Deceased Information


    Claire Allen D`Agostino

  • AGE



    Friday, July 28, 2023 (Before Sunset)


    Sunday, July 30, 2023


    3:30 PM




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    Shiva will be observed on Sunday from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM with Shiva minyan at 6:00 PM at the home of Gabby and Michael Sussman.

    2345 Nesbitt Drive, Brookhaven, GA



    She was a fighter. Claire Allen D’Agostino was born August 15, 1945 in Moultrie, Georgia, and passed away after a battle with Alzheimer’s on July 28, 2023 just shy of her 78th birthday.

    Claire was an incredibly accomplished woman. After finishing her undergraduate degree from Agnes Scott College, she married in November of 1970 to Robert Joseph D’Agostino. She then earned her PhD in Psychology from Georgia State University in 1972.

    Claire was a pioneer in police and corrections work as a licensed clinical psychologist for the State of New Jersey, the City of Wilmington, Delaware, and the City of Atlanta, Georgia. She also spent critical time caring for troubled youth at the Governor Bacon Juvenile Center in Delaware. Upon retirement, she worked with the Department of Veterans Affairs counseling military personnel upon return from active duty.

    She served as a consultant to the Department of Justice under the Reagan Administration, founded the Georgia chapter of the Republican Jewish Coalition, served as President of Temple Sinai, was appointed by Governor Sonny Purdue to the Georgia Holocaust Commission and was subsequently made chair by Governor Nathan Deal, all while raising three children. In addition, she drank untold gallons of unsweet tea. It was an exceptional life.

    Claire is survived by her husband, Robert, of nearly 53 years, her children, Joseph, Joshua and his wife Annie, Gaby and her husband Michael, and her six grandchildren, Elena, Sari, Mira, Sophia, Jack, and Ana.

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  • bill n hals

    a joy to see for all the Simchas with her granddaughters- so glad to have been a part of her joy

  • Robert Lloyd Omohundro

    To Bob and family, Such a profound loss of life and love, as we remember her achievements and accomplishments. Even through her illness her love to family and those around her was a priority. She was always gracious, loving and kind. Her spirit will continue to impact future generations long after passing.

  • Sherry Carasik

    Dear Bob and family, you had a remarkable wife and mother. I know she was a guiding light in your lives and she will always be in your heart.

  • Helene and Phil Jacoby

    We are so sad to have lost such a wonderful friend. Claire was always a joy to be around and will certainly be missed. May her name forever be for a blessing.

  • Lew Kravitz

    To Bob and All The Family - - Claire was a true doer. She was a person to be respected and I valued my time with her at Temple Sinai. I send my heartfelt condolences.

  • Nancy Loeb

    Bob, Gaby, Josh, Joseph, Annie, Michael, My dear friend, Claire, and I walked, strolled and talked for miles upon miles. We never lacked for conversation. I will miss her terribly. She was truly a blessing to many.

  • Michael Lewyn

    May you be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

  • Lane and Rona Wolbe

    Our thoughts are with you in your time of grief. Claire was a role model for her generation and those that followed. She was a loving person who gave it her all and left behind a beautiful legacy….touching the hearts of so many. She left the world a better place and we’re grateful to have known her. May her loving memory bring joy to your hearts Lane and Rona

  • Gary and Sam Alexander

    Claire was a remarkable woman and will be missed

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