Dr. Claire L. (Baglio) MacDonald

June 6, 2023


Dr. Claire L. (Baglio) MacDonald DNP, RN of Malden (formerly of Andover) passed away on June 6, 2023 after a brief illness. 

She was born April 20, 1959 to Mr. and Mrs. Salvatore Baglio. She will be sorely missed by her loving partner Dominic Sardo. Claire is survived by her devoted children Edward Joseph MacDonald III and his wife Sarah (Lemelin) MacDonald of London and Sean Patrick MacDonald and his partner Shalina Patel of Malden. She will be lovingly missed by her cherished granddaughters Evelyn and Josephine. She is survived by her mother Rosemary Baglio and will be dearly missed by her many, close siblings Rosemary Sczwecyk, Carolann Gabriella and her husband Marty, Kathleen Humphreys and her husband Ray, Allison Ames and her husband Gary, Christine Baglio, John Baglio and his wife Jennifer and Charles Baglio. 

Being from a large family, Claire is survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins in addition to many other relatives and friends including Edward J MacDonald Jr and the Falzone,  Dunphy, Nee and Gottholm families. She is predeceased by her father Salvatore Baglio and her brother Joseph Baglio, both of whom she adored. 

Claire was an accomplished leader in the field of nursing and nursing education having proudly served on several state and national nursing boards and committees. She received her BSN in Nursing from University of Lowell, her MSN from Salem State University and her DNP from Regis College. During her remarkable career she was a professor of nursing at Regis College and Northeastern University. More recently was the founder and CEO of CLM Associates and the Executive Director of the Board of Registration in Nursing in Massachusetts. 

She enjoyed dining out with her much loved sisters and her partner Dominic, playing pickleball, enjoying walks and spending time in Naples, Florida as well as in London, UK with her beloved granddaughters who knew her as “Gigi”.

Visiting hours will be held at the Weir Funeral Home, 144 Salem ST,  Malden on Monday, June 12 from 4-8pm. Funeral services will be held from the funeral home on Tuesday, June 13th, at 9AM followed by a Funeral Mass at the Immaculate Conception Parish in Malden.  Internment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill or Bread of Life in Malden. 

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