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Claire Maxine (Ball) Linton

April 17, 1927 ~ March 9, 2022 (age 94)


Claire Maxine (Ball) Linton – Lawrence, MA

Claire Maxine (Ball) Linton, 94, passed away peacefully on March 9, 2022, at Lawrence General Hospital after a brief illness. Claire was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend to many throughout her life.  Born to William and Gladys Ball on April 17, 1927, Claire was raised and spent her entire life in Methuen, MA except for the last few years where she resided at Berkeley Nursing Center in Lawrence, MA.

After graduating from Searles High School in Methuen, she went on to nursing school at Lawrence General Nursing School and Merrimack College and earned her RN degree. She worked for over 30 years as a maternity nurse at Lawrence General Hospital.

She loved her faith and church, participating in the choir for many years and was an accomplished pianist. She got so much joy from her family and delighted in any time spent with them.

Claire was predeceased by her husband, Henry E. Linton in 2006. She is survived by her three children Mark Linton and wife Gayle of Methuen, MA, Dana Linton and wife Kathy of Windham, NH, and Cathy (Linton) Arsenault and her husband Robert of Granville, MA. Grandchildren Mark Jr., Melanie, Marshall, Joshua, and Zachary and great grandchildren Hunter, Morgan, William, and Madison as well as several nieces and nephews also survive her.

There are no calling hours and services will be private.  Dewhirst & Boles Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844 is entrusted with the arrangements.  Please visit to sign the online guest book.

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