Mrs. Claire (Dowd) Canty

  • Died: May 11, 2019
  • Location: Reading, Massachusetts

Doherty Barile Family Funeral Home

11 Linden Street
Reading, MA 01867

Tel. 781.944.1589

Tribute & Message From The Family


Claire (Dowd) Canty, of Reading, passed away peacefully on Saturday May 11, 2019.

Born in Lawrence, Claire was the loving daughter of the late John Dowd and Anne (Foley) Dowd. Claire was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Claire graduated from Emmanuel College with a degree in Chemistry and had a career at Arthur D Little as a Chemist and Senior Consultant. She was very active in the community of St. Athanasius Parish and served in many leadership roles there. She was an avid reader. For many years she enjoyed volunteering at the Recording for the Blind. Upon retirement Claire enjoyed traveling.

Claire was the beloved wife of the late Richard Canty. Devoted mother of the late Stephen Canty and Michael Canty and his surviving wife Anne. Loving grandmother of Liam Canty. Devoted sister of Kathleen Dowd. Also survived by 2 brother in laws, 1 sister in law and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Doherty Barile Family Funeral Home 11 Linden St. READING Wednesday May 22, 2019 at 10:30 am followed by a Funeral Mass Celebrating Claire's Eternal Life in St. Athanasius Church 300 Haverhill St. Reading at 11:30 am. Interment will be in Forest Glen Cemetery, Reading.

Family and friends are kindly invited to gather and share memories with the family on Tuesday May 21, 2019 from 4 pm to 7:30 pm in the funeral home. Parking attendants and elevator available.

Please consider donations in memory of Claire to Joslin Diabetes Center, One Joslin Place Boston, MA 02215.