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March 20, 1922 – Jan. 26, 2014

Claire Jeanette Lippert, of Williamsville, a registered nurse, died Jan. 26 in Buffalo Veterans Affairs Medical Center after a lengthy illness. She was 91.

Born Claire Hubbs in Northport, L.I., she received her nurse’s training at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City and served as a Navy nurse during World War II.

Mrs. Lippert moved to Williamsville after marrying Bernhardt “Bernie” Lippert in 1944. He had been a patient at Sampson Naval Base in the Finger Lakes, where she was stationed.

She served as a maternity nurse at Deaconess Hospital and Buffalo General Hospital and was a general duty and surgical nurse at St. Francis Hospital.

She also was a school nurse in the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda schools.

Strongly religious, she taught Sunday school and sang in the choir at Calvary Episcopal Church and was a choir member at Williamsville United Methodist Church. She also sang for a few years in a community chorus.

An excellent seamstress, Mrs. Lippert fashioned clothes for herself, her daughter and for dolls. She also was an avid reader on current events and history, and enjoyed playing bridge, quilting, gardening and many crafts.

Her husband died in 1997.

Survivors include a daughter, Sandy; two sons, Doug and Scott; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Kenilworth United Church of Christ, 45 Dalton Drive, Town of Tonawanda.