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Claire Patricia Sheehan


Claire Patricia Sheehan, 64 of Jacksonville Beach passed away on September 14th , 2021, at Community Hospice Ascension Saint Vincent’s Riverside.

She was born on March 13, 1957, in Queens, NY to Elizabeth Byrnes and the late Vincent Sheehan. She grew up in Commack, NY and graduated from Commack High School in 1976. Claire attended Buffalo State College for a time, and worked in the financial industry in New York City.

After moving to Florida 20 years ago, she learned to love the beach, cooking, and live music almost as much as her family. She spent many years as the Aprons chef at Publix. She was a delightful woman, thoughtful, feisty, friendly and fun with a fabulous dry sarcastic wit.

Claire is survived by her mother Elizabeth Byrnes; her stepmother, Janet Sheehan; her sisters, Carol Sheehan and Elaine Knecht; Brother-in-law, Don Knecht; nephew, Michael Sheehan; nieces and nephews and grand nieces and grand nephews of the Sheehan, Knecht, Blackstone and VanSaders families, as well as her beloved companion of 30 years, Charles Grieco, who is quoted saying, “after God created Claire, He retired.”

A Mass for the repose of her soul will be celebrated at Resurrection Catholic Church at 8 AM on October 7, 2021.

Celebration of Life is currently being planned.

If you would like to honor Claire’s memory please make a donation to Community Hospice at St. Vincent’s Riverside or the Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry.


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Debra Nearbin

Heaven has definitely gained another angel, your death has left me sad and relieved at the same time I know how hard you were fought you never complained and had such a positive outlook all the way to the end. I am both honored and blessed to have known you I will love you always till we meet again

Sue odell

Claire was such a beautiful soul.

Michael Pacheco

Claire was my sister's best friend from Commack and the Commack schools growing up and always together, Claire was like my 2nd sister to me and my brother as we were growing up and Claire was always down by our house hanging out with all of us.she used to always cut my hair for me and we had alot of laughs together with her kind heart and thoughtful ways.yes she did put up a strong fight to beat this but the good lord 🙏 had different plans for Claire. Claire is now reunited with my sister in heaven flying high with all the other angels.please give my sister a hug for me Claire and we will always love and miss you dearly. So too my both sisters, go rest high on that mountain of peace. May the good lord hold you in his arms so you won't suffer anymore. We all love and miss you Claire and we will always remember the good and bad times we all shared. Love always and RIP.

Ginny Thurson

You fought a great fight, Claire. Now it's time to dance. Rest in Heaven.

Paul William Rucker

Although I had only known Claire for a Brief Moment in Time.Her sister Carol introduced me to her and like Carol she had a Quick Wit and a Charming Spirit!My thoughts are with Claire and her Family at this time! Love Paul

Brittany H

Claire was such a wonderful spirit to work with and be around! Laughter and joy were always guaranteed whenever I was in her presence. Rest easy, Claire. 💕


My friend Claire, it’s been over A year that you told me about your condition, you’re very strong and you’re a fighter, so sorry you lost your fight. You’re very brave and strong during the whole thing I will miss you, miss our little lunches and little talks. Fly high you deserve your wings. God bless you , Charles and your family. Love you Claire👼

Marlene Watts

I know she is dancing in the sky.

Michelle Gomez

Sweet Claire! You were truly a shining light in this world. Thank you for your smiles and for always helping Kaitlyn when she started at Publix. She loved you so much!!!

Aubri W

Claire was always so thoughtful. If she saw something she thought I’d like she’d bring it to work. One time she brought me a bag because she said it “looked like me”. She had such a big heart!! You will be missed dearly ClaireBear

Trina Slawitschka

Oh Claire bear!!! I miss you so much!! I miss our conversations and laughs!! You are loved and missed by many!! Rest In Peace!! ❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏😢

Megan Montabana

My dear friend Claire. You’re loved by so many people. I’ve enjoyed working with you at Publix for all these wonderful years. I loved your sense of humor and your wonderful personality. I’ll miss our chats. I love you and miss you so much. Rest In Peace. 🥰🥰♥️♥️🌈🌈