Claire A. Palumbo

Claire A. Palumbo

LYNNFIELD — Claire A. Palumbo (Carlson),  of Lynnfield, passed away quietly at her home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018.

Claire was born in Lynn on May 4, 1934. She went to Lynn Classical High School and attended Kathryn Gibbs School. She also graduated as a medical assistant with whom she went  alongside her daughter, Paula Chabra.

Claire and her family have been residents of Lynnfield for 42 years. Claire loved oil painting, long walks, art classes but truly loved spending time with her family. She worked at General Electric in Lynn, and later opened up two businesses, which she ran with her daughter Paula.

Claire is preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Rita Carlson. Sister Joan Cantrell, Rita Stier and brother John Carlson.

Beloved mother of  Paula Chabra and her fiancé Tony Doucette of Lynnfield,  son Steven Palumbo and husband Douglas Frens of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and son David Palumbo. Her grandchildren, Christina Chabra of Lynn, Andrew Chabra and Richard Palumbo of Lynnfield. Claire is survived by her brother Fred “Babe”  Carlson of Manchester, Conn. Claire leaves many nieces and nephews throughout New England.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to: St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online to

Arrangements to celebrate Claire’s life will be at the MACKEY Funeral Home, 128 S. Main Street, Route 114, Middleton. Calling hours will be Monday, Sept. 10 from 3-6 p.m. Further Info at


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