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Mary "Claire" Murtha Henkel
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Birth: Nov. 5, 1918
Dorchester
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Aug. 28, 2010
Bridgewater
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA

BRIDGEWATER Mary "Claire" Murtha Henkel, of Bridgewater, Mass., died Aug. 28, 2010. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul Henkel, to whom she was married for 46 years.Claire was born in Dorchester, Mass., in 1918, the daughter of Mary Jane McDonough Murtha and Thomas Francis Murtha. Claire attended Boston University, graduating in 1940 with a degree in Fine Art. During World War II, Claire served with distinction in Europe with the American Red Cross. She had a career as an art teacher and was a highly accomplished pastel artist.Claire was blessed with six children: Harold Laurence Henkel (deceased) of Wattsburg, Penn., Thomasin Frances Henkel Shepp and husband David of Bokeelia, Fla., Hugh Henkel and wife Denise of Sarasota, Fla., Gerri Claire Quigley of Bridgewater, Mass., Jane Duval and husband Ron of Long Valley, N.J., and Robin Henkel and husband Joseph Hamilton of Pocasset, Mass.; fond step-children Paul Baur Henkel (deceased) of Downers Grove, Ill., and Judith Batenhorst of Plymouth, Mass.; brothers Joseph Murtha of Weymouth, Mass., Thomas Murtha of Clearwater, Fla., and Robert Murtha of Barrington, R.I.; sister Winifred Donovan of Scituate, Mass.; 15 grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren. Claire was predeceased by her younger sister Sabina Fitzpatrick of Mashpee.Visiting hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at the Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, 40 MacArthur Boulevard, Bourne, MA 02532. A funeral Mass will be held at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Pocasset, Mass., on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, at 10 a.m. She will be buried next to her husband at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.www.nickersonbournefuneralhome.com. Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home.
 
 
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  Paul H. Henkel (1916 - 1993)
 
Inscription:
HENKEL, CLAIRE MURTHA
DATE OF BIRTH: 11/05/1918
DATE OF DEATH: 08/28/2010
BURIED AT: SECTION 15 SITE 1588
MASSACHUSETTS NATIONAL CEMETERY
OFF CONNERY AVENUE BOURNE, MA 02532
(508) 563-7113
WIFE OF HENKEL, PAUL H
S SGT US ARMY

 
Burial:
Massachusetts National Cemetery
Bourne
Barnstable County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: SECTION 15 SITE 1588
 
Created by: Mayflower Pilgrim 332
Record added: Aug 30, 2010
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Mary Claire <i>Murtha</i> Henkel
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Mary Claire <i>Murtha</i> Henkel
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Mary Claire <i>Murtha</i> Henkel
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 Added: Aug. 30, 2010
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