She was my Mentor and my friend. She loved Bob Seger, and when the song, Old Time Rock n Roll came on the radio, she would crank it up and dance. She loved that song. My memories of her. ❤️
from: Deborah Moreyon: 11-26-2019

Sorrow for your entire family and your loss of such a beautiful, wonderful lady. What power that little bitty lady had she found the good in everyone and made us feel like Kings & Queens. She had a prayer for everything and everyone. I feel incredibly blessed and lucky to have known Claire and will cherish the great memories.
from: Susan Lefaveron: 11-26-2019

So sorry for your loss, Jen.
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