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Kolf, Claire M.

Kolf, Claire

Claire M. (Collum) Kolf, a resident of Dedham, passed away on September 6, 2013 at the age of 84.  She was born in Boston, MA, the daughter of Roger D. and Catherine V. (O’Toole) Collum.  Mrs. Kolf was the beloved wife of the late John P. Kolf.  She was a member of the Dedham Senior Citizens and enjoyed many trips with the group.  As an avid bingo player, she loved to go to Foxwoods. Knitting and crocheting were also her favorite past times.  She was a devoted grandmother and being with family was her greatest joy.   She is survived by her 4 children; Gregory W. Kolf, and his wife Aimee, of Norton, Donna M. Rams, and her husband Paul, of Cape Coral, Florida, Claire L. O’Neil, and her husband William, of Medfield and Kathleen Carell, and her husband Michael, of Needham.  She was also the half-sister of John Kelly and sister of the late Mary Theresa O’Neill.  Mrs. Kolf was the proud grandmother of 6 grandchildren; Daniel J. Rams and his wife Keri, Jay O’Neil, Stephanie O’Neil, Jonathan Carell, Jack Kolf and Brian Kolf, and 2 great grandchildren; Logan and Blake Rams. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday from 4 to 8 PM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham. Relatives and friends are invited to gather at the funeral home on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 at 9 AM and proceed to St. Anne’s Church, West Milton Street, Readville for her Mass of Christian Burial at 10 ‘o clock.  Interment will follow in Brookdale Cemetery in Dedham. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241 or to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 89 South St., Suite 406, Boston, MA 02111.







Guestbook Entries

  1. Alison (Smart) Motta
    September 7th, 2013 | 11:00 pm

    Greg I’m so sorry, she was the sweetest woman.

  2. Karen Sugrue
    September 7th, 2013 | 11:25 pm

    Greg & family. So sorry about your mom… She was an amazing lady & raised a great son…prayers for your mom..Karen & Mike

  3. Pat (O'Neill) Scott
    September 8th, 2013 | 1:00 pm

    Aunt Claire was a very sweet woman. So glad we got to see her in June. Take comfort in knowing she is at peace and with her husband and sister, who I know she missed very much.

  4. Sandra and Bob Tannozzini
    September 8th, 2013 | 4:29 pm

    Kathy and Family,

    So sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy.
    Love Sandy, Bob, Rob and Matt

  5. Leanne Leonard
    September 8th, 2013 | 5:52 pm

    Kathy & Claire, We are so very sorry to hear about your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you… Leanne & Topper

  6. Linda Keller
    September 8th, 2013 | 7:29 pm


    Words cannot expressed how sorry I am to hear about your mom. Take comfort in the fact that she is now at peace.

  7. Paul and Katie MacArthur
    September 9th, 2013 | 7:20 am

    To the O’Neill Family, out thoughts and prayers are with you at the difficult time, may your Mom rest in peace.

  8. Dianne List
    September 9th, 2013 | 11:05 am

    Hi Kathy,

    I am so sorry about your loss. Your mother was a very strong woman and had been through a lot – she is now at peace.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  9. Nicole Lescarbeau
    September 9th, 2013 | 6:42 pm

    Mrs. Kolf will be greatly missed. She was so much fun and such a good friend to my mom.
    So sorry for your loss.

  10. Linda Hagan Rule
    September 9th, 2013 | 7:32 pm

    Claire I am so sorry for your loss . My thoughts and prayers are with you all. A mom is mom no matter what age we are. She will always be in your heart and thoughts.

  11. Karen Springer & Bob Fanella
    September 10th, 2013 | 7:20 am

    Danny, Donna & Family

    Nana was a really cool woman. She was always busy and strong and caring.
    I am sorry for your loss and will miss her.

  12. Darah and Steve Vacher
    September 10th, 2013 | 12:50 pm

    We are so sorry about Claire, what a sweet lady she was. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. xo

  13. September 10th, 2013 | 3:31 pm

    Our thoughts go out to your entire family, especially Greg, who we watched grow up from a courteous and polite boy to wonderful father and friend. A fine tribute to your mother.

  14. Charlie & Celia Black
    September 11th, 2013 | 3:36 pm

    Dear Greg and Aimee, we were so sorry to hear of the loss of Greg’s mom. We are also sorry we were not in town to attend her wake and funeral. Our thoughts and prayers are with your whole family. God Bless you all.

  15. Bridget Kaskeski
    July 29th, 2015 | 3:57 am

    Claire and Donna your mom made this world such a better place.

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