Claire A. Fontaine
Claire A. Fontaine
  • June 5, 1928 - April 3, 2017
  • Massachusetts

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Claire A. Fontaine, age 88, entered eternal rest on April 3, 2017 at home with her family at her side.

Born in Central Falls, RI, a daughter of the late Joseph and Nellie (Lacki) Travers, she was a resident of New Bedford and a member of St. James Church for over 65 years.

Claire was a homemaker and loved to read.

She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Raymond Fontaine; three sons, David Fontaine and wife Kathy of Harwich, James Fontaine of Exeter, RI, and Christopher Fontaine and wife Susan of Westport; two daughters, Constance Teixeira and husband Gabriel of Fall River and Elizabeth Fontaine of New Bedford; three grandchildren, Julie Fontaine and husband Chris DeAngelis, John Fontaine and Jeffrey Fontaine and wife Lindsay; two great-grandchildren, Kade and Ellis DeAngelis; a sister, Rose Avizinis of Cranston; a brother, John Travers of Cranston and several nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Thomas Fontaine and sister of the late Constance McBride.

Her Funeral will be held Monday, April 10, 2017 at 9:00AM from the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at DARTMOUTH, 230 Russells Mills Rd., Dartmouth followed by her Funeral Mass at 10:00AM at St. James Church, 233 County St., New Bedford. Burial in Rural Cemetery, New Bedford. Visiting hours will be Sunday from 4:00PM to 7:00PM. Contributions in her honor may be made to Hope Hospice, 765 Attucks Ln., Hyannis, MA 02601. For tributes and online registration: