Claudia S. Greely
March 12, 2009
ROCKPORT — Claudia S. (Dupraz) Greely, 58, beloved wife of John W.
Greely, of Whale Cove Road, Rockport, died on Thursday, March 12, 2009
at her residence in the presence of her family.
She was born in Princeton, N.J. on July 4, 1950, daughter of the late
Lawrence L. and Nora M. (Enright) Dupraz. Claudia was a graduate of
Princeton High School, Princeton, N.J., Class of 1968. She was also a
graduate of Newton College of the Sacred Heart (now Boston College),
Class of 1972. She received her Master's of Education from Lesley
For several years, she was a special education teacher at St. Ann's
Hilltop School in Methuen and later at the Beeman School in Gloucester.
She had resided in Rockport for the past 30 years where she was a
member of the Rockport Garden Club and the Sandy Bay Yacht Club. In
earlier years, she was an active volunteer of the Rockport School System
and especially enjoyed helping with the Enrichment Program. Claudia
enjoyed working in her garden and cooking for her family and friends.
She was a warm, caring and compassionate person who will be greatly
missed by her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband of 31 years, John W. Greely of
Rockport; four beloved sons, Sean M. Greely and his wife Marion (Warner)
of Baltimore, Matthew L. Greely of North Providence, R.I.; Andrew J.
Greely and Timothy G. Greely, both of Rockport; several cousins; and her
beloved Setters, "Abby" and "Brigs."
ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral Mass will be celebrated in Our Lady of
Good Voyage Church, 142 Prospect St., Gloucester, on Tuesday, March 17,
2009, at 10 a.m. Visiting hours will be held in the Greely Funeral Home,
212 Washington St., Gloucester, on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Relatives and
friends are cordially invited. The burial will be in Beech Grove
Cemetery, Rockport. The family has requested, in lieu of flowers, that
contributions may be made in her memory to Our Lady of Good Voyage
Church, 142 Prospect St., Gloucester, MA 01930; or to the Rockport
Garden Club, c/o L. Walker, 176 South St., Rockport, MA 01966.