Claire T. (Kuninski) Cadran

June 23, 2012

Claire T. (Kuninski) Cadran

CLAIRE T. (KUNINSKI) CADRAN, in Woburn, June 23rd. Beloved wife of Leonard J. Cadran. Devoted mother of Susan A. Cadran Tillinghast of Dedham. A Memorial Service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, June 28th at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Funeral Home between 10-11a.m. one hour prior to the service. Donations may be made in Mrs Cadran’s memory to the Beacon Hospice Inc., 529 Main Street, Boston, MA 02129.

OBITUARY:

Claire T. (Kuninski) Cadran passed away peacefully at her home amongst her loving family. The beloved wife of Leonard J. Cadran, she was eighty one years of age.

Born in Montague, she was the daughter of the late Felix and Florence (Cadieux) Kuninski.

Raised and educated there she was a graduate of Turner Falls High School, Class of 1948. Continuing her education Mrs Cadran travelled to Salem where she persued her Bachelor’s degree in Education, which she received in 1953. She returned home upon completion and began her teaching career in Wauchusetts and then to Holden and attended University of MA, where she completed a Masters Degree in education.

In 1956 she married a wonderful gentleman, Leonard Cadran. They had grown up in the same town and Mr. Cadran had gone off to the service and upon his return home he reintroduced himself to Claire and the rest was history! They would have celebrated fifty six years of marriage on Friday. In 1961 they moved to the West side of Woburn, where they have made their home. Mrs Cadran had taught in Lexington and when her daughter Susan arrived she retired. She devoted herself to her family and home. In later years she returned to the work force where she worked for the Government teaching in the CEDAR program.

Mrs Cadran enjoyed travelling. They had frequently gone back to the western part of the state where she grew up to visit relatives and friends. Cross country, mountains, rivers and oceans, she truly was fascinated by it all. A very active reader throughout her lifetime, mysteries where always at the top of the list. An avid sportsperson throughout the years, she thoroughly enjoyed college basketball along with the Celtics and Patriots.

A rather quiet and gentle woman, Mrs Cadran’s family was her world. Her wonderful sense of humor, extraordinary listening abilities and unconditional love is a legacy held close to their hearts.

Mrs. Cadran is lovingly survived by her husband Leonard J. Cadran. Devoted mother of Susan A. Cadran Tillinghast of Dedham. A Memorial Service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, June 28th at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Funeral Home between 10-11a.m. one hour prior to the service. Donations may be made in Mrs Cadran’s memory to the Beacon Hospice Inc., 529 Main Street, Boston, MA 02129.

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  1. Two years now. The pain does not lessen, it only gets stronger. People who say that over time it gets better are liars. Dad’s family are still jerks – you should have outlived all of them. I miss your hugs.

    I love you.

    Susan

  2. Happy Eighty-Third Birthday, Mom. The world was not as special before Meme gave birth to you and certainly lost most of its sunshine when both you and she joined Pepe. You told me when she passed away that you felt like an orphan – I know now what you mean…please kiss Calvin for me and take care of him. Hopefully, I’ll be with you soon. No word has been invented yet to tell you how much you mean to me. I love you.

    Susan

  3. Mom,

    We made it through the first year. You helped me with this new way of living and you already know the good news. Thank you for talking me through this first year. The pain it gone now – and you know why. Now that we found your wedding gown, Dad gave it to me and it is very close to fitting perfectly on me. I never realized just how beautiful you were – you made Grace Kelly pale in comparison. I love you.

    Susan

  4. My most beloved treasure – the day of your birth is February 18th, 1931. Dad has been wonderful, but I am losing faith and failing as a daughter. I could not face Christmas without you and I know it is very selfish, but I can’t let go even though I have you all around me. I feel your strength every day and that is what keeps me going. You are the rose in my heart and I feel you every time the sun shines on my face. We both know it is getting worse, not better and that I haven’t even started the real grieving process. I will never let go of my Angel. Just one more hug, one more smile, I am trying to stay strong for you and for Dad but I can honestly say if I could join you, I would. Happy Birthday, Mom. Thank you for being upset that you had to leave me for now – the most important thing is that you are at peace and happy. Wait for me at the other side of the rainbow.

    Love,

    Susan

  5. Patricia Bushard Monahan,
    My thoughts go out to you both. I remember Mrs. Cadran often as she had a large impact on my life. She was my Business Teacher at Lexington High School and gave us many lessons that I use often in both life and during my years of employment. We had a 50 yr Business Class Reunion in May 2012 and had a discussion on the impact that Mrs. Cadran had on all our lives. For this we are extremly grateful. She was a favorite and well remembered teacher!

  6. Susan,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I know what a tremendous influence your Mother was in your life and how much she will be missed. Her spirit lives forever in your heart. She is your angel watching over you and your Dad. Keep her close to you.

    Cindy Baumann Burns

  7. Lenny and Susan, We are so very sorry for your loss. We hope you are comforted by many years of happy memories. Love, Bill, Tamara & Tabitha Carroll

  8. Dear Cadran Family,

    I never met Mrs. Cadran however I know that she was an amazing lady. Many thanks for her legacy of strength and beauty in her daughter Susan.
    Deepest condolences to the family. Happy Graduation to Heaven Mrs. Cadran.

    Warm regards,
    N. Singleton

  9. John Scanlon

    Lenny…The Trustees at Place Lane Condo Trust extend their condolences on the loss of your wife,Claire.

  10. Patricia Bushard Monahan,
    My thoughts go out to you both. I remember Mrs. Cadran often as she had a large impact on my life. She was my Business Teacher at Lexington High School and gave us many lessons that I use often in both life and during my years of employment. We had a 50 yr Business Class Reunion in May 2012 and had a discussion on the impact that Mrs. Cadran had on all our lives. For this we are extremly grateful. She was a favorite and well remembered teacher!

  11. We love you – from Susie Soprano, Sport, Sportie, Stretchie, Muffin, Fluffy, Angel, Princess, Queenie and Ichabod Crane. We know you loved us as much as humans – and we loved being your special, loving friends. You had a love for animals that is rare and we were lucky to have you in our lives.

  12. Lenny and Susan –
    I’m so sorry to hear of Claire’s passing. Let wonderful memories of years gone by sooth your heartache.
    Love,
    Barbara Carroll

  13. Dear Lenny- We are so very sorry to hear about Claire. Please know that we are thinking of you and your family. Take care, Sue (Carroll) Champagne and family

  14. May you rest in peace in the loving arms of our heavenly Father. You are in our thoughts and prayers
    Love
    David & Sandra Aldrich

  15. Lenny – We are sorry to hear about Claire. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    Jen Carroll & Family

  16. Hi Susan and Mr. Cadran, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Mrs. Cadran. She was such a wonderful woman, a supportive and loving mother and a great Girl Scout leader! What a lot she put up with with our sleepovers… 🙂 She will be missed but will be kept alive with wonderful memories.

    Love from Barbara (Hayes) Pappas

  17. i’m a friend of Susan’s. I know how close she and her mom were and I hope your family finds peace. I am grieving myself and share your pain.

  18. My heart is empty without you. The world is less to me and I miss my best friend. No more pain, Mom. I love you so much.

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