Claire Gendron


4:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday, January 26, 2024
Jennings, Nulton & Mattle Funeral Home
1704 Penfield Road
Penfield, New York, United States

Obituary of Claire J. Gendron


(April 1, 1932 – January 21, 2024)


Claire Mullen Gendron, 91, previously of Biddeford, Maine, passed away peacefully Sunday evening January 21, 2024, in Rochester, NY after a brief illness.


She was born April 1, 1932, in Biddeford, Maine, the youngest daughter of George and Emma (Moulin) Mullen.  Claire was a graduate of Biddeford High School, Class of 1951.  After graduation she worked for the American Red Cross.  


On September 27, 1952, she married Eugene Gendron in St. Mary’s Church, Biddeford.  She then lived in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Syracuse, New York.  Previous to re-locating to the Biddeford area in 1978, Claire retired from Marine Midland Bank in Syracuse.  While in Biddeford, she was employed by New England Cablevision.  Claire was a member of St. Mary’s Church until its closing and was a member of the Worship and Spirituality Commission and was also on the Funeral and Cemetery Committees.  She was most recently a member of St. Martha’s Church of Holy Spirit Parish in Kennebunk.


Although she loved living in Rochester with her family for the past 4 years (where she became an avid Buffalo Bills fan), she looked forward to returning to Maine every summer to vacation at the beach, as she enjoyed the sand between her toes and the sun warming her face.  


Claire was predeceased by her beloved husband, Eugene, parents, a brother, Kevin Mullen, and 3 sisters, Dorothy Frechette, Genevieve Daggett, and Annette Dubreuil.


She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Sharon Gendron of Penfield, NY, three granddaughters, all residing in Rochester, NY: Lindsey (Jordan) Csati, Hayley (Koi) Jackson, and Kelsey Gendron. She is also survived by four great-grandchildren Thomas and Reilly Csati, and Kai and Remi Jackson, one lovable canine great-grandson named Charlie, her adopted cat, Sadie, and several nieces and nephews.


Visiting Hours will be from 4pm-6pm Friday, January 26th at Jennings, Nulton and Mattle Funeral Home, 1704 Penfield Rd, Penfield, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Martha’s Church in Kennebunk, Maine at a later date. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Biddeford, Maine.


In lieu of flowers, should friends choose, memorial donations may be made in her honor to St. Jude’s Children Hospital. Claire’s great-grandchildren were the light of her life.

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