Claire C. Lilienthal

January 14, 2020


Claire C. Lilienthal, 75, of Somerset, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020, in the Charlton Memorial Hospital, Fall River. She was the widow of Alfred Lilienthal.

Born in Somerset, a daughter of the late John O. Sousa and the late Esther (Roderick) Sousa, she graduated from the Southeastern Massachusetts University, now UMass Dartmouth, and went on to live in Boston and later Cape Cod and Florida. She worked as chief illustrator for the former Filene's Department Store Company and also did fashion illustration for the former Jordan Marsh and I.J. Fox Furrier of Boston. In retirement she opened a watercolor studio and gallery in Florida which she operated for many years.

She is survived by four sisters, Clotelde Halloran and Barbara Anne Sousa both of Somerset, Majorie Aardal of Frisco, TX and Joan Manson of Tucson, AZ; a brother, John B. Sousa of Dighton and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by four brothers, John O. Sousa, Jr., Richard Sousa, Leonard Sousa, and James Sousa.

Her funeral will be held Monday, January 20, 2020, at 9AM, from the Hathaway Community Home for Funerals, 900 Buffinton St., Somerset, with a 10AM Mass of Christian Burial in St. Patrick's Church, South St., Somerset. Burial will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Somerset. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

Calling hours Sunday, 4-7 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to a charity of one's choosing.

Calling Hours

JAN 19. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)

Hathaway Community Home For Funerals
900 Buffinton Street
Somerset, MA, 02726


JAN 20. 9:00 AM (EST)

Hathaway Community Home For Funerals
900 Buffinton Street
Somerset, MA, 02726

Funeral Mass

JAN 20. 10:00 AM (EST)

St. Patrick's Church
South St.
Somerset, MA


JAN 20 (EST)

St. Patrick Cemetery
County Street
Somerset, MA

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