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Claire Ross Shufeldt Tewhey

Date of Death: June 17, 2020

Date of Birth: December 6, 1918


Claire (Ross) Shufeldt Tewhey passed away peacefully on June 17th at the age of 101 under the great care of the staff at the South Portland nursing home.

Claire was born December 6th 1918 in Lynn Massachusetts to Eustache and Aldora (Oullette) Ross. Her father worked in the shoe mills around New England and eventually settled his family in Lewiston Maine. Claire met Francis Shufeldt while working together at the Pepperell Mill in Lewiston. They married on December 31st 1938 and had 2 sons Edward Stanton & James Francis.

Claire enjoyed her card games and was a master at cribbage. She enjoyed bridge club and going to the horse races. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Claire is predeceased by her husband Francis, second husband William Tewhey, her son Stan Shufeldt, her grandchildren Michael Shufeldt, and Kevin Shufeldt. 

Claire is survived by her son James and his wife Pauline of South Portland, her daughter in law Luana Shufeldt of Duncan Oklahoma, her grandchildren Brian Shufeldt and his wife Maura of Fitchburg Mass, James Shufeldt and his wife Beverly of Louisville Kentucky. Her great grandchildren Erika Dionne and her husband Keith, Natalie Shufeldt, Matthew Shufeldt, and Jonathan Shufeldt. Also survived by Lucy Tanner and her husband Robert of Falmouth Maine.

Per her wishes, services will be private. She will be laid to rest with her husband Francis at the Mount Hope Cemetery in Lewiston. 

Donations in Claire's name can be made to St Judes Children's hospital. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

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