Obituary: Claire McCaffery Sharpe, 107

by | Jan 22, 2018

Claire (McCaffrey) Sharpe, a loving mother, grandmother and aunt passed away at the amazing age of 107 on Jan. 18, at the Saint Elizabeth Home in East Greenwich, R.I. She was predeceased by her husband Howard F. Sharpe in 1959. Mrs. Sharpe was born April 1, 1910, in Providence to the late Peter James and Mary Agnes (Scheuren) McCaffrey.

Claire was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Church and served as a Eucharistic Minister. She was a devoted Catholic and was faithful to the parish as they were also to her. She was the recipient of the Post “Golden” Cane as the longest and oldest resident in the Town of East Greenwich.

She is survived by her three daughters: Roberta McMahon (late husband Robert) of Warwick, R.I.; Kathleen Sharpe of East Greenwich, R.I., and Paula Hiebert (husband Theodore) of Homewood, Ill.; two grandchildren: Nicholas S. Hiebert (wife Eleanor Doig) of Concord, Mass., and Mary C. Hiebert (husband Clayton Shoppa) of Brooklyn, N.Y.; nieces: Anne McCaffrey of Seattle, Wash., Leah Miller of Riverside, Calif., and Ellen McKenna of South Kingstown, R.I. and a nephew: Paul McCaffrey of East Greenwich, R.I. She is predeceased by her brother, Joseph S. McCaffrey and sister Ruth McCaffrey.

Visitation and funeral gathering was Monday, Jan. 22, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home, 659 East Greenwich Ave., West Warwick, immediately followed with a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, 3rd Street, East Greenwich at 11 a.m. Burial followed in St. Ann’s Cemetery, Cranston, R.I.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Third Street, East Greenwich, R.I. 02818 or Saint Elizabeth Home, One Saint Elizabeth Way, East Greenwich, R.I. 02818.

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