Claire Marie Hendrickson
Claire Marie Hendrickson
  • March 23, 1927 - March 22, 2017
  • Binghamton, New York

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Claire Marie Hendrickson passed away March 22, 2017. She was met with open arms by her husband Leon Hendrickson and their baby boy, her parents Vincent and Hilda Calvey, her brother Vincent Calvey, her best friend Kay Hudy and her beautiful grandchildren, Tyler Brown, William Hudy and Stephanie Hudy and her nephew David. Claire will be missed by her five - yes five - daughters and their families, Lynn and Patrick Meno, Lee Hendrickson, Debra Hayes and John Graham, Cathy and Mick Brown, and Michelle and Andrew Arpey, her grandchildren Tamie Jones, Tom Stevens, Neal Brown, Nicole Webster, Donald Hayes, Jack and Tice Arpey and her fourteen great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Mary and her husband Charlie Merics, her brother Tom Calvey and his wife Audrey and her dear friends, John and Mary Meno. Michelle was her favorite daughter, though Lee really thought she was, Debbie wouldn't believe she was, Cathy didn't care and Lynn knew she was the first and only. But she loved us all and we knew it. Claire was born March 23, 1927 in her beloved hometown of Avoca, PA. She told endless stories about her happy childhood with her parents and siblings. She loved to have her family over for dinner and made excellent fried chicken, stuffed shells, pot roast, meat loaf and dilly burgers, of course. Claire was an excellent seamstress and quilted for hours making sure she finished at least one for each of her daughters and grandchildren. She did everything she could to make her daughters' lives special and we will miss her terribly. Everyone in heaven will be happy she joined them for she can sing like an angel! A funeral service will be held on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Wm. R. Chase & Son Funeral Home. Those wishing to make donation's in Claire's memory may do so to Elizabeth Church Manor, 863 Front Street, Binghamton, NY 13905.