Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home

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Claire L. Bissell

June 20, 1922May 12, 2020

Mrs. Claire L. (Murphy) Bissell, 97, of Lynn, passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at Salem Hospital. She was the devoted wife of the late Clifford W. Bissell.

Born in Newport, NH on June 20, 1922, to the late George J. and Dorothy (Roberts) Murphy. Claire attended Newport Public Schools before moving to Lynn in 1937. She attended Lynn English High School graduating with the Class of 1939. Following her education, Claire worked as a Cosmetician at Jordan Marsh for 10 years.

Claire is survived by her 5 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 1 great great-grandchild. She is predeceased by her daughters Sandra Nappi and Donna Keaney; her sons-in-law John Nappi and Edward F. Keaney, Jr.; and her granddaughter LeeAnn Benson. Claire’s family would like to thank the kind and caring staff from Phillips Manor Nursing Home.

Funeral services for Claire are private. Memorial donations may be made in her name to a homeless charity of your choice.


Claire L. Bissell

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Nancy Swaney

May 13, 2020

Gone but not forgotten always in our hearts i loved claire she was a beauriful lady she was in the same nursing home as my mother my mother passed away may 21 2018. I am going to miss claire r.i.p. ny condolences to her family nancy swaney

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