Salem — Claire C. (Dionne) DiTroia, 72, died Monday, September 16, 2013, in the DeRham Hospice House, Cambridge, following an extended illness.
Born in Beverly on May 3, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Emile A. and Jane M. (Pelletier) Dionne. She was a graduate of Beverly High School and had resided in Salem most of her life.
Claire was employed as a supervisor at Wal-Mart in Salem for over ten years. She also once worked at the former Parker Bros. in Salem for many years until they closed. Claire had many interests and friends. She truly enjoyed going to the casinos with family and friends as much as should could. She was a member of many social clubs in Salem and an active member of the Lafayette Club where she enjoyed playing Cribbage with friends. For years she collected all types of exquisite dolls which she displayed around her house.
Claire is survived by a son, Michael DiTroia of Dover N.H.; a sister, Janet (Dionne) Lessard and her husband, Roland, of Salem; three grandchildren, Laura DiTroia of Phoenix, Ariz., Jonathan DiTroia of Berkeley, Calif., and Sarah DiTroia of Sanford, Maine; several nieces and nephews and many dear friends.
Claire’s family wishes to thank the staff of DeRham Hospice House of Cambridge for the outstanding care and support she received.
ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral service will be held on Saturday in the Grondin Funeral Home, 376 Cabot St., Beverly at 11 a.m. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 9-11 a.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. Interment will be held in Central Cemetery, Beverly. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the DeRham Hospice House, 65 Chilton St., Cambridge, MA 02138. For more information and to send online condolences, please visit www.grondinfuneralservices.com.