Guest Book for Claire A. Smith

Provided by Short, Williamson & Diamond

Posted by: Dick Keshian
Mon February 05, 2018
I extend my warm sympathies to the family and friends of Claire on the news of her passing.  I first met Claire when she became the Retirement Administrator for the Arlington Contributory Retirement Board in 1979.  I was serving as a member of the Board.  During the many years she served as Administrator she was responsible for guiding employees, retirees, survivors of deceased employees through the retirement process and advising the members of the Board on the intricacies of the law and the numerous regulations governing the retirement system.  Only one connected with this system knows how complicated it is.  Yet she mastered the system and worked diligently to protect the rights of employees and their survivors.  Aside from those skills, I remember Claire as a warm and caring person who constantly went out of her way to be kind and relevant to employees, their survivors and members of the Board.  It was when Claire left the Board in 1998 that we learned the value of her skills and more importantly, her friendship.  I know Claire will be missed by her family and her friends.

Posted by: mary kenngott
Wed February 07, 2018
Claire was probably the nicest person I have even know.  The 32 years of weekends and lunches will always be remembered and cherished.  May she rest in peace...from a fellow "girlie".

Posted by: Ann C. landers
Thu February 08, 2018
Dear Lorraine, I am so sorry to hear about your loss of Claire. Loved it when she came to our art class in Quincy. Her paintings were gentle and soft. Last week I was just about to call her and ask her to come and join us at the Kennedy Center.
Claire helped me by doing some research on my grandfather. It was my privilege to know such a beautiful person as your sister.

Ann C Landers