Annette McClure

Annette Marie McClure (Fiorenza)

January 13, 1934 - March 4, 2021
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Annette M. (Fiorenza) McClure passed away peacefully on Thursday March 4th, 2021, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert E. “Bob” McClure.

Born in 1934 in Boston, Annette was the daughter of the late Ceasare and Mary Fiorenza. She grew up in Arlington until moving to Chelmsford in 1959. Her large extended and crazy Italian family was an important part of Annette’s upbringing; Sunday dinners, holiday gatherings, family outings. Those traditions continued throughout her life.

On Feb. 1, 1953 at the tender age of 19, she married the love of her life, Bob McClure, a handsome Irish boy from Arlington. They shared 63 “mostly” wonderful years together. They enjoyed traveling extensively in the US and abroad and loved spending winters at Sun n’ Fun in Florida. A couple of their most memorable trips were going cross country in their RV, cruises with friends and family, Tahiti for their 25th Anniversary, too many trips to Italy to count, and Australia to visit their grandson studying abroad.

One of Annette’s proudest accomplishments was landing a job at F.S. Moseley as an executive assistant, right out of high school. She worked there with her sisters Sally and Jean. She then went on to be an executive secretary at many well-known companies, the last being Raytheon from where she retired. She took a break from work to dedicate her life to being a mother and wife. She enjoyed cooking for the family, dinner at 5:00 sharp, and you better be there. She had a wonderful group of friends on Gail St., enjoying coffee times at each other’s houses while sharing their trials and tribulations as new mothers. She also enjoyed, bowling, square dancing, bridge, and in her later years the Senior Center. She had a passion for gardening and took great pride in her yard. She loved hosting parties and did so with ease. She was instrumental in keeping her extended family & beloved cousins together. None of us will ever forget her elaborate Christmas Eves for 40-50 people and her Easter Egg Hunts.

What Annette treasured more than anything in this world were her children, grandchildren, & great grandchildren. There were many wonderful memories of vacations to York Beach, Winnipesaukee, Florida, family cruises and a special trip on the RV planned for each grandchild. What will be remembered most is her generosity, kindness, and her smile.

Annette was the loving mother of Pamela Dawson, Laura Casey, and Robert E. McClure Jr. and his wife Amy, cherished grandmother of nine grandchildren; Eric Dawson and his wife Jamie, Ryan Dawson and his fiancé Jordyn, Ashley Dawson, Ed Casey and his wife Lauren, Maryellen Ciardiello and her husband Marcus, Kayla Ball and her partner Brandon, Caroline Jacobs and her husband Vincent, Alexandra Dawson, and Dylan McClure and great-grandmother of seven great-grandchildren; Jacob Dedominicis, Chayce, Emery, Hunter, and Jackson Dawson, Callie Casey, and Jonathan Ciardiello. She also leaves her sister Jean Knott, her in-laws; Paul Sweeney , Kathleen Muldoon and Tina Fiorenza and many beloved nieces, nephews, and dear friends. Annette was pre-deceased by her son-in-law, Edward Casey, brother Robert Fiorenza, her sister Sally Sweeney, and her in-laws; Larry Knott, Thomas Muldoon, William & Donna McClure, Pat Darcy, Ruth & Harry Colton and her beloved dog, Jesse.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday from 4 to 7 pm at the BLAKE CHELMSFORD FUNERAL HOME, 24 Worthen St., Chelmsford.

Due to gathering limitations, Funeral Services and Interment will be held privately.

You are kindly invited to view her Mass of Christian Burial live on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 11 AM. Please visit, click LIVEVIEW, St. Mary LIVEVIEW at the time of her service.

For those who desire, memorial donations may be made in Annette's name to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851.
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  • Visitation

    March 10, 2021 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    March 10, 2021 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home
    24 Worthen Street
    Chelmsford, MA 01824
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Due to gathering limitations, Funeral Services and Interment will be held privately. You are kindly invited to view her Mass of Christian Burial live on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 11 AM. Please click on the link above in her obituary at the time of the service.


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Amy Prestia

Posted at 07:39pm
I was truly blessed to have been able to care for Annette as her nurse towards the end of her life and feel so blessed to have met her family and have a bond with Annette and her entire family. I miss her dearly. She was such a loving, giving strong and sarcastic woman :-) and she valued and loved her family more than anything in this world...her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and her entire family she truly adored SO much. We had alot of laughs together even though she was very ill....she always kept her semse of humor. I will always remember her smile and the smell of her white diamonds perfume that she LOVED to wear and a bond that grew so strong between us as Sicilian women from day 1 of me caring for her. Rest easy are free now and are no longer suffering. My deepest condolences to the entire McClure family and I will ALWAYS keep Annette's memories held so closely to my heart. Love you Annette, Amy Prestia, CNA, A&B Registry of Health Services.

Joan Sweeney

Posted at 07:05pm
Condolences to the McClure family. So very sorry for your loss.

Christine McCarthy

Posted at 03:32pm
To Annette and family: what a remarkable woman she was. Taking care of her family, children, grandchildren and planning all those wonderful trips around the world. She had a lot of energy! She actually planned my honeymoon 42 years ago to Disney World and the Bahamas! It was wonderful! Rest In Peace Annette and smile down on us! Love Chrissie and Gerry

Ashley Dawson

Posted at 03:07pm
Nana was the most selfless, kind hearted person. She loved her family so much and she would do anything for anyone of us. She took pride in all of our accomplishments and would talk about each of her grandkids to whoever would listen. I know she’s smiling down on us with Grandpa. Rest in the sweetest peace Nana. Love you more💜

Amy Prestia Posted at 07:41pm

Thinking of you Ashley....Love, Amy Prestia...Nana's nurse


Posted at 11:01am
To a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin. May you Rest In Peace with all of your loved ones in heaven🙏 You will be missed but always remembered for the good times over the years and all you did for others🙏 Your loving cousin jacqui

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