Clara Alberta (Hagopian) Washburn

September 6, 1942January 11, 2021

Dateline – Madison Clara A. (Hagopian) Washburn, 78, of Madison passed away peacefully at home with her family at her side, on Monday, January 11, 2021. She was born September 6, 1942 in Skowhegan, Maine, the daughter of Albert Hagopian and Catherine (Berry) Hagopian. Clara was educated in Madison area schools. She met and married Carroll E. Washburn Sr., December 16, 1961 in Skowhegan, Maine, he passed away in 2000. Over the years, Clara worked for several area nursing homes as a certified medical assistant. She enjoyed playing cribbage at the American Legion in Madison. She made a number of different items working with stained glass. She loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. Clara leaves her four children, Connie Rich and her husband Jeff of Madison, Vicky Washburn and Pat Daigle of Madison, Butch Washburn and wife Chelsey of Madison, and Mike Washburn and his wife Tabitha of Madison. She also leaves her brother Bob Hagopian and his wife Trudy of Madison; her sister-in-law Patti Hagopian of Sebastian, FL; her brother in-law Terry Washburn and his wife Brenda of Skowhegan; many grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents, her brother Floyd “Brother” Hagopian; her father and mother in-law Elmer and Gladys Washburn; and her great-granddaughter Alexah Rich. A special thanks to her granddaughter Kati Walker for all of her help. Her burial will be held in the spring at the Sunset Cemetery in North Anson, Maine Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan, Maine. Anyone who wishes to leave the family messages can do so on our website at –


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Clara Alberta (Hagopian) Washburn

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Ronald Bearor

January 22, 2021

Dear Vicky and family,
No matter how old we are, it's never easy losing a parent. Our thoughts are with you. Memories of your mom, Clara, will help you get through this time.
Ron and Petrina Bearor

Ron & Sally Moody

January 21, 2021

To all the Hagopians and Washburn families we are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

Diane Goodell

January 19, 2021

To the Family of Clara. So sorry for your loss❤️🙏🏻

Libby Gilblair-Marston

January 18, 2021

So sorry to hear of Clara's passing.
Loved playing cribbage with her.
Prayers for her family.
RIP Clara


Carol Locke

January 18, 2021

So very sorry to hear of Clara's passing. Only knew her at the Thursday night cribbage games but always enjoyed our games. My condolences to the entire family.

Brenda Flanagin

January 18, 2021

Clara will be missed. What a nice person. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you.


January 18, 2021

We send prayers to family. My children and I had tremendous fun and great conversations with Clara, she was all at the same time, funny and serious, helping and relaxed, extremely smart but modest, laid back, young, energetic, sharp, understandable, to be short: a great woman. Bless you, Clara and bless your families and the people you love.
Steven Jacobs, Yasmina Jacobs, Marvin Jacobs, Chelsea Jacobs, Amy Jacobs – Beauvais, France

Nancy Lancaster

January 17, 2021

My deepest sympathies to all the family. Clara was such a fun lady. Happy for the childhood memories. I always remember her asking me if I wanted a cigarette. She certainly will be missed. Rest In Peace, Clara.

Pam Arsenault

January 17, 2021

Connie, Vicky, Butch and Michael and your loved ones. I can't help but remember all the good times we had at Grammy and Grampa's with so many cousins, aunts and uncles. Remember the Thanksgivings? Such memorable times all of us together. Aunt Clara and Uncle Carroll sometimes right in the middle of all the laughter and fun times. I still her your Mom's voice especially when she would say (Carroll!) Because he more than likely was up to no good. I miss him. Now Aunt Clara is up there with him. Picture this..all the Aunts and Uncles together again. What a great cribbage tournament that is going to be. No cheating Grammy. Who am I kidding ..
I am so sorry for your loss.

Todd Smith

January 17, 2021

Thanks for all the whoopie pie treats so many years ago! Such a fun lady. Condolences to the family for your loss.