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Claire M. (Kelleher) MehlhornJanuary 21, 1931 ~ July 7, 2017 (age 86)
Claire M. (Kelleher) Mehlhorn, 86, passed away peacefully on July 7, 2017. She was the widow of David A. Mehlhorn.
Claire was born in Lawrence and educated in North Andover schools. She was the daughter of Edward F. and Edna (Laverty) Kelleher of Methuen. Claire was retired from AT&T and was a lifetime member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.
Claire enjoyed camping, reading, knitting, crochet, quilting, needlepoint, cards, bowling, and going out to lunch.
She is survived by her daughter Sheryl Gleason of Andover, daughter-in-law Beverly Mehlhorn of Methuen, 9 grandchildren Jeananne, Denise, Donna, Laurie, Christina, Kelly, Melissa, Michael, and Chantal, 17 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Claire was also predeceased by her 2 sons David and Daniel Mehlhorn, her daughter Patricia Michaud, 3 granddaughters Lisa and Stephanie Mehlhorn and Nicole Michaud, and 1 sister Edna Garside.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 4:00 to 7:00pm at the Goundrey & Dewhirst Funeral Home, 42 Main Street, Salem, NH 03079. A funeral service will be held on Friday, July 14 at 10:00am in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow services at Elmwood Cemetery in Methuen, MA.
Memorial contributions may be made in Claire's name to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.goundreydewhirstfuneral.com