Claire Rita (Brunet) Riendeau Basalyga

Born: Thu., Aug. 19, 1920
Died: Sun., May 28, 2017


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., May 31, 2017
Location: Scott Funeral Home, Inc.

Divine Liturgy

10:00 AM Thu., Jun. 01, 2017
Location: St. Michael Ukrainian Catholic Church

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Claire Rita (Brunet) Riendeau Basalyga, 96, of Bristol, widow of Harry Basalyga and Clifford Riendeau passed away Sunday May 28, 2017 at Ingraham Manor, Bristol.

Claire was born August 19, 1920 in Moosup, CT, daughter of the late Charles and Blanche (Latour) Brunet.  Prior to her retirement she was employed by the former OZ Gedney Co. of Terryville and was the first female crossing guard in the Town of Plymouth.  She was a member of St. Michael Ukrainian Catholic Church, Terryville and was also a member of the Terryville-Plymouth Senior Citizens.

She is survived by her son, Thomas Riendeau of Bristol; her brother, Rene Brunet of Bristol, her sister-in-law, Mary McHugh of Terryville; her grandchildren, Sherrie Saglimbeni, Raymond Riendeau, Robert Riendeau and his wife Denise and Clifford Mickel; her great grandchildren Philip and Amanda Saglimbeni and Renee Riendeau; her former daughter-in-law Kathleen Bonaccorso of Bristol and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday 9:30A.M. from the Scott Funeral Home, 169 Main St., Terryville to St. Michael Ukrainian Church, Terryville for a Divine Liturgy at 10:00A.M.  Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery, Terryville.  Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 6:00P.M. to 8:00P.M.

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Steven Massey
   Posted Wed May 31, 2017
Memere' will always have a place in our hearts. Such a sweet lady. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Riendeau family.

Steve & Kurt

Cassandra Pelkey
   Posted Thu June 01, 2017
Sherri, Uncle Tee, Kathy, and family- my deepest condolences and sympathies to you all. I have many fond memories of Aunt Rira and will cherish them more now.

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