Claire  Melville
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Byfield - Claire Melville died on February 23, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Ms. Melville was born in Salem, MA and was the daughter of Officer Wilfred Dansreau and Rose Marquis Dansreau. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Claire also studied at the Universite d'Angers in France, the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain and the Universidad de San Jose in Costa Rica. Claire also got her Masters from Cambridge College. She taught French and Spanish for 42 years at Exeter and Pelham High Schools in New Hampshire and in Wenham, Danvers, Byfield and North Reading, Mass. As a member of the New England League of Middle School Advisory Council, Claire presented seminars on pedagogical strategies and helped to recognize exemplary teacher practices throughout New England. She accompanied students on trips to Montreal, Canada, Angers and La Roche Sur Yon, France, as well as Washington D.C.
But Claire's biggest accomplishment was her family. She gave her whole self to raising an amazing family and she was so loved. She and her husband Terrence were married for 50 years. They raised three children who married amazing spouses and had six wonderful grandchildren. Claire was devoted to her family and loved to read and travel.
Claire was predeceased by her father, Wilfred, her mother Rose, and by her sisters, Doris Anne Dansreau and Joan Boudreau. She is survived by her beloved husband Terrence and her children, Justin Melville and his wife Kelly Melville, Katherine Pitman and her husband, Chris Pitman, and Conor Melville and his wife Tiffany Melville. She also leaves her brother Charles Dansreau of Buena Vista, Calif. and her six amazing grandchildren: Beckett Melville, Madison Melville, Sawyer Pitman, Colby Melville, Caelan Melville and Benjamin Pitman.
The family will be having a Celebration of Life to remember Claire at a later date. Arrangements by the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Claire's memory to Kaplan Hospice House in Danvers, at https://www.caredimensions.org/giving/ways-to-give/memorials.cfm. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.

"One only sees well with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the eyes." ~ The Little Prince by Antoine de St Exupery
Published on February 28, 2020

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Michelle Fazio
Mar 09, 2020
Terry and Family,

I am so very Sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and keeping you all in my prayers at this time.
Michelle Fazio
Mar 09, 2020
Terry and Family,

I am so very for your loss. Thinking of you and keeping you all in my prayers at this time.
Jim Spagnolo
Mar 06, 2020
Terry,
Please accept my deepest condolences. May you be consoled by your wonderful family and the years of love you spent with Claire. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Jim Spagnolo
Mar 06, 2020
Terry,
Please accept my deepest condolences. May you be consoled by your wonderful family and the years of love you shared with Claire. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kevin Marden
Mar 06, 2020
Terry:

I am so sorry for the loss of your wife Claire. my prayers an thoughts are with you and your family.

Kevin
Steven Vaphiades
Mar 06, 2020
I am sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.