Cartwright Funeral Homes


CAVANAUGH , Claire M. (Hamrock) of Braintree, formerly of Dorchester, suddenly, but surrounded by her family, October 27, 2017 at the age of 76. Beloved wife of Deacon Michael J. Cavanaugh of Braintree. Loving mother of Tracy Graham and her husband James of Pembroke, Christine Giglio and her husband Thomas of Canton, and Michael P. Cavanaugh and his wife Angela of Braintree. Cherished grandmother of Colin, Caitlin, Liam and Meghan Graham; Matthew, Rose and Theresa Giglio; Julianne and Audrey Cavanaugh. Devoted sister of Paul Hamrock of Weymouth and the late John and Mary Hamrock. Daughter of the late Patrick and Catherine (Powell) Hamrock. For the past 15 years, Claire served as the Bereavement Coordinator at St. Clare Parish in Braintree, where she offered support and comfort to many families. She was also a Eucharistic minister, lector and member of St. Clare’s for 47 years, proudly sharing her faith with those around her. Claire enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and was known for her quick wit and humor. She was full of life and will be greatly missed by those who were blessed to have known her. Reposing at the Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home, 845 Washington Street, Braintree, until 9:00 AM on Friday, November 3rd, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM in St. Clare Church, 1244 Liberty Street, Braintree. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours Thursday, November 2nd, 4:00 - 8:00 PM. Burial in Blue Hill Cemetery at a later date. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made in Claire’s name to the American Heart Association or the Alzheimer’s Association.

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