Claire CattaniMarch 16, 1929 ~ November 1, 2019 (age 90)
Claire Cattani passed away on November 1, 2019 at the age of 90. She was born to William and Mildred Dupont in Laconia, NH on March 16, 1929 and spent her youth growing up in Laconia. On June 7, 1947 she married WWII veteran Harvey Houle in a ceremony in Laconia. She and Harvey remained in the New England area before relocating in 1953 to start a new life in California. They lived in several California towns before settling down in the Santa Rosa area north of San Francisco. Claire spent over twenty-five years working in the accounting department of JC Penny's. In addition to her work she focused most of her attention on her family. She was a wonderful cook and a great hostess for dinners and backyard barbeques. After Harvey passed away in 1985 she remained active and eventually met and married John Cattani in 1990. Claire had three wonderful years with John before he also passed away. In the mid-2000s Claire relocated to Colorado Springs to be close to her three adult children and their families. She spent the last three years at the Medallion Retirement Community in Colorado Springs where her children and a caring staff took care of her. Claire is survived by her three adult children who all live along the Front Range - Ed Houle, Alice Tannehill and Patrick Houle. She is also survived by six grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. Her family will lay Claire to rest in the Catholic Cemetery in Santa Rosa, CA alongside Harvey and John.