Claire Isabel Vining

October 26, 1927April 30, 2019

Claire I. Vining

Cumberland, ME - Claire I. Vining, 91, of Cumberland, formerly of Falmouth, passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. She was born Cumberland, a daughter of Benjamin and Ruth (Allen) Doughty of Cumberland.

During her professional years, she taught home education in Freeport and Portland.

She had a love of music and played flute and piccolo for the Portland Symphony and Westbrook Marching Band. She also enjoyed playing the piano and painting.

Her health and keen mind, which she had right up until her passing, were amazing and cherished by many.

She was pre-deceased by her husband; Carroll E. Vining, formerly of Falmouth/Freeport and a granddaughter, Tina M. Vining.

She is survived by her children, Gregory E. Vining, Neal D. Vining and Janet L. Vining; grandchildren, Carol A. Vining and Andrea T. Vining; great-grandchildren, Serenity and Evander. All will sadly miss her but realize she had a full life and it was her time to go.

A graveside service will be held at 10 am on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Moss Side Cemetery in Cumberland.

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  • Graveside Service Tuesday, May 14, 2019


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Sally Merrill

May 13, 2019

How well I remember Claire! As a child, she played with my step uncle Murray Sweetser, who lived just up the road from her home. She told me a little about his way of life.

Most particularly, I remember Claire when she played flute in some of the Marston-Kotzschmar home recitals. Several times I picked her up and we drove together to the meeting.

She was so cheerful and thoroughly enjoyed our musical gatherings.

I have very fond memories of Claire.

Lynda and Kile Bell

May 8, 2019

While we did not have the blessing of meeting Claire, we have enjoyed the blessing of meeting Janet. We extend our deepest sympathy to Janet and the family in Claire's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Margaret Smith

May 4, 2019

Claire, was the most wonderful person you could ever want to know. She was very nice to me,and had a wonderful sense of humor. I could always get her to laughing. She had a wonderful sense of humor.I will miss her My deepest condolences to her family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.