Claire E. Kopfman Claire E. Kopfman (nee Curtin) was the beloved wife of William J.; devoted mother of Sarah E.; cherished daughter of the late Charles and Clementine Curtin; dearest daughter-in-law of Emil and Rosemary Kopfman; loving sister of Donna (Wayne) Vantine and Gerry Conte; dear god daughter of Lucille Russo; fond aunt of Maureen and Ryan Conte, Scott and Mike Vantine, Samantha and Connor Heil; and great-aunt of five girls. Her funeral will be Thursday, at 9 a.m. at Salerno's Galewood Chapels, 1857 N. Harlem Ave., Chicago, proceeding to Ascension Church (Oak Park), for Mass at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 3 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, appreciated. For information, 773-889-1700.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on April 24, 2012