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Claire Dewindt-Brissette

August 24, 1927 November 22, 2010
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Claire Terese DeWindt-Brissette, 83, 700 Marden Ave., Waupaca, WI died November 22, 2010 at home unexpectedly. She was born August 24, 1927 in Hudson, WI to the late Dr. John Casanova and Verna LeClair. Claire married the late Donald H. DeWindt in Hudson, WI September 6, 1952. On September 17, 1994 she married Ed Brissette.

She was a long time member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Oconto. Claire enjoyed writing, occasionally, for the Oconto County Times-Herald paper and was a full time homemaker. She was an avid reader and enjoyed her retirement years with her loving husband, Ed.

Mrs. DeWindt-Brissette is survived by her husband, Ed; six sons, Peter (Connie), Suamico; Paul (Pamela), Oconto; John (Kim), Shiocton; Bill (Kereen), Oconto; Tom (Vicki), Oconto; Jim, Little Suamico; four daughters, Kathy Frease, Oconto; Mary (Dennis) Pillsbury, Oconto; Sharon (Jay) Letourneau, Green Bay; Jean (Butch) Kostreva, Little Suamico; three brothers, Dr. Jim (Jean) Casanova, Wausau; Bob (Mary Ellen) Casanova, Waukesha; Bill (Susan) Casanova, Bradenton, FL; 22 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her step-mother, Leanore Casanova; a brother, Jack Casanova; and a sister, Betty Casanova.

The family will receive relatives and friends at Holy Trinity Catholic Church from 9 to 11 AM Friday, November 26, 2010. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Friday at the church with Deacon Walter Kaszynski officiating. The Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at

Oconto Catholic Cemetery

9 AM to 11 AM at Holy Trinity Catholic Church 711 Park Ave. Oconto, WI 54153 on November 26, 2010 (map/driving directions)

11AM at Holy Trinity Catholic Church 711 Park Ave. Oconto, WI 54153 on November 26, 2010 (map/driving directions)

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