Claire Ann Kinney
February 23, 2014
Claire Ann Kinney, née Dehler, Passed away on February 23rd. She was born and raised in Richmond Hill and summered in Breezy Point, Queens, where she met her future husband, the late James E. Kinney. She was the daughter of the late John and Claire Dehler.
She graduated the Academy of St. Joseph in Brentwood, Long Island and the College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown, New Jersey.
She raised her family of seven children in Greenlawn, NY, where she resided for over 30 years. She was an avid tennis player, girl’s soccer coach and was active in a bowling league.
After moving to Connecticut in 1995, she enjoyed working at Brooks Brothers in Westport until her retirement. She taught religious education and enjoyed playing pickleball, bridge and taking care of her cat.
She is survived by her five daughters, Patrice Lisy (Paul), Claire-Anne Meskers (Casey), GraceAnn McGrath (Leo), Kerin Donnino (Rocco), Miriam Hoban (Martin), and two sons, James (Ann Marie) and Patrick (Eileen) as well as twenty-one grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Patricia Igoe, brothers, John, Martin (Barbara) and William (Kathleen) and her many cherished nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother-in-law, John Igoe and her Godson, Gregory Dehler.
Friends may call Thursday, February 27th, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Ave, Norwalk, CT. A Catholic Mass will be celebrated on Friday, February 28th, at 12:00 PM in St. Jerome Church, 23 Half Mile Rd, Norwalk, CT.
A donation to your favorite charity will honor her memory.