Claire V. (Caouette) Wheeler, 97, of Naples, Florida, died peacefully January 29, 2019 in Joanne’s House at Hope Hospice of Bonita Springs, FL.
Claire was born in Winchendon, MA on April 30, 1921, the tenth child of the late Marcel and Elodit (Fournier) Caouette.
She was employed by Florence Stove Company of Gardner, prior to raising her family. Claire and her friends enjoyed the Big Band orchestras of the 1930’s and 1940’s, frequently dancing at nearby ballrooms.
She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Leonard A. Wheeler, who died in 1997.
Claire is survived by her son, Gordon Wheeler of Naples, FL; daughters, Janice Wheeler of Amherst, MA and Joyce Wheeler of Naples, FL; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her eleven siblings.
A Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, April 4th at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 135 Nichols Street, Gardner. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Gardner.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Healthcare, 9470 Healthpark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Please reference in memory of Claire V. Wheeler.
Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner is handling the arrangements.