Obituaries: Claire ‘Bo’ Gagnon


Claire “Bo” (Dube) Gagnon, 75, of Terryville, widow of Ernest B. Gagnon, died peacefully at her home after battling cancer for 18 months.

Claire was born on Feb. 17, 1941 in Eagle Lake, Maine, daughter of the late Leo and Jean (Vaillancourt) Dube.  Prior to her retirement she was employed by Risdon Mfg. of Thomaston.  She was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church, Terryville.  She was a great mother, sister, grandmother and adored her great granddaughter, Kalie.  Claire loved feeding the birds.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Tina and Donald Ray of Terryville; her brothers, Roland Dube and Donald Dube both of Maine; her sisters, Dolores Paradis of Maine, Jean Dube of Maine, Norma Torza of Colchester; her great granddaughter, Kalie Smith and her mother, Sarah.  She was predeceased by her son, Keith and grandsons, Nicholas and Michael Smith.

A memorial mass will be held on Friday, Sept. 9, 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, Terryville. Entombment will be in Holy Family Mausoleum, Bristol.  Scott Funeral Home, 169 Main St., Terryville is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.