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Claire Romaine Brennan Pontbriand

August 4, 1935 - December 27, 2015

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 . Please visit to leave a note of condolence to the family.

Service Information

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am


St. John the Apostle Catholic Church

1968 Sandbridge Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

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