Many of us Cowsills fans were blessed to have known Claire. I doubt many of us can claim to be as big and loyal fan as Claire was. Claire had a wonderful collection of Cowsill memorabilia, many from the early, EARLY days of The Cowsills. Claire used to sit around the Cowsill kitchen table as a child, and I bet she's already had a nice dinner with Mini-Mom. Give Barbara a hug from all us down here!!
Bruce O. shared this obituary with us from The Newport Daily News January 18, 2005
NEWPORT — Claire Burbage, 54, of 22 Xavier Terrace died Friday, Jan. 14, 2005, at Newport Hospital.
Born in Queens, N.Y., in the St. Alban's Naval Hospital on Jan. 5, 1951, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Eleanor C. (Hallberg) Reynolds. She had graduated from the former St. Mary's Grammar School, from St. Catherine's Academy in 1969, and had attended the University of Rhode Island.
Ms. Burbage was a certified nurse's aide and a bookkeeper for several Newport businesses. She was an avid volunteer for the Robert Potter League for Animals in Middletown, among other organizations.
She is survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins,
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Donations may be made to the Potter League for Animals, P.O. Box 412, Newport, RI 02840.
Arrangements are by the O'Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring St., Newport, RI 02840.