Claire Marie Sangraw

Claire Marie Sangraw

MANISTIQUE, MI — Claire Marie Sangraw, age 95 of Manistique, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 1, 2020, at her home.

Claire was born on April 24, 1925, in Munising, the daughter of, George and Florence (Gollinger) Dauzy. She attended schools in Munising, graduating from Mather High School with the class of 1943. On June 19, 1950, Claire married Lyle James Sangraw, Sr. in Manistique where they raised their family.

She and her husband Jim were the proprietors of Barney’s Grocery on Oak Street in Manistique for 15 years.

Claire was also a member of St. Francis de Sales Church, of Manistique, St. Anne’s Altar Society, St. Elizabeth’s Circle, the Manistique Elkettes, former member of the Garden Golf Club, and the Indian Lake Golf and Country Club, where Jim was the manager. Claire enjoyed cooking and baking, and doing counted cross stitch. In her younger years, she enjoyed golfing and bowling.

Claire is survived by her son, Lyle James (Brenda) Sangraw, Jr. of Manistique; daughters, Ann (Paul Villemure) Sangraw and Nancy Sangraw of Manistique; brother-in -law, George Sharkey of Munising; and a sister-in-law, Carol Dauzy of Florida, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim on June 22, 1995; her parents; brother, Paul Dauzy; sisters, Jean Hoholik, Dorothy Underwood, Lois Eimerman, and Ann Sharkey.

Claire had a verse she wanted as part of her obituary:

“Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep

I am in a thousand winds that blow, I am the softly falling snow,

I am the gentle showers of rain, I am the fields of ripening grain.

I am in the morning hush, I am in the graceful rush

Of birds in circling flight, I am the star shine of the night.

I am in the flowers that bloom, I am in a quiet room,

I am the birds that sing, I am in each lovely thing.

Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die.”

Private funeral services for Claire Sangraw will be held at the convenience of the family, at a later date, with Rev. Father Ben Paris officiating. Burial will take place at the Lakeview Cemetery in Manistique.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully asks that memorials in Claire’s name be directed to the St. Francis de Sales Church, or the Manistique School and Public Library. Fausett Family Funeral Homes of Manistique is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Condolences may be left at their website at Fausettfh.com