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Mrs. Claire (Dowd) Canty
  • Joslin Diabetes Center
    One Joslin Place
    Boston, MA 02215

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“I met Claire at St. Athanasius Church,many years ago. She was always kind & caring to all. I will miss her.. Rest in peace dear friend. ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Carol Amico - Reading, MA

“Such an important part of our St. Athanasius family, Claire will be missed by all who knew her. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Patti Beckman - Reading, MA

“In some ways, Claire often felt like a surrogate mother to me, and when she asked how I was, it was never a pro forma question -- she really wanted...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Michael Terry - Reading, MA

“I will miss Claire Canty. It was always so wonderful to see her at the 4:00 Mass. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Michael Terry - Reading, MA

“Claire called me her adopted sister. It is a title I will treasure forever. She left her footprints on my heart and though she will be gone from my...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Nancy MacAllister - Reading, MA

“Kay & Family,We are all saddened to hear of the passing of Claire. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.Dr Vouras & Staff ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Lisa Vouras DMD - Reading, MA

“Mike told me about his mom on one of our first dates. He proudly talked about his mother's very accomplished career at Arthur D. Little. Mike said...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Annie & Liam Canty

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Love The Torra Family ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Mary Torra - Neighbor

“Dear Family,I am very sorry to hear about Claire's passing. Please accept my sincere sympathy. Please know that I am praying for you all and sending...Read More »

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.