Claire Hull

Service Information

10:00 am
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
St. Augustine Church
55 Hopewell Road
South Glastonbury, Connecticut, United States

Interment Information

RoseHill Memorial Park
580 Elm St. Rocky
Hill, Connecticut, United States

Obituary of Claire Hull

Claire Maher Hull, of South Glastonbury, having lived 101 and a half years, peacefully succumbed to old age on Friday December 27, 2013 at her home with her beloved daughter Marilyn Skelley by her side. She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years Richard Hull in 1986 and her oldest daughter Jeanne Carroll died in 2000. Claire was born July 13, 1912, the youngest of five daughters to Richard and Mildred Maher in Middletown, CT. In her teens she moved to Hartford where she resided with her husband and family until 1977 the year she moved to Newington for 33 years. She worked many years at Hartford Hospital as a ward secretary. After that she was proud of her volunteer work and for years delivered meals-on-wheels and also worked as a volunteer at the Jefferson House in Newington. She retired at the age of 97, most patients not realizing she was years older than them. She was an amazingly beautiful, strong, vibrant woman driving until the age of 99 and keeping her own home until six months ago, when her heart began to tire. She loved her large family, family get togethers, spending summers at Green Hill Beach in Rhode Island, cooking meals and lunch with friends. Besides her daughter Marilyn Skelley she leaves behind seven grandchildren; Eileen Savoy of Auburn, MA, William Skelley of Longmeadow, MA, Daniel Carroll of West Springfield, MA, Brenda Straker of South Glastonbury, Brian Carroll of Bristol, CT, Tracy Carroll of Northampton, MA, and Maura Oldenburg of East Longmeadow, MA. She also leaves thirteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday Dec. 31 at 10am in St. Augustine Church, 55 Hopewell Rd., South Glastonbury. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Park, Rocky Hill. There are no calling hours. She was devoted to daily mass on television so she would appreciate donations in her name to be made to the Office of Radio and Television, Archdiocese of Hartford, 15 Peach Orchard Rd., Prospect, CT. 06712. For online condolences please visit
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