Claire A. Hedges, 73, of Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence passed away Sunday October 11, 2015 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. She was the wife of Warren B. Hedges. Born in Massachusetts she was a daughter of the late John A. and Vera B. (Jarvis) Shelburnes. Mrs. Hedges worked for the Rhode Island Department of Administration (Division of Taxation) for 30 years before retiring. She was a member of the Gospel Choir for Congdon Street Baptist Church. She was an avid reader, loved arts and crafts “particularly Cross Stitch”, playing video games and listening to music with her grandchildren and great grandchildren, but most of all cherished spending time with her family. Besides her husband she leaves two daughters, Traci A. Hedges of Barrington and Robin K. Hedges of East Providence, two grandchildren, Andrew W. Hedges and Makayla M. Hedges, four great grandchildren, Desiree Fernandes, Isaiah J. Hedges, Zara K. Hedges and Brianna N. Hedges, one brother, John A. Shelburne II, and many nieces and nephews. She was the grandmother of the late Damon M. Hedges and sister of the late Janice Bradley and Jacqueline L. Shavers. Her funeral and visitation will be held on Friday at 10:30 AM in the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a service to follow at 12:00 PM. Burial will be in Rumford Cemetery.
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