Claire Marie Reichard
March 10, 1934 – July 26, 2018
Claire Marie Reichard, 84, of Decatur, GA, passed away peacefully, Thursday, July 26, 2018 surrounded by her loving family while praying the rosary.
Born in Nashua, NH, on March 10, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Adelard Joseph Aubut and Marie Bernadette (Girouard) Aubut. She was raised in Nashua, NH and graduated from Saint Louis High School with the Class of 1952. While in high school, she was active on the basketball and debate teams.
Claire attended Rivier University in Nashua, NH and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology in 1957. She became a medical technologist. In 1957 she married John Mohr Reichard, Jr. She relocated to Atlanta, GA in 1964 where she happily raised her four children. She loved her grandchildren who referred to her as Grand-mère (French for Grandma). She enjoyed teaching them how to pray, cook, use good manners, and to laugh.
Most important in her life was her devotion to God, Family and Country. She cared deeply for her community and she was always willing to lend a helping hand. She loved the beach and spent the summers at her beach house in Maine. She always had a kind and encouraging word for everyone she met. Claire attended St. John Chrysostom Melkite Catholic Church in Atlanta , GA and St. Francis de Sales Traditional Catholic Church in Mableton, GA.
Claire is survived by her four children, Daniel Reichard and his wife Linda of Lawrenceville, GA, Lisa Reichard Marks and her husband Bryan of Roswell, GA, John Reichard and his wife Carolyn of Brookline, NH and James Reichard and his wife Theresa of Alpharetta, GA; and eight grandchildren, Nicholas, Joseph, Malisa, Sydney, Marie, Isabella, Jack and Genevieve as well as many extended family members and dear friends.
- Birthright of Atlanta P.O. Box 98361 Atlanta, GA 30359
- Wake Wednesday, August 1, 2018
- Rosary Service Wednesday, August 1, 2018
- Funeral Mass Thursday, August 2, 2018
- Graveside Service Thursday, August 2, 2018
- Luncheon Thursday, August 2, 2018
Claire Marie Reichard
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August 1, 2018
Barbaraann, Claire and I at CrackerBarrell where Claire treated us to dinner❤️
July 31, 2018
Claire was a wonderful person.she always had a smile and kind word.she loved to have fun. I am blessed to have known her. I am truly sorry Lisa for your loss.she will be missed. Karen
July 30, 2018
Claire was a wonderful person. She shared many years with Doris Carlson at the beach. Claire loved Doris and always called showing her concern for Doris’ welfare. Doris passed this Year as well. They shared great fun memories together. She will be missed.
Scott and Jane Carlson and family
July 29, 2018
I have so many wonderful memories of Claire from when I was a child of 10 when my mother died and Claire was so kind and caring to me. As we grew older our relationship became one of friends. One of my happiest memories was when we attended Lisa and Bryan’s wedding and later heard that that Claire was to be a grandmother.
July 28, 2018
I’m so sad to hear about your mom. She was a strong woman with such a great humorous side. I’ll miss her visits in August and her funny comments. So many good times. Cancer plain stinks and I’m glad she’s no longer in pain. I hope remembering the happy times helps the pain. Love to all of you. Tammy and Avery.
July 28, 2018
My deepest sympathies to the whole family. I have many happy memories spanning many years. We shared many laughs. May all the happy memories bring some comfort to all.