July 23, 1924 - January 12, 2021
Mrs. Claire H. Volin, 96, of Pittsfield, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. Born in Pittsfield, MA, July 23, 1924, the daughter of the late Louis F. and Mary Sanford Hoffman, she graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1942. Claire then attended Berkshire Community College and later American International College, where she earned her degree in business. Claire worked as an executive assistant at Berkshire Life Insurance. It was from there that she retired after 38 dedicated years. Among many things, Claire enjoyed shopping, crafting, and reading. She loved spending time relaxing with her friends, family, and a glass of wine. Claire was predeceased by her beloved husband of 51 years, William L. Volin, whom she married on October 19, 1949. William passed away in 2000. She is survived by her children, William J. Volin (Kathleen) and Christine M. Reed (James). She leaves behind her grandchildren, Jennifer C. Crocker (Timothy), Bridget M. Albano (David), Shaun C. Volin (Candace) and Daniel L. Volin. Claire is also survived by her five great grandchildren. Ethan and Landon Albano, and Christopher, Benjamin, and Owen Crocker. The Family would like to thank the staff of Mt. Greylock for their care and kindness during Claire’s time there. Funeral Notice: A private graveside service for Mrs. Claire H. Volin will be held at St. Joseph Cemetery, with the Msgr. Michael A. Shershanovich, Pastor of St. Joseph Church, officiating. A public Liturgy of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Church will be held at a later date, when Covid restrictions are lifted and all are able to safely gather together. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Berkshire Humane Society or Mt. Greylock Extended Care Facility in care of the Dwyer Funeral Home, 776 North St., Pittsfield, MA 01201 in her memory. Donations CANNOT be made online, but may be made through the Dwyer Funeral Home.
Mrs. Claire H. Volin, 96, of Pittsfield, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. Born in Pittsfield, MA, July 23, 1924, the daughter of the late Louis F. and Mary Sanford Hoffman, she graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1942.... View Obituary & Service Information
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