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Claire J. Kalil


Monday, September 17, 2018

North Haverhill, N.H. — Claire Jeanne Kalil, 67, of Brushwood Road, died unexpectedly at her home on Thursday, September 13, 2018.

Claire was born in Lowell, MA on January 13, 1951, to Albert and Rachel (Massicotte) Vaillancourt. She married Francis C. “Frank” Kalil on July 7, 1973. In 1996, they moved from Lowell to North Haverhill.

Claire worked for Wang Computers in Lowell as a systems analyst. She served as the business manager for St. Jeanne D’Arc Parish and as an administrative assistant at the Union National Bank, both in Lowell. Most recently she has been employed as an LNA at Kendall at Hanover for 13 years.

She was the adult religious education teacher organizer at St. Marie Parish in Lowell and the religious education teacher for St. Joseph Catholic Church in Woodsville, where she was a communicant. At St. Marie’s, she was instrumental in implementing the Divine Mercy Program. Claire also volunteered for local food pantries in Lowell and Woodsville and worked for Catholic charity dinners.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Francis “Frank” Kalil of North Haverhill; a sister, Lorraine Atkins and husband Harvey of Littleton, MA; two brothers, George A. Vaillancourt of Woodsville and Donald Vaillancourt and wife Kathleen of North Haverhill; two nieces, Valerie Franchi and her children and Susan Atkins; a nephew, David Atkins; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and Faithful and True friends; along with dear friends, Stephen and Mary Cataldo and the clan. She is also survived by three brothers in law, John Kalil and wife Susan, Tony Kalil and wife Nancy, and Mark Kalil and partner Brett Butkus; and a special cousin, Betty Cloutier of North Haverhill.

There will be no calling hours.

A funeral mass will be on Friday, September 21st at 11 AM in St. Joseph Catholic Church, 15 Pine Street, Woodsville, with Father Maria Sebastian Susairaj, HGN, officiating.

A private burial will be observed at a later date in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Bath, NH.

For more information or to offer an online condolence, please visit www.rickerfh.com

Ricker Funeral Home & Cremation Care of Woodsville is in charge of arrangements.