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Claire G. (Butland) Polsey

July 18, 1947 — May 7, 2022

Claire G. (Butland) Polsey, 74 and a longtime Littleton resident passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family on May 7, 2022. She was the wife of David K. Polsey.

Claire was born in Boston July 18, 1947, a daughter to the late Harry and Lorraine (Gagne) Butland. She was raised in Somerville and later moved to Wakefield where she graduated from Wakefield High School. She spent several years as a wall paperer and as an administrative assistant in several law firms while attending Bentley University at night. In the mid-1980's while on a double chair lift in Nashoba Valley Ski Area Claire met David, and began a love story that would span over 33 years. The couple settled in Littleton where Claire worked alongside David in his business. Claire's most recent business venture was educating women on how to invest their money; a cause for which she was deeply involved through "Sisters Taking Stock" venture she created. While Claire was dedicated to her career, she always found time for her passions in life. Be it traveling, gardening or enjoying a cup of coffee with friends, Claire made sure to make the most of her time with friends and family. She was a friend to all and will be deeply missed.

In addition to her husband, Claire is survived by her son Chris Ellis and his wife Natalie of Swampscott; Her step-daughter Kristy Polsey of Ayer; and Step-son David Polsey of Leominster. Claire is also survived by her siblings; Harry "Sonny" Butland and his wife Brenda of South Carolina and Deborah Dunn and her husband Jeff of NH and her niece Kelly Daly and Nephew Nick Butland as well four grandchildren; Layla, Reese, Daniel and Jack.

Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Claire for a period of visitation from 1:00pm until 4:00pm on Sunday May 15, 2022 in the Badger Funeral Home, 347 King Street, Littleton. A brief prayer service will be held in the funeral home at 4:00pm. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Claire's name can be made to:

French Connection
925 W Broadway
Gardner, MA 01440

Northeast Animal Shelter
347 Highland Avenue
Salem, MA 01970

Wounded Warrior Project
4899 Belfort RD., Suite 300
Jacksonville, FL 32256.

Mass General Cancer Center
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114

Siamese Cat Rescue Center
366 Meander Run Road
Locust Dale, VA 22948

Arrangements under the care of Badger Funeral Home, 347 King Street, Littleton, MA 01460 978-486-3709

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