Feb 042015

Claire Cofsky   Claire Alice Cofsky, 85, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at Sierra Blanca Rehabilitation Center in Lakeside. No public services are scheduled at this time.

She was born Nov. 27, 1929, in Worchester, Mass., to Eugene and Albina Choiniere.

Claire attended Holy Name of Jesus School in Massachusetts, where she sang in the choir. Singing was always one of her loves.

She married Ted Cofsky of Millbury, Mass., and together they had three children, Lydia Phillips of Utah, and Steve and Glenn, both of Alaska; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Claire loved painting and working with crafts of all kinds. Her yard was decorated with beautiful flowers and statues each year. Because of her efforts, Claire and Ted received a Best Yard award.

Her dream came true when she became an LVN in California. She lived in California for 20 years before moving to Arizona in April 1988.

Claire helped in the kitchen and carried Sacrament to Father Bill Welch. She also prepared the altar and lit the candles for Mass at Our Lady of the Snow Catholic Church in Snowflake.

She and Ted worked at Webb’s Adult Care Center for many years, and they also did private home care for many people over the years.

Owens Livingston Mortuary of Show Low was in charge of the arrangements.