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Obituary for Claire J. Acciavatti

March 5, 1946 - January 7, 2019
Wenham, Massachusetts | Age 72


WENHAM – Ms. Claire J. Acciavatti, 72 of Wenham passed away peacefully on Monday, January 7, 2019 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Dorchester, she was the daughter of the late Dorothy Eckert. Raised and educated in Peabody, she attended Peabody Public Schools and was a graduate of Peabody High School. Claire continued her education at North Shore Community College and earned her certificate degree in Nursing from Florida State University.

A loving and dedicated mother and grandmother, Claire always knew what to say to make even a stranger smile. She loved to help others especially while working at CVS in their retail department and most recently as a Lunch Aide at Hamilton Public Schools where she adored the many children, she saw each and every day.

Claire had a quick wit and a great sense of humor. She was gifted with the talent of knitting and her end products and gifts were always cherished by her loving family and beyond. She will be fondly remembered and deeply missed.

Claire is survived by her son, Alan Acciavatti and his wife Sheri of Danvers, her daughter, Michelle Acciavatti of Salem, her grandchildren, Jordan Ryan Acciavatti and Aria Love, her sister, Sue Murphy of Salem, her nephews, Newt Murphy & his fiancé Melissa Gibney of Salem and Robbie Conners & his wife Janet Lamy of Ipswich and her former husband Alfred Acciavatti of Beverly. She was the sister of the late Loraine M. Cook.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral service will be held in the Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., (rte. 62) Danvers on Monday, January 14th at 12 (NOON). Burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Salem. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours prior to her service from 10 A.M. to 12 P.M. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Claire's memory to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit

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