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Marie-Claire (Plourde) Courchaine

Marie-Claire (Plourde) Courchaine
  • July 14, 1926 - January 13, 2017
  • Marlborough, Massachusetts

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“I am sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort be with you during your time of mourning. Isaiah 61:1,2 ; Matthew 5:4 ”
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“Ray & Jeanne, so sorry to hear of your moms' passing. She certainly suffered for a long time. I have lots of wonderful memories of the times spent...Read More »
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“My condolences go out to the family May she rest in peace and watch over her loved ones. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Beth Shackett - Worcester, MA

“To Claire's Family,Sorry for the loss of your Mother, I knew her through St, Mary's Lady of the Assumption Guild. We had many great times together, ...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Mary Ellen peloquin - lancaster, MA

“I'm very sorry for your loss, Your mother was a kind hearted woman with a beautiful smile. She was neighbors of my father in law on French hill. ...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Eileen Langevin - Marlborough

“I'm so sorry for your loss. May god bless your family ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Gloria Manning - Clinton, MA

“Ray & Jeanne,My deepest sympathy to both of you and your family. I remember your mother well while growing up on French Hill. She truly has a special...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Noel Evers - Sterling, MA

“So sorry for your loss, you wil always have in your hearts Ray and Jean. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Richard Demers - Sudbury, MA

“Jeanne and Ray and family,So sorry to hear about your Mom, hopefully she is in a better place. Prayers for you and your family. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Cheryl Demers - White Bird, ID

“Marie was one of the sweetest Woman I had the pleasure to meet and know. I remember her and her husband at every baseball game her grandson Brian...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Veola Shannon-Krieger - MA


Marie-Claire (Plourde) Courchaine, 90, of Marlborough, MA, died Friday, January 13, 2017. Born in Manchester, New Hampshire, she was the daughter of the late Omer J. and Mathilde (Janelle) Plourde and the wife of the late Roger Courchaine, who died in 2012.
Claire led her life just as she faced the challenges of Huntington's Chorea, with dignity and without complaint. She loved raising her children, caring for her family and her home. She was a wonderful friend and neighbor, always helping where needed and happy for other's good fortune.
A cum laude graduate of St. Anne's Academy, Claire was a member of the former St. Mary's Parish, and Our Lady of the Assumption Guild.
She is survived by her son, Raymond Courchaine of Marlborough and her daughter, Jeanne Stanford and her husband Rollin of Murray, Utah, her grandchildren, Danielle Teele, Nicole Lewis, Brian Courchaine, Matthew Stanford and Rachel Matheson, several great- grandchildren, her sister-in-law, Jeanne Plourde of Marlborough and many nieces and nephews. She was also the mother of the late Paulette and Suzanne Courchaine and the sister of the late Theresa Raiano, Cecile Kemp and J. Paul Plourde.
Claire's family wishes to thank her physician, Dr. Michele Ricard and her nurse practitioner, Judy Grivetti for their expertise and professionalism as well as the staff at Marlborough Hills Health Care Center and Coleman House in Northborough for the care and kindness Claire received.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 10:00 am at St. Matthias Church, 409 Hemenway St., Marlborough, MA. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Beach St., Marlborough.
Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Huntington Disease Society of America, www.hdsa.org