Claire M. (Costello) Aspessi, age 88

of Braintree

Claire M. (Costello) Aspessi, age 88

Claire M. (Costello) Aspessi, age 88, of Braintree, died peacefully, Wednesday, January 5, 2022 in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Claire was born in Cambridge. She was raised and educated in Dorchester, where she continued to live for many years before moving to Braintree, her home of over forty years. She was a graduate of the former Archbishop Cushing High School, Class of 1950.

Claire was a homemaker and a loving matriarch who was devoted to her family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, watching the birds in her garden, and cooking for her loved ones.

Beloved wife of the late Louis C. Aspessi.

Devoted mother of Diane M. Healy and her husband James of Weymouth, Denise C. Costa of Randolph and her late husband James, Michael S. Aspessi and his wife Claire of Bellingham, Washington, John C. Aspessi and Cheryl Jones of Swansea, and the late Francis P. Aspessi.

Loving grandmother of Michael, Shawna, Brendan, Bailey, Chelsea, Adam, James, Michael W., Nicholas, and Stephanie.

Cherished great-grandmother of Helena, Evelyn, Bennett, Madeline, Thomas, and Ryan.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Monday, January 10, from 5 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy, on Tuesday, January 11, at 10 a.m. The Archdiocese of Boston requires a mask or face covering be worn in church. Interment to follow at Braintree Cemetery.

For those who wish, donations in Claire’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.


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  • Denise-

    I was heartbroken to hear of the loss of your mother. My deepest condolences to you and your family. You’re in my prayers.


  • So sorry to hear about Claire’s passing. My sincere condolences to the family.

  • To John and Family. Sending condolences for the loss of your wonderful mother.
    May she rest in peace
    Charlie Tappa

  • Peter and family we want to send our condolences on your sister Claire’s passing.