Claire A. (DiPaolo) Birkmaier, 81, of North Scituate, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence. She was the beloved wife of George Birkmaier. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Frank, Jr. and Eugenia (Gasbarro) DiPaolo.
Claire was a former Miss Rhode Island. She was an administrative aid for Senator Pell for 32 years, and a secretary for Senator Paul Fogarty for 15 years. Claire had an overwhelming love for her horses, dogs and cats and spending quality time on her boat.
Besides her husband of 43 years, she is survived by her sister, Evelyn Doherty and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Richard DiPaolo and Thomas DiPaolo.
Her Funeral Service will be held on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 9AM from Maceroni Funeral Home, 1381 Smith St., North Providence, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10AM in St. Pius V Church, Eaton St., Providence. Burial will be in Santa Maria del Campo Cemetery in Barrington. Visiting hours are Sunday from 2-5PM.In lieu of flowers, donations in Claire’s memory may be made to HopeHealth Hospice & Palliative Care, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904.
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