Claire J. Beland

  • Born: June 12, 1942
  • Died: December 30, 2018
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-6951

Tribute & Message From The Family

Claire J. Beland, 76, of Manchester, died December 30, 2018 at Harris Hill Center in Concord, after a period of declining health.

She was born in Lawrence, MA to Edgar and Marie Rose (Beauchesne) Beland. She received her Bachelor's Degree from The University of Lowell.
Claire worked as a Teacher for Manchester West High School until retirement.

The family includes two sisters, Gloria Nayor and husband William and Celeste Sickorez and husband Mark; nephews Paul Goulet and wife Sandra, Claude Goulet, Jay Sickorez and his wife Samantha, David Sickorez, and Keith Sickorez; 2 great nephews Zachary Sickorez and Donavan Sickorez; best friend Patricia Sjogren as well as many friends over the years.

The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to Claire's caretaker David Wilson.

A Funeral Service was held on Friday, January 4, 2019 in the chapel at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., Manchester.

Memorial donations may be made to ASPCA, 424 E. 92nd St. New York, NY 10128-6804.


Condolence & Memory Journal


So sorry to hear of the Claire's death. I remember her from the 50's. Her brother Charlie and i were classmates for 8 years of grammar school at St. Anne's. Every member of the Beland family was gentle, kind and loving.

Posted by Sandy Galipeau-Pastor - Ponce Inlet, FL - Friend   February 11, 2019

You were a supportive colleague and dedicated educator. We all benefitted from your presence. May your soul be peaceful. Mary-Ann Sullivan

Posted by Mary Ann Sullivan - Rye Beach, NH - Coworker   January 16, 2019

I got a call from the people who bought her home to tell me of Claire's passing. I am in shock and sadden by this news. I have been her neighbor for 27 years. To Celeste and Gloria I wish you my deepest condolences.
Annette Dube

Posted by Annette Dube - Manchester, NH - Neighbor   January 10, 2019

May God bless Clair and keep her for all eternity. Rest In Peace.

Posted by Ben Gamache - Manchester, NH - Friend   January 09, 2019

Claire was in my regular lunch period at West High School in the 1960's. She was mostly quiet with a pleasant attitude. She will be missed. A kind person.
Bunny Donelson

Posted by Bunny Donelson - Auburn, NH   January 08, 2019

I remember you as a caring teacher. Rest easy Ms. Beland

Posted by Sandy Howard - Hampton Beach, NH   January 04, 2019

My husband Jerry, had her as an English teacher at West HS. We have had the opportunity to get to know her on a personal level, at the WHS dinner get togethers the last couple years, the most recent for the Christmas gathering. We will miss her presence.

Posted by Jerry Paris - Manchester, NH - Student   January 04, 2019

She was more then a Teacher she was my friend.

Posted by rick Jones - Hillsboro, NH - student   January 03, 2019

Rest In Peace,Claire!

Posted by Gail Emerson - Manchester, NH   January 03, 2019

Till we meet again, cousin. Rest in peace.

Jean Dolan and family

Posted by jean dolan - Methuen, MA - Family   January 03, 2019

You were and always will be a dear friend. All the trips to Massachusetts looking for relatives trying new restaurants while traveling. We had such a good time. I keep waiting for our daily phone conversations even knowing that it won't happen. She loved the last family gathering and spoke about it so often. I miss you Claire. Love you.

Posted by Pat Van Den Berghe - Manchester, NH - Friend   January 03, 2019

So sad at this time .i remember having her aa a teacher .she will be missed

Posted by Cindy Soucy - Manchester, NH - Student   January 02, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear of Ms. Beland's passing. My husband had her as a teacher at West. I loved seeing her in the hallways at West, she always had a wonderful smile on her face. Hugs!

Posted by Lynne & Bryan McDonough-Covey - Manchester, NH - Student   January 02, 2019

I am sorry to hear of the passing of Ms. Beland. She was a wonderful teacher and a lovely woman. Prayers for her family and friends. May she rest in peace.

Posted by Kathy Dion - NH   January 02, 2019


I will miss you my friend. Claire was so happy to have that final dinner with her family before Christmas. She talked about it all the way home, she was equally happy to attend the West High gathering in December. It should be no surprise how quickly she made friends in her new community. We shall miss your humor and friendship. Rest in eternal peace amongst your ancestors

Posted by David Wilson - MANCHESTER, NH - Friend   January 02, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss she was an awesome teacher and will be missed

Posted by Bill Hanley - Manchester, NH - Friend   January 02, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. she was an amazing teacher and a wonderful person! she will be missed!

Posted by A friend   January 02, 2019

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Posted by Deborah Anderson - Dade city, FL - student   January 02, 2019

My deepest sympathy. She was such a beautiful soul. She never forgot her students, and she was loved by so many. Now she is in the hands of God, full of peace and joy.

Posted by Jeanne Sample - Manchester, NH   January 01, 2019


Thank you for the knowledge you shared. Thank you for the patience you had with this stubborn student. Although it has been many years I always remembered the care and attention you had with all of us at West. Through the years I have enjoyed our friendship. I am both blessed and grateful to have known you. Until we meet again friend..❤

Posted by Christopher Rodrigue - Manchester, NH - Friend   January 01, 2019

Dear Gloria , Celeste & other familiy members,
Im Kass Browns sister Ree. I spent time with Claire & Kass together msny times over the years. Claire & I talked about out love felines. I offer my condolences on your loss.I know she suffered with Chronic pain recently. It makes the loss no less intense, but you may find some comfort in knowing the pain has ended. I will miss her smiling as she shared her cat adventures. I wish you strength as you grieve Keeping you in my thoughts & prayers,"Ree"

Posted by AnnMarie Ball - Manchester, NH - Friend   January 01, 2019

I am extending my condolences to the family of Claire J. Beland. May the entire family find peace in knowing that God cares for you and will help you during these difficult times. 1 Peter 5:6,7

Posted by J B    January 01, 2019

God speed to Claire's soul and may joyful memories keep her rooted in the hearts of those who loved her.

Posted by Diane Buchholz Bolduc - Manchester, NH   December 31, 2018

So sorry to hear this news today. It is heartbreaking to hear of a teachers passing. I remember her fondly from the days of ole' West High in the 70's. My sincere condolences to her family.

Posted by Grace Freije - Manchester, NH   December 31, 2018


May her memory be eternal!

Posted by Andrea Zissi - Bedford, NH - Student   December 31, 2018