MANCHESTER, N.H. – Claire (Twomey) Varney, 91, died March 21, 2013. She was born Aug. 12, 1921, in Biddeford, daughter of Jeremiah and Corinne (Gonneville) Twomey.
After the death of her mother at a young age, Claire was raised by Thomas and Margery Welch from age 12.
She was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Willard P. Varney, in 1998; and lifelong friend, Mary Catherine Wood. Family members include her daughter, Sue Devine and husband, Daniel, of Manchester, N.H.; one son, Thomas Varney and wife, Judith, of Hingham, Mass.; three granddaughters, Julie Devine, Sarah Varney and Eliza Graham; godchild, Nancy (Twomey) Nicholson of Hamilton, Mass.; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., corner of North Street, Manchester, N.H. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, Meetinghouse Road, Bedford. Burial will be after at St. Joseph Cemetery, Bedford. Donations may be made to to Courville at Manchester, Care of Recreation Department, 44 West Webster St., Manchester, NH 03104.
Go to www.lambertfuneralhome.com.