Claire a native of Labadieville, La and a resident of Port Allen, La, she was born January 1, 1925 and passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at her home.
Visiting was at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Brusly on Monday, November 18, 2013 from 9:30 am until mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am, celebrated by Father Matt Lorrain. Entombment in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Cemetery. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, J.C. Safford, Jr.; son, Theodore Landry of Port Allen; step children, Daniel Safford and wife Karen of Donaldsonville, Charles Safford and wife Janice of Kenner, James Safford, III and wife Mary Brasseaux Safford, MD of Port Allen, Margaret Safford Canella and husband Victor, Sr. of Brusly and Elizabeth Safford Hawkins, DPM and husband Robert of Baton Rouge; daughter in law, Cathy Dupuy Safford of Parks; 15 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Claire leaves behind an array of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends that will miss her gifts of love. Preceded in death by her first husband, John Theodore Landry, Jr.; parents, Eugene and Corinne Blanchard Dolese; son, Harold L. Safford; granddaughter, Deanna Joy Safford; sisters, Lucille D. Gaudet, Jeanne D. Arceneaux and Mae D. Koenenn; and brothers, Dr. Eugene D. Dolese, Jr. and Lt. Francis C. Dolese. Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Memorial donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church building fund or American Cancer Society . Special thanks to Total Live In Care caregivers, St. Joseph Hospice and Dr. Vince Cataldo for their loving care and devotion. Please share sympathies, condolences, and memories online at www.wilbertservices.com. Arrangements with Wilbert Funeral Home in Port Allen