Claire M. Lamont accepted open arms of her mother, Mabel
Peltier (Breton) and younger brother, Norman Breton on December 26, 2014.
She was born and raised in Westfield,
Massachusetts on the beautiful summer day of June 22, 1934 to Albert and Mabel
Claire attended school in
She left school
at a very young age to support her children working at the Sickles Armament
Plant in Chicopee, Massachusetts making hand grenades.
She also waitressed for 15 years at The Brass
Rail, Clarkey’s Bar & Grill, Jakes Restaurant in Chicopee, MA; and, Mel’s
Restaurant for 3 years in Holyoke, Mass.
Claire met John Lamont in 1963, married two years later and moved to
Mountain Home AFB, Idaho with him and her six children in 1968.
After John’s military service in Mountain
Home, they returned to Massachusetts for 10
years before moving back to Idaho in
They lived in Boise and celebrated
anniversary this year.
Claire’s hobbies were playing Pinochle and arts and
She loved decorating cakes and
making Christmas wreaths, which she shared with family and friends.
She loved her trips to Jackpot, Nevada and
Coos Bay, Oregon where she liked the slot machines.
Claire cared for her mother Mabel at her Boise home until
her death in 1993 and passed away in the same room as her mother.
She is survived by her husband, John Lamont
and her brother Albert Breton (Judy), of Granite Shoals, Texas and younger
brother’s wife Dorothy; six children: Wayne Cash (Barbara) and David Cash
(Kathy) of Tampa, Florida; Deborah (Steve) Johnson of Meridian, Idaho; Dennis
Cash (Shelley) of Caldwell, Idaho; Steve Cash of Boise; and William (Doreen)
Cash of Chicopee, Mass.; three step-daughters: Karen (Gary), Michelle (Steve)
of Blackpool, England; Alison (Paul) Williamson of Meridian, Idaho; and a total
of 16 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church since
A Vigil will be held at Sacred
Heart Church on January 8
, 2015 at 7 p.m.
A funeral mass will be held at Sacred Heart
Church on January 9
, 2015 at 11 a.m.
Claire will be buried at the Idaho State
Veterans Cemetery at a later date.
We would like toe especially thank the St. Alphonsus Hospice
Program, the Doctors, Nurses, and Personal Care representatives who attended to
Claire for the past year.
It was with
their care and assistance that she was able to stay home until her death.