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Bridget Claire (Cullinane) Browne

October 26, 1934 ~ January 16, 2018 (age 83)

Bridget Claire Cullinane Browne (“Claire”), was born on October 26, 1934 and died peacefully at home in Pittsboro on January 16, 2018 with her family at her side.


She was born in Athenry, Co. Galway, Ireland and moved to London at age 14. She moved to New York City in 1959 where she met her future husband, Jack. After living and working across the Northeastern US, they retired to Fearrington Village. In her twenty years of living in North Carolina, she made it as much her home as Ireland. She gave of herself in community and church volunteer work.


She was predeceased by her husband John Patrick (Jack) in 2014.


She is survived by her son, Michael Liam and his partner, Piotr Piecha; a grandson, Peter James; one sister and two brothers; as well as nieces and nephews in the US, Ireland and the UK.


A viewing will be held from 3-9:00pm on Thursday January 25, 2018 at

Donaldson Funeral Home - 396 West St, Pittsboro, NC 27312


A Funeral Mass will commence Friday, January 26, at 10:30am at St. Thomas More Catholic Church - 940 Carmichael St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Flowers may be sent to Donaldson’s Funeral Home.

Alternatively, donations of money or food can be made to:

Chatham Outreach Alliance – a food program for those in need -


Donations may be made to:

CORA Food Pantry
P.O. Box 1326, Pittsboro NC 27312
Tel: 1-919-542-5020

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