Clare C. Lawless

Sep 4 1925
Dec 20 2020
95 Years
Highland Township

Clare C.Lawless passed away peacefully at her home in Highland Township, PA on Sunday, Dec. 20th, 2020. She was 95. Born in Meriden, CT she is the daughter of John and Frances Curry. Upon graduation from Meriden High School, she attended Willimantic Teachers College before being recruited as a stewardess for United Airlines.

Clare is preceded by her loving husband of 40 years, John F. Lawless Esq. who served as a Naval Officer in WWII. Also, by siblings Margery Scully of Clinton, CT and Jack Curry and David Curry of Meriden, CT. She is survived by sister Winifred Saunders and brother Capt. Leo Curry USN (Ret) of West Chester, PA and by her four children, daughters Mary Lawless and Curry Hagerty and sons John Lawless Jr. and Anthony Lawless,  and by grandchildren Grace, John and Annie Hagerty. 

Clare was a devoted mother and grandmother. She had a rare warmth of personality that left a lasting impression upon all who met her. She was a devout Catholic and an avid traveler, sports fan, and bridge player who enjoyed volunteering her time at church events and throughout many years as a docent at Winterthur Museum. Lifelong friends, as well as new, enjoyed Clare’s zest for life, love of adventure, and a streak of mischief. 

Funeral services at St. Malachi will be private and at the convenience of the family. A public service will be held in the future and dates will be posted at that time. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg. Online Condolences can be posted at 


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Funeral services at St. Malachi will be private and at the convenience of the family.


We are so sorry for your families loss.  Mrs. Lawless was so very kind and a happy person and a dear neighbor.  Love and prayers to you all.


Chuck and Marge Murray

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So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother.  She was a beautiful and sweet woman with a wonderful smile. I remember being in your  kitchen when we were young and she was making hot chocolate for us and made me feel so welcome with her smile and conversation.  Prayers for peace in your heart.  Sandy Conover Reel

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So very sorry for your loss, Mary.  Thinking of you with live and strength, Sandy

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i knew Mrs.Lawless from Church and her son, Anthony. She was always a very fine lady with always a smile and a real “class” about her, Rest In Peace !

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My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. 🙏


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So sorry to hear , Our prayers are with all of the families. She was a great Lady and very good to our family. Rest in peace . Paul S Karmilowicz.

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Dear Curry and Family:

 My condolences on the loss of your mother. She was without a doubt a fun and entertaining personality. I remember her well in our high school years. I hope she is in a better place.

Dennis B. Young


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Sending love and prayers. I sensed how much your Mom was loved from the stories and photos you shared, Curry. 
Adrienne Bacchus 

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