Claire L. (Delp) Cloutier of Tyngsboro
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. www.abta.org
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