Claire Anne Pearmain age 92 of Newbury Court in Concord and formerly a long-time Lincoln resident passed away on Tuesday, February 8, 2022. She was the wife of the late Wm. Robert Pearmain.
Claire was born in Washington D.C. on June 27, 1929. She grew up in Hingham MA, where she attended Derby and Milton Academies and maintained those early friendships for the rest of her life. She graduated from Wells College earning a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature.
Claire and Robert married on June 14, 1952, and soon settled in Lincoln where together they raised their children. After her children were grown Claire went to Northeastern University and graduated with a master's degree in Social Work with a focus in Geriatrics. She then worked at Metropolitan State Hospital with its chronically mentally ill residents until it closed in 1991. She cared deeply for the patients and helped them to settle in the community.
Bob and Claire were members of the First Parish church in Lincoln for over 65 years. She was active on a number of committees but especially the social concerns committee where she volunteered for such causes as hunger and homelessness. She was also a trustee for Farrington Memorial for many years serving young people with mental disorders.
She is survived by her three children, Elisa Pearmain-Hovestadt of Hudson, MA, Victoria Pearmain-Tingey of Rossville, GA, and William R. Pearmain of Marlborough, MA; her granddaughter Joy Hovestadt of Vermont, and two step-grandchildren, Ashley, and Heather Tingey.
Claire loved to garden, and to walk with Bob in the peaceful woods and fields near her home. She was widely known and appreciated for her kind and loving spirit.
Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Claire for a memorial service on Saturday February 26th, 2022, at 2pm., in Duvall Chapel at Newbury Court, 80 Deaconess Rd., Concord. There will be an internment ceremony in the Lincoln Cemetery later in the spring. Please rsvp with Elisa Pearmain at firstname.lastname@example.org, as space is limited due to COVID. There will be a zoom option for those who are not able to attend in person.
Donations in her memory may be made to:
The Greater Boston Food Bank
70 S Bay Ave
Boston, MA 02118
or call 617.427.5200.
Arrangements under the care of Concord Funeral Home, 74 Belknap Street, Concord, MA 01742. 978/369-3388. www.concordfuneral.com