Claire M. Patronick Print E-mail

Claire M. (Zipps) Patronick

Loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother sister and aunt

 Claire M. (Zipps) Patronick, 89, of Lowell, died Thursday, June 28th at D’Youville Senior Care with her loving family by her side.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, July 31, 1928, a daughter of the late John and the late Hannah (Neeson) Zipps, she attended St. Patrick Grammar School and was a graduate of Lowell High School with the Class of 1946.
 Before retiring, Claire was employed by the City of Lowell as a custodian and matron at City Hall. She was also a volunteer for Community Teamwork Inc. at Willow Manor Nursing Home in Lowell.
 Among her many activities, she was a member of S.A.G.E. (Salvation Army Golden Era), the Lowell Senior Center, Centralville Senior Center and Dracut Senior Center. She loved dancing and golf and was an avid sports fan, especially of the Red Sox and Patriots.
 Claire is survived by two daughters Joanna LeRiche and her husband Gary of Dracut, MA and Maura Linscott of Lowell, MA; one son John Patronick and his wife Kimberly of Pepperell, MA; twelve grandchildren among them her very special granddaughter Kimberly Gray and her husband Dean and their children; twelve great-grandchildren; one sister Eleanor McCann of Pelham, NH; and many nieces and nephews.
 She was also mother of the late Stephen Patronick and sister of the late Kathleen Zipps, Mildred Sullivan, Shirley Gilbert, John Walter Zipps, Francis Zipps Theresa Riley and Thomas Gerald Zipps.
 Family and friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 9:00 to 10:45 A.M. on Tuesday immediately followed by a Funeral Service in the Funeral Home at 11 o’clock. Burial will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768. 

Condolences (12)
  • wendy gould  - So sorry
    My heart goes out to you and the Family , she surely would have been one of my favorite people had I met her! God Bless , peace and prayers to you all!
  • Tom Foley
    So sorry for your loss. Your mother was always a very caring and kind person that always had kind advice for us kids that were always hanging around.
  • Nick Navin
    Dear Maura and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. I have such admiration for your doting care and compassion for your mother during what was such a difficult time. God bless you and Claire, and if you ever need anything please let me know.
  • Brenda Maille
    To Maura and all of Claire’s family, I am so sorry for your loss. When Claire would be in the day room at D’Youville, I would greet her with a “Hi Claire” and she would always give me a big smile. She was always so pleasant. I am so sorry.
  • Justin Patronick
    Dad, Kim, Erin, Adam, Aunt Joanna, Aunt Maura and the rest of the family, We are sorry for your loss, and are thinking of you during this difficult time. Justin, Emmy, Cameron and Elaina Patronick
  • Diana and Ed Perry  - Condolences
    Dear John and Kim, We were so sorry to hear about Claire. We wanted you to know that we were thinking about you. Please express our sorrow to your children as well. Love, Diana and Ed
  • Nancy Lamoureux  - Johnny, Joanna and Maura,
    Your mom was always a fun loving person to be around. When she and her sisters were together we always had some good laughs together. My thoughts and prayers are with you all and your family.
  • Joe Quinlan
    John and family, Please accept my condolences.
  • Philip Wachsler
    My condolences to Kimberly and the whole family. M at her memory be a blessing.
  • Mitch Breen
    Clair were a great person who opened her door to all the kids in the neighborhood . Even though she had her own children to raise , and she did a great job at that!! God bless.....
  • Kevin Ryan
    Dear John, Joanna and Maura so sorry for your loss, great lady. Remember our days in the housing project and her overlooking all of us. May she rest in peace.
  • Linda Darveau  - Registered nurse
    Maura and Family, Your mother was a pleasure to know and take care of. My prayers and thoughts are with her and with you at such a sad time. Linda Darveau RN A Wing, 3-11
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