Claire Buckley, age 5

Lost to gun violence on November 17, 2016 in Stafford, Virginia.

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  • Nickname:
    4 Claire Bear
  • Number of children:
  • Personality:
    3 Sweet, kind, fun, funny, loving
    4 Heartbreakingly missed by her Mimi, Papa, Aunt Sarah, many great aunts, uncles, cousins, friends
    5 Dearly loved animals, even down to the smallest of creatures, including bugs!
    4 At age 5, could already play 6 songs on the piano, loved swimming and gymnastics
    3 Loved and protected her little sister
    4 Loved purple and pink
    2 Such a cute and sassy little girl
    2 Would play with her toy animals for hours on end
    2 Polite, would always say please and thank you
    2 Loved Kindergarten and her teacher; sadly, only got to attend for 2 1/2 months.
    2 Loved My Little Pony
    1 Claire and her Mimi loved to look at neat and funny things on the computer, especially animal videos
    1 Went through quite a long period where she loved dragons and dinosaurs
    4 Wanted to be a veterinarian when she grew up
  • Occupation:
    1 Brought PURE JOY to everyone blessed to come into her presence!
    1 Loved fruits and veggies and would pick them before sweets
    2 Requested gifts for animals instead of gifts for herself for her 5th birthday party
    1 Loved giggling and doing funny and silly things with her beloved Mimi
    1 Loved her family so much and loved her friends
    1 Heart of gold
    1 Total sweetness and exuded pure LOVE for everyone and all animals
    2 At barely age 5 could already play 6 songs on the piano
    1 Loved gymnastics and swimming
    1 Tragically murdered by her "Father" the one she loved so very much (she adored her Mommy too)
    2 Thanks for the new photo, I visit them almost daily.
  • Workplace:
  • Schools attended:
    3 Kindergarten, Rockhill Elementary (2 1/2 short months)
    3 She loved Kindergarten and loved her teacher (Ms Chao)
  • Comments:
    2 Senseless, should have never happened
    2 Devastated and shattered hearts left behind
    6 Rest In Peace little angel
    1 What a Beautiful little girl 🐦
    1 Such a precious angel
    3 Rest in Peace little Angel 🎃
    2 R.I.P💐
    7 Was tragically, heartbreakingly murdered by her own Father :(
    3 Rest in heaven beautiful angel. :)
    2 rip angel
    1 Rest Well little Child 🐈
    1 Beautiful soul
    5 I AM CLAIRE'S MATERNAL MIMI. I FREQUENT THIS SITE EVERYDAY. PLEASE DO NOT DELETE ANYTHING. TY.
    1 so so beautiful. Rip Sweetie🌸🏵️🌹🥀🌷
    1 so beautiful. RIP lil Angel🌼🥀🌹🌷
    2 I’m so sorry baby girl for you and your sister and mum...I hope you’re together🙏🏻 so 💔
    1 Last little girl on earth who should ever have been taken so cruelly like this!
    1 I wish you had more time here on earth. The amazing things you would have added.
    2 beautiful girl, terrible loss. I grieve for the family 😥

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