Claire L. (Delp) Cloutier of Tyngsboro


5852 CloutierClaire L. (Delp) Cloutier, 66, of Tyngsboro died surrounded by her loving family at her home on Monday, August 8, 2016.

Born in Lancaster, PA, she was the daughter of the late Gervaise and Joan Delp. She graduated from Billerica High School with the class of 1968 and earned an Associate’s Degree as a Paralegal from Rivier College.

Claire worked at the Lowell YMCA as aerobics instructor and ended her career there as the Athletic Director. She then became employed at Hanscom AFB as a life guard and an administrative assistant.

Claire owned and operated Double C Racing of Tyngsboro that organized many well known races in the greater Lowell area such as the Spring Fling Triatlon, Mill City Triatlon, Mighty Merrimack Swim, and Monster Dash Duatlon.

Claire at age of fifty-one learned how to swim and 10 years later earned the title of Iron Woman in the Arizona Ironman Triathlon by swimming 2.4 miles, biking 112 miles and running 26.2 miles placing her fourth in the Women’s 60-64 Division. Other accomplishments were swimming across Boston Harbor, swimming Peaks to Portland, and participating in over 50 triathlons.

Claire was a member of the Trifury Triathlon Team of Greater Lowell, the Kiwanis Club, the Garden Club of Tyngsboro, the Greater Lowell Roadrunners and the Tyngsboro Zoning Board

Her creative passion was quilting, that resulted in decades of long, special friendships, memorable quilting weekends and coveted works of art.

She is survived by sons, Ben Cloutier and his wife, Kate Lorusso of Norfolk, MA, Jeffrey Cloutier of Revere, MA and Daniel Cloutier of Tyngsboro; daughter, Michele Cloutier of Portland, ME; brothers, Gregory and his wife, Kelly Delp of Lowell, George and his wife, Eleanor Delp of Nashua, NH; sisters Gemma and her husband, Joseph Lanzillo of Bardstown, KY, Monica Gagne of Nashua, NH, Lori Norris of Westbrook, ME, Susan and her husband, Michael Smith of Pownal, ME and Joanne and her husband, Brendan Knox of Anchorage, AK; granddaughter, Teagan Lorusso and many nieces and nephews.

The family would also like to acknowledge their mother’s extended family and friends that have been there through this difficult time.

Visiting hours Thurs. 3 to 7 P.M. Funeral Fri. at 8A.M. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 9A.M. at St. John the Evangelist Church. Burial in the Memorial Cemetery, Tyngsboro. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to the Lowell General Hospital Cancer Center, 295 Varnum Avenue, Lowell, MA 01852. Or- The American Brain Tumor Assoc.



August 11, 2016
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Dolan Funeral Home


August 12, 2016
9 AM
St. John the Evangelist Church, Chelmsford, MA
  1. Frank and Rita Georges says:

    Our condolences to the family. We knew Claire through the Y. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Frank and Rita Georges

  2. MaryGail Jaggers says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I saw Claire a few months ago and was glad to have had that interaction. She was a special lady. Since today is the feast of St. Clare, I’m thinking she is well on her way to Heaven.

  3. Brenda Pellerito says:

    My heart aches with the loss of this lovely lady…I have so many fond memories of her but perhaps what I will remember most is her strength. Love You always Claire, I will always carry you in my heart…

  4. Louis Stylos says:

    Having Know Claire through the Gr. Lowell Kiwanis Club , I saw first hand her dedication to help others in numerous ways. She was an example of an outstanding citizen that will be greatly missed . In her too short of time on earth , she lives on in the many lives she touched but young and old. May her memory be everlasting , while she rests in joyous peace! My sincerest condolences to her family that she was so proud of during this difficult time.

  5. Downie Family says:

    Danny and Family,
    Our sincere condolences, so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a wonderful lady, I always remember how she got Brian to eat snap peas when he ate over your house!! She will always be with you thru all your wonderful memories. Thinking of you.

  6. Downie Family says:

    Danny and Family,
    Our sincere condolences, so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a wonderful lady, I always remember how she got Brian to eat snap peas when he ate over your house!! She will always be with you thru all your wonderful memories. Thinking of you.

    The Downie’s

  7. Fran White says:

    Jeff and family

    I’m away for a few weeks and can’t pay my respects in person the way I’d like to. I know it’s been a tough road and besides the sadness, I hope everyone is having great memories of your mom. The White family’s thoughts are with you.

  8. Susan says:

    My deepest sympathies to the extend Delp and Cloutier family. I knew her as a fellow 1968 graduate of BMHS. She kindness and
    generosity was a trademark and will be a longing tribute to the woman she became. Susan Brown

  9. Janet Leggat says:

    I send my condolences to Claire’s family. I knew Claire as part of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Lowell. We worked on many projects together. She was elected Lieutenant Governor for our district and gave of her time and expertise to 6 clubs in the area. She was a fine woman.

  10. Jeffrey Freeman says:

    Sincere condolences from the Freeman family to the Cloutier family.
    Claire hired me at the YMCA in 1998 when I needed a part-time job.
    I was living next door at Keith Academy so it was a short commute.
    Claire became a friend outside of work and attended our wedding in 2003.
    We lost touch but I’ve never forgotten her, a kind woman, a good person.
    Having just lost my own Mom to cancer, my heart is with her children.

    Jeffrey and Mary Freeman, N. Chelmsford, Mass

  11. Jeannie Wilson Swanson says:

    RIP Claire you were truly an outstanding lady

  12. Louise Doyle says:

    She was a women filled with Love laughter and enthusiasm . She made this world a better place , This is a great loss to her family and community. Heartfelt Sympathy to her family

  13. Eric Averill says:

    As a race director colleague, I so enjoyed sharing experiences with Claire. Her sweetness and sincerity always showed brightly. She always smiled. Among so many others, the athletes she served will miss her dearly.

  14. Kathy Cloutier says:

    Claire always had and will have a special place in my heart.
    She was a wonderful women. As I mentioned before she welcomed me into
    the Cloutier Family with open arms and a warm dinner.
    She loved her family.

  15. Paul Sedgwick TriFury President says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Cloutier family, she truly was a kind and caring person. This is a great loss to her family and friends. God Bless.

  16. Patricia McGowan says:

    Heartfelt sympathy to Danny and.all of.Claire’s family
    She was truly a kind soul that will be sorely missed by all that knew her.

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