Claire J. Bukowski

  • Born: February 27, 1935
  • Died: March 25, 2020
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Claire J. Bukowski, 85, of Manchester, NH died on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at Birch Hill Terrace, in Manchester, NH after a long illness.
Mrs. Bukowski was born on February 27, 1935, in St. Valentin, Quebec, Canada, the daughter of the late Alphonse and Rina (Caron) Goudreau.
Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Bukowski was employed in retail clothing as a department manager and worked at various stores in Western Massachusetts.
She enjoyed traveling, gardening and most importantly spending as much time as she could with her loving family.
Members of her family include; her son, Gary J. Perrin and his wife, Laura of Goffstown, NH; her daughter, Patricia Swanson and her husband Sven of Southington,, CT; grandchildren Maggie Perrin of Middletown ,RI, Erika Walther and her husband Josh of Walpole, MA, Sara Cautillo and her husband Rob of Franklin, MA and Scott Swanson and his wife Katherine of Franklin, MA. Great grandchildren, Jackson and Camden Walther, Jameson Cautillo and Liam Swanson. Her sister Theresa Goudreau and her husband Fred Wegrzyn of Florida. She also has many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Bukowski was predeceased by her husband of 26 years, , Paulin Bukowski, her sisters Yvette Potvin, Cecile Phaneuf, Rollande Labrie, Jeanette Gadbois, her brothers Roger Goudreau and Ralph Goudreau.
The family thanks the staff at Birch Hill Terrace for taking such great care of her during her time there.
SERVICES: There are no calling hours or services scheduled at this time. There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date.
Donations may be made in her name to the Alzheimer's Association
Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium assisted the family with arrangements. To view an online memorial, leave a message of condolence, or for more information please go to

Condolence & Memory Journal

To my Gramma Claire,
You let me be me, you opened your heart to me. For this I am eternally grateful and will never forget. You will be sadly missed and forever in my heart. Idz z bogiem.
Love Always,
P.S Give Grampa my love.

Love Always,

Posted by Jennifer Jordan - Greenfield, MA - Grandchild   April 12, 2020

So sorry,

Posted by Matt Donahue - Leyden, MA - Family   April 06, 2020

Claire, I miss you and love you very much. You will always be a part of me. I hope you are at peace now.
With lots of love from Paul's daughter #1, Karin (Bukowski) Porter.
Idz z Bogiem, Claire.

Posted by Karin Porter - Saltillo, MS - Family   April 05, 2020

Dearest Claire, I enjoyed the 11 days I spent with you at the time of Dad's passing.Now you're with him again. Joy!

Posted by Michelle Bukowski-Griggs - Southport, NC - Family   April 03, 2020

It is with great sadness to hear about the loss of our loving Meme. Her Bukowski grandchildren will cherish her love for each one of us and precious memories we had with her for years to come.

Posted by Stephanie Viscomi - Upton, MA - Grandchild   April 02, 2020

I love you, Meme! You will be so missed. Give Momma a big hug from all of us down here.

Posted by Elizabeth Johnson - Lake Butler, FL - Family   April 02, 2020

My Memeire, oh how we loved you. You were everything a grandmother should be, to me. Sweet, kind, empathetic. You weren't afraid to call things like you saw them, and you weren't afraid to be wrong. You loved my grandfather so, and took tremendous care of him throughout your marriage. I have missed you so. Until we meet again, id z Bogiem.

Posted by Amy Gregory (Bukowski) - Saltillo, MS - Family   April 02, 2020

Toutes nos condoléances... Patricia, Gary et famille !
Nous partageons votre peine...

Il est difficile de trouver les mots pour traduire ce que l'on ressent en pareille circonstance, mais sachez que nous sommes de tout coeur avec vous en pensée et que nous vous offrons nos plus sincères condoléances...

Famille Potvin (Thérèse, Denyse & Norman, Hélène & Robert)

Posted by Hélène Potvin - Québec, Canada - Family   March 31, 2020

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