Claire E. Taillon, 78


NORTH SMITHFIELD — Claire E. Taillon, 78, of St. Antoine Residence, died September 23. She was the wife of Gerald Taillon, and mother of Father Marcel L. Taillon, pastor of St. Thomas More Church, Narragansett.

A resident of Woonsocket for most of her life, she was the daughter of the late Louis T. and Beatrice M. (Dussault) Bernard. She was a communicant of the former St. Anne Church and a member of Les Dames de Ste. Anne. Her Catholic faith and her family were the center of her life.

In addition to her husband and Father Taillon, she is survived by another son, Gerald D. Taillon of Newburyport, MA; a daughter, Diane J. Kane of Woonsocket; and five grandchildren.

Solemn vespers were sung September 26 at St. Thomas More Church. A Mass of Christian Burial was concelebrated September 27 at Precious Blood Church, Woonsocket. Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery, Cumberland.