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Born: November 3, 1926

Place of Birth: Lowell, MA

Death: April 20, 2013

Place of Death: Lowell, MA

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M.R. Laurin & Son Funeral Home
Lowell, MA

Claire M. (Berard) Laurent

    November 3, 1926  -  April 20, 2013

Life Legacy

Claire M. (Berard) Laurent; 86
...Loving Wife, Mother & Grandmother...

LOWELL: - Mrs. Claire M. (Berard) Laurent, age 86, a lifelong resident of Lowell, died early Saturday morning with her loving family by her side, April 20th, 2013 at the D'Youville Center for Advanced Therapy following a long illness. For 66 years, she was the beloved wife of Elphege "Bill" Laurent.

She was born in Lowell MA, November 3rd, 1926, daughter of the late Louis & Jeanne (Carignan) Berard. She received her education at St. Joseph school and was a parishioner of the former Ste. Jeanne D'Arc Church in Pawtucketville.

In her earlier years, Claire devoted her time to raising her family. Prior to her retirement, she worked as a Cardiology Technician at Lowell General Hospital for 20 years.

Besides her loving husband, Elphege, she is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Jeannine & David Marr of Lowell; five sons and daughters-in-law, Paul & Lauretta Laurent of Dracut, Richard & Elaine Laurent of Wilton, NH, Emile & Joanne Laurent of Dracut, Ronald & Beverly Laurent of Epping, NH, Robert & Elaine Laurent of Dracut; a sister, Theresa Sawyer, of Lowell; five brothers and four sisters-in-law, Raymond & Pauline Berard of Dracut, Andre "Andy" & Sue Berard of Pelham, Donald & Louise Berard of Salem, NH, Maurice Berard of Haverhill, Jean & Lois Berard of Nashua; 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; many nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. She was the mother of the late Lucille Dion who passed in Feb. 2003, and sister of the late Emile, Paul, Robert, Irene and Cecile Berard, Jeannette Bedard, Yvette Champagne and Aline Laurent.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives & friends may call at the M.R. LAURIN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 295 Pawtucket St., Lowell, on Tuesday April 23, 2013 from 3:00 until 8:00 PM. Funeral Wednesday morning with a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10:00 am at St. Marguerite D'Youville Parish, 1340 Lakeview Ave., Dracut, MA 01826. For online condolences or directions, please visit online memorial at