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Obituaries

Claudette Marie (Morse) Snyder

Claudette Snyder, 78, of Chelsea, Michigan, went peacefully to be with her Savior Jesus Christ on June 4, 2024 at home with her husband by her side, due to progression of Alzheimer’s. 

Claudette was born in Detroit, Michigan on June 25, 1945. The oldest of six children, she graduated from Clarenceville High School in 1962. She married Thomas J. Snyder on June 2, 1962. The couple moved from Livonia, Michigan to Chelsea, Michigan in 1970 where she resided ever since. 

Claudette earned a BA in General Studies from the University of Michigan in 1992 after which she worked at EPA, ERIM, and ProQuest in Ann Arbor. After Tom retired, she assisted in running two businesses with him. 

Claudette was a vibrant person who lit up the room with her warm and friendly presence. She enjoyed family gatherings at their home, celebrating many holidays and birthdays for her large extended family and close friends. Claudette loved nature, especially flowers and birds; she and Thomas cultivated beautiful gardens every year. Claudette played acoustic guitar, was a prolific reader, enjoyed photography, and made lovely cross-stitch works. She loved RV camping and hiking with Tom throughout North America, adventuring to many US National Parks. 

Claudette was a beloved daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, and wife. She was a faithful servant of the Lord her entire life; her strong faith helped her through the challenges and adventures of her life, a great example to all of those around her. 

Claudette was preceded in death by her parents, Larry and Marcelle Morse; son, Steven Snyder, brothers Michael and Charles Morse, sisters-in-law Elizabeth Morse and Linda Morse. She is survived by her husband Thomas, children Cynthia (Marco) Silveri and Brant (Katherine) Snyder, grandchildren Anacarolina and Marisol Silveri, Olivia and Brandon Snyder, one great grandchild, Mia Rose Silveri, brothers Larry and Denis Morse, sister Theresa Morse, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

A memorial service will be planned for a future date. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in Claudette’s name www.arborhospice.org, www.rheumatoidarthritis.org, or www.dementiasociety.org.