Claire J. (Paul) Hutchinson, 80

Claire J. (Paul) Hutchinson, 80, of Plaistow, formerly of Haverhill, passed away Friday, Dec. 12.

Born in Haverhill, she was the daughter of the late Clarence V. and Jane H. (Fyfe) Paul. She was educated in the Haverhill school system. Hutchinson was a homemaker who cherished her family. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved knitting, crocheting and teaching her granddaughters the same. She also enjoyed spending time with her many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

The widow of James Hutchinson, who passed away in 1981 she leaves three sons, Michael J. and his wife, Jean M. (Archambault) Hutchinson, of Haverhill, John D. Hutchinson and his wife, Therese, of Sandown, N.H., and Don P. Hutchinson and his wife Wendy, of Plaistow, N.H., two daughters; Jeannie A. Thompson and her husband, David W., of Bradford, and Diane C. Busi, and her husband, Robert, of Plaistow, N.H., a brother, Redmond E. Paul and his wife, Sandra, of Haverhill, two sisters; Audrey E. McGowan, of Dover, N.H., and Mary Ellen Petit and her husband, Paul, of Merrimac, eleven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, David Paul, Gene Paul and Donald Paul.

Friends and family are respectfully invited to call on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St. (Rte. 125) Haverhill. Funeral services for Hutchinson will be held Tuesday morning at 10 in the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery, Salem Sreet, Bradford. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept.142, Memphis TN, 38148-0142.