Claire Lister

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Claire Lister
8/15/1925 — 11/18/2020

Claire Ann Lister (nee Flanagan) of Frederick, Maryland, passed away on November 18 at the age of 95.

She was born onAugust 15, 1925 in Orange, New Jersey, to Joseph and Mary Flanagan. She was the oldest of three children, which included her younger brother Joe and youngest sister Marilyn. She attended Clifford J. Scott High School in East Orange, New Jersey, and graduated in 1943.

On June 7, 1947, Claire married her roller skating partner and high school sweetheart, Kenneth Vail Lister. They were married for 62 years until her beloved Kenny died in 2009. They lived inNewark, New Jersey, and Clifton, New Jersey, before moving to Livingston, New Jersey, where they remained for 40 years. After raising their four children and retiring in 1997, the couple moved to Pennsylvania for five years, and then to Frederick, Maryland, where Claire remained until 2018. Her last two and a half years of life were spent at Copper Ridge Nursing Home in Sykesville, Maryland.

Claire is survived by her four children, Ron Lister and his wife, Lynda of Lake Ariel, Pennslvania; Gayle Whitenight and her husband, Ira ofToms River, New Jersey; Rick Lister and his wife, Sara of Newton, New Jersey; and Patty Scherer and her husband, Joe of Frederick, Maryland; 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, including Gary Zorechak and his wife, Erin of Frederick, Maryland.

Claire will be missed greatly by her family, whom she loved so much. She spent her life taking care of everyone — cooking big family dinners, sewing clothes for her children, grandchildren and even a few dolls. She was an endearing person who made friends wherever she went.

The family received friends on Sunday, November 22, at Keeney & Basford Funeral Home, Frederick, Maryland. A funeral service was held on Monday, November 23, at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Frederick, Maryland. Interment was held on Tuesday, November 24, at the Pequest Union Cemetery in Great Meadows, New Jersey.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in Claire Lister ‘s name to the Alzheimer’s Association at or mailed to 108 Byte Drive #103, Frederick, MD 21702.

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