Claire Romaine Brennan Pontbriand

August 4, 1935 - December 27, 2015

08/04/1935 - 12/27/2015

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Service
Wednesday January 13, 2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
St. John the Apostle Catholic Church
1968 Sandbridge Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
7574262180 | Directions

Claire Romaine Brennan Pontbriand, 80, passed away December 27, 2015. She was born in Worcester, Massachusetts to the late Terrance and Claire Peloquin Brennan. She graduated from Rivier College in Nashua, New Hampshire and retired from Seatack Elementary where she taught special needs children. She was a member of St. John the Apostle Catholic Church and was a very talented pianist.
Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 55 years, Walter J. Pontbriand; daughter, Monique McWhite also of Virginia Beach, Romaine N. Knepp and her husband Lloyd of Newport News; brother, Paul A. Lataille of Sturbridge Massachusetts; and nieces, Hélène and Monique Sansoucy both of the Boston area of Massachusetts. Besides her parents, she was preceded by her aunt, Germaine J. Lataille and her husband, Armand “Chick” Lataille; and son in law, CW03 Charles S. McWhite.
A service to celebrate her life will be held at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church on January 13, 2016 at 10:30 am with Father Rob Cole officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions may be made to the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad at www.vbvrs.org/donate . Please visit www.AltmeyerFH.com to leave a note of condolence to the family.

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Mike and Beth Bruzan
6 years ago

I will always cherish the many fond memories of spending time together with Walt and Claire. Working on computers, watching a show, or just enjoying some good conversation. I greatly enjoyed our times together. Walt, Mo, and Ro Beth and my heart felt condolences go out to you all. Celebrate that we and especially you all had the chance to share life with such a wonderful person. We love you all!

Romaine Knepp
6 years ago

I will love you forever, mom.

Donna Nurmi
6 years ago

To Dear Walt, Monique and Romaine.

I am so sorry for your loss. Claire was a very special person. Kind, generous beyond words and beautiful from the inside out. One of my favorite memories is wrapping Christmas presents together. Over the years we had a lot of good memories and laughs as friends and neighbors. She will be missed dearly. Dennis and I send our deepest sympathy. We will see you at her memorial service on Wednesday! <3 <3 <3

With Our Love,
Donna & Dennis Nurmi

Portia Williams Riddick
6 years ago

My memories of Mrs Pont goes back to Seatack Elementary. Such a kind spirit, an angel actually. My condolences to her family. She will forever live in my heart.

Jim & Bebe Breckenridge
6 years ago

So sorry to hear this news. We cherished our years as neighbors and have many fond memories. Concentrate not on what your family has lost, but of the many great years and memories you have had. Memories last forever. Unfortunately we won’t be able to attend the service but our thoughts will be with you.

Kevin Zarth
6 years ago

My heartfelt condolences go out to the entire family for the loss of such an amazing person. Claire will sorely be missed. Our hearts and prayers go out to you. You know if you need anything at all, I am but a phone call away.

Keith forrest
6 years ago

So very sorry for your loss I just saw it on the Facebook post. I will be there the 13.

JoAnne and Rodney White
6 years ago

Sorry to hear of Mrs. Ponts’ passing, she was such a sweet person, our son Rodney as a child use to go over at Christmas and play with the train under her tree. She helped him in Math when he went to Seatack. She will be greatly missed. Condolences to Mr. Pont, Monique and Romaine.

Nancy Hedspeth
6 years ago

My memory goes back several years when my child, Tammy Hedspeth was one of her students as was my nephew, John Ives. She made such a positive impact on their lives and I was always so thankful that she was in our lives. It was just in the past two years that we reconnected on Facebook and communicated so many times. My prayers go out to you and the family. .God has truly received another beautiful Angel in Heaven that will be missed here on earth.

Nancy Hedspeth
6 years ago

My memory goes back several years when my child, Tammy Hedspeth was one of her students as was my nephew, John Ives. She made such a positive impact on their lives and I was always so thankful that she was in our lives. It was just in the past two years that we reconnected on Facebook and communicated so many times. My prayers go out to you and the family. .God has truly received another beautiful Angel in Heaven that will be missed here on earth.