Claire Druffner Meehan Wife,mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, of Denville Claire Druffner Meehan, 82, passed away at home in Denville, N.J., following a short illness.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, at St. Virgil Church, Speedwell and West Hanover avenues, Morris Plains, N.J., at 10 a.m. Visiting will be at Dangler Funeral Home, 600 Speedwell Ave., Morris Plains, N.J. 07950, on Friday evening, Dec. 19, 2014, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Interment will be on Monday at St. Mary's Cemetery in Wilkes Barre, Pa.
Born in Wilkes Barre, Pa., Claire lived in Denville for the past 29 years. She was a 1950 graduate of St. Mary's High School in Wilkes Barre, Pa. Prior to her marriage, Claire worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania as a supervisor. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Virgil's Church. Claire was also a member of Primetime at St. Virgil's and of (SHHH) Self Help for Hard of Hearing.
She is survived by her loving husband, James C. Meehan, and five devoted children, Dolores Alea of Miami, Fla., Sharon and Ralph Shefferly of Caledonia, Mich., Maureen and Michael Murray of Lawrence, Kan., Theresa Riccardelli of Westwood, N.J., and James A. Meehan of Lancaster, Pa. Claire is also survived by her beloved brother, Lewis Druffner of Athens, Pa.; cherished grandchildren, Stephanie Alea (fiance, Keith Kenny), Kristen Alea, Meggie Alea, Katie Alea, Anthony and Bethany Shefferly, Christopher and Bryna Shefferly, Andrea Shefferly, Celeste Shefferly, Brianna Shefferly, John Murray, Tess Murray, Rosemarie Murray, Kolbe Murray, Daniel Murray, Xavier Murray, Mariclare Murray, Christiana Riccardelli, Meghan Riccardelli, Genevieve Riccardelli, Zachary Riccardelli, Marielle Riccardelli, James Meehan, Joseph Meehan, Brian Meehan and Caitlin Meehan, as well as five great-grandchildren, and 14 nieces and nephews. Claire was predeceased by three brothers and two sisters.