SACO — Claire T. Collard, 88, of Saco, died Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at Seal Rock Health Care in Saco.

She was born April 4, 1928, in Biddeford, a daughter of George and Rose (Credit) Fournier, and was educated in Biddeford schools.

On Nov. 24, 1949, she married Jean Paul O. Collard in St. Joseph’s Church.

She had been employed in Biddeford and Sanford shoe shops.

She was preceded in death by: her husband, J.P.O. Collard, in 2009; her daughter in-law, Nancy Collard, in 2014; her son-in-law, Gregory Bove; and two sisters, Doris and Simone.

She is survived by: one son, Michael P. Collard of Saco; two daughters, Sandra Peloquin and her husband Steve of Biddeford, and Paula Bove of Standish; grandchildren Courtney, Jeremy, Nicholas and Tyler; and a great-grandchild, Tucker.

Visiting hours will be 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm St. Biddeford. A funeral service the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Biddeford.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Claire’s memory made to: Beacon Hospice, 54 Atlantic Place, South Portland, ME 04106.

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