Claire M. McCabe

July 11, 1931 ~ August 21, 2020 (age 89)


Claire M. McCabe
Burlington, VT

Claire M. (Tomasello) McCabe, 89, of Burlington, VT, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 21, 2020 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born July 11, 1931 in Cambridge, MA to Joseph P. and Alice (Dooley) Tomasello, Sr. 

On February 19, 1955, Claire married John (Jack) F. McCabe, Jr. and moved to Vermont.  They spent the next 64 years raising six children, enjoying their grandchildren, traveling and making many happy memories together.  Jack predeceased Claire on October 29, 2019.  

Left to cherish Claire’s memory are her children:  Paul (Debbie) McCabe, Nancy (Ken) Mongeon, Julie (Phil) Abair, Kevin McCabe, Coco (Tom) Dwinell, and Pat (Kelly) Hardy; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law Linda Tomasello; and very special friends Ron and Millie Buxton.

Claire was also predeceased by her brothers John Tomasello and Joseph P. Tomasello, Jr., her sister-in-law Mary Tomasello, and granddaughter Amy Henry.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Please consider a donation in Claire’s memory to McClure-Miller Respite House, 3113 Roosevelt Highway, Colchester, VT  05446.


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Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

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