Claire's Story

ST. ALBANS AND BRISTOL, R.I. - Claire Ida (Violette) Lacerda, 88, wife of the late Joseph Lacerda, died peacefully on December 15, 2014. Claire was born on November 8, 1926, the daughter of Pierre and Emelia (Morin) Violette.

She served as the Administrative Assistant to the town of St. Albans for nine years. After her retirement, she worked part-time at both the Hartland and Palmyra town offices and served as Notary/Justice of the Peace in Maine.

She is survived by her two daughters, Sandra Lafontaine and her husband, Roland, of Ocala, FL, and Melanie Petit and husband, Timothy, of Bristol, RI; four sons, Thomas Mickle and wife, Maureen, of Warrenville, SC, Charles Mickle and wife, Deborah, of Fall River, MA, Joseph Lacerda and wife, Julie, of Aurora, ME, and Steven Lacerda and wife, Regina, of Hartland, ME; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her six sisters, Yvonne, Alma, Alice, Rita, Cecile and Doris; and four brothers, Ernest, Theodore, Jean and Peter.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015, at the St. Agnes Catholic Church, Detroit Street, in Pittsfield. A committal will immediately follow at the Maloon Cemetery in St. Albans. All are welcome to attend the reception at Grace Linn Memorial United Methodist Church in Hartland following the committal. Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield. To leave a message of kindness for the family, please visit www.shoreynichols.com.
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