Claire V. Plocharczyk

Claire V. Plocharczyk, 95, of Londonderry, NH, died Thursday May 10, 2018 in Parkland Medical Center in Derry, NH. She was born in Dorchester, MA on Feb. 26, 1923, a daughter of the late Christopher and Margaret (Dunn) Colbert, and had been a resident of Londonderry since fall of 2017, formerly living in Derry. She had been employed for 21 years for Shamrock Cleaners in Derry. She was a member of the VFW Lester Chase Post #1617 Ladies Auxiliary in Derry. She was a communicant of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Derry.

She is survived by two sons, Robert W.  Plocharczyk and his wife Jean, and Stephen J.  Plocharczyk and his wife Sandra; four grandchildren, Scott Plocharczyk, Todd Plocharczyk, Allison Connor Richer, and Sarah Duhaime; five great grandchildren, Lucas Connor, Emily Connor, Kyle Plocharczyk, Julia Duhaime, and Charles Duhaime; as well as many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Bernard “Ben” Plocharczyk in 2014; as well as her siblings, Dorothy Guarino, Mary Gorham, Helen Emde, Eileen Lawn, Rita Shea, Christopher Colbert, and James Colbert.

Calling hours were held on Monday, May 14 from 4 – 8 p.m. in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch Street, Derry. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday at 10:00am in St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 26 Crystal Avenue, Derry. The burial followed in the Forest Hill Cemetery in E. Derry. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice of NH, 25 Nashua Rd., Unit E – 3, Londonderry, NH 03053 or to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, 733 Third Avenue, Suite 510, New York, NY 10017. To send a condolence or for more information, please visit,

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