Claire Burns Davidson

March 12, 1935January 8, 2019

Claire Burns Davidson, 83, Naples, Florida, passed away surrounded by her family on January 8th, 2019. Claire was born in Orange, New Jersey in 1935 to the late Mr. and Mrs. William M. Burns. Claire pursued a fulfilling career as a school teacher. She spent her golden years in Naples cooking, sewing, and cherishing her grandchildren. Her love of Naples was shared with several friends, who would become Naples residents themselves. Claire always put others first and endeavored to include her friends, new and old, to any occasion she would hold as the most gracious of hosts. She will be greatly missed and remembered by many near and far.

Services will be held 11 am, Saturday, January 19, 2019, at Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to Captains for Clean Water at


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, January 19, 2019

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Amy M. Davidson

January 19, 2019

My Sweet Little Granny ~ my heart is so heavy. I am so sorry I had no chance to say goodbye. You were a wonderful Gran. You always made me feel so very special - I am your first born grandchild you would always say and you would never let me forget that. The memories we shared I will always look back on with such happiness and warmth. Our love is for eternity and I know you know that. Love you, your first grandchild, Amy ♥️

Karen Davidson

January 17, 2019

Claire I am so sad that you have passed on without my having a chance to say goodbye. You were the sweetest mother in law I could ever have wished for. You took me in with love and open arms and the best hugs a person could give. Such a lovely and giving person you were and forever be remembered as. Time and distance never changed the warmth we felt for each other. This world is a lesser place without you but your love and warmth will remain and a happy smile and fond memories will come over me whenever I think of you. 💕Karen

polly miller

January 11, 2019

Claire was a lovely person and a friend. She always had a smile and a kind word. She will missed by so many. Always a fun person at our social gatherings, many will miss her.

Carolyn McDonald

January 11, 2019

Claire was like a "den mother" for building 700 at Diamond Lake. She was concerned for our welfare and wanted to make the area lovely by planting flowers. Claire and Jim had a boat race across Diamond Lake in their rubber dingy and a bottle of beer was the prize for the winner. Claire won the race! We loved her. Jim & Carolyn McDonald

Linda Cabeceiras

January 10, 2019

Lisa, Trib,

Your mother, grandmother was a very lovely lady on the outside and inside.

She welcomed us into her life and we became friends immediately. She loved her family very much, Trib was the apple of her eye.

We used to laugh when we saw her riding her bike with her dog, Molly sitting in the basket riding around Diamond Lake, both of them smiling.

She will be sorely missed. She was always there to help her family, friends and neighbors.

Claire may God Bless you and welcome you home.

Linda & Larry Cabeceiras