Whitehall- Maxine R. St. Claire, a devout catholic, loving wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother, passed through the gates of Heaven on Thursday, April 2, 2020.  She was a devoted mother and friend to all whose lives she touched.

Born at home in Chilson, NY on December 29, 1932 she was the daughter of Lena (Armstrong) Donavan and the late Sumner Hale Wisell. She attended Chilson and Ticonderoga Schools and graduated from Westport, NY in 1948.

She married Edward (Ebba) St. Claire on March 31, 1953 in Palatka, FL. She was predeceased by Ebba who passed away on August 22, 1982.

Maxine was a beloved mother of seven children, two daughters Janeen St. Claire Reeves of Las Vegas, NV and Dina St.Claire (Kimberly) of Whitehall and her five sons, Shane St.Claire (Pat) of Wallingford, VT, Duane St.Claire of Esperance, Randy St.Claire (Liz) of Brant Lake, Steven St.Claire (Evie) of Whitehall, and Mark St.Claire (Jessica) of Clemons. She is survived by 13 Grandchildren: Daryl St.Claire  (Krystal) of Schnectady,  Aleasha St.Claire (Craig) of Rensselear, D.J. St.Claire of Colonie, David St.Claire of Esperance, Ryan Reeves of Las Vegas, NV,  Carly (Brian) Mills of Reno, NV, Monique St.Claire of London, England, Chantal (Derek) St. Claire of Saratoga Springs, Hannah St.Claire of Whitehall, Evan St. Claire of Whitehall , Angeline Ruth St.Claire, Jane Marie St.Claire, and Molly Beth St. Claire of Clemons.  And five Great-Grandchildren: Gevarri, Elizabeth Lynn, Devin, Craig Jr, and Mariah along with her granddogs Cammie and Expo and grandcat Elsa.

She is survived by one brother, Patrick (Judy) Donovan of Chilson. As well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Maxine’s family was the most important part of her life and she cherished every moment she had with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren especially all the birthdays and holidays.  She loved attending and cheering at all the sporting events for her husband, children, and grandchildren which encompassed almost all her 87 years of life. She loved country music especially guitar when played by her granddaughter.  Additionally, in her spare time Maxine could be found walking, riding her bike, gardening, sewing or knitting for family and friends or baking her unmatched famous Chocolate Chip cookies.

All whom loved her dearly will never forget her tenacity, wit, charm, grace (when pertinent) and undying love and caring for them. She will be terribly missed.

At Maxine’s request there will be no funeral home calling hours.  There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church followed by a burial service at Our Lady Of Angels Cemetery on a date to be announced later in the Spring.   

Maxine requested that all memorial contributions be made in her name to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are under the care of the Jillson Funeral Home Inc., 46 Williams St., Whitehall, NY.

Online condolences may be made at www.jillsonfuneralhome.com

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Times in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Amanda Peet plays housewife turned murderer In Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story

DIRTY JOHN -- "No Fault" Episode 201 -- Pictured: (l-r) -- (Photo by: Isabella Vosmikova/USA Network)

By Barb Oates One of the most important things about a divorce is learning to pick your battles. For Betty […]

Ask Matt: Why is ‘celebrity’ so overused in show titles?

TVG_Ask_Matt

By Matt Roush Question: It’s tiring to see the use of “star” and “celebrity” in show titles. I clicked on […]

Obituary: Amy R. Phipps

Amy Phipps obit photo

Amy R. Phipps 73, passed away at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield Illinois on Tuesday April 28, 2020. Amy was […]

Obituary: James Eli McKeighan

James Eli McKeighan obit photo

Rupert-James Eli McKeighan, 89, of Rupert, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020 at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington. […]

ReMIND, ReWIND – Lost in TV space: A flashback to our favorite sci-fi series of the ’60s.

UNDATED, FILE PHOTO:  (FILE PHOTO)  Actors Bill Mumy (L) and Jonathan Harris (R) are seen in a television still in 1966. The 87 year-old Harris, who portrayed Dr. Zachary Smith in the television sci-fi show "Lost In Space", died November 3, 2002 of a blood clot in his heart. He was reportedly receiving therapy for a chronic back problem in a Los Angeles hospital when he died.  (Photo by Getty Images)

By Robert Edelstein, ReMIND Magazine In 1966, the U.S. was mired in a Cold War with the Soviet Union, and […]

Town denies graduation in park

Town board masks

By PJ Ferguson   The town of Whitehall will not permit use of Skenesborough Park for any graduation ceremonies for […]

Hartford to keep programs, staff with $13.4M budget

hartford logo

By Matthew Saari The Hartford Central School District is proposing a $13.4 million budget for the 2020-2021 school year, which […]

Obituary: Thomas A. Chaplin

Thomas Chaplin obit photo

Whitehall- Thomas A. Chaplin, 82, formerly of Saunders St, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2020, at the Slate Valley Center […]

Parade salutes injured fireman

brooks parade2

By PJ Ferguson   Whitehall is a community that always rises to the occasion when it comes to coming together […]

Obituary: Katherine “Kitty” Matte

Matte Katherine obit photo

Katherine “Kitty” Matte, 93, of Whitehall, New York, passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by her loving family, on […]

Obituary: Lorraine Rose Prevost

Prevost obit photo

Granville, NY – Lorraine Rose Prevost passed away at her home early Wednesday, May 20, 2020.  She was surrounded by […]

Granville reopening town offices

town hall

By Duncan Campbell   The Granville Town Board announced gradual steps being taken to reopen public hearings and town offices […]