Claire Myette, 74 of Northampton, a retired security guard and parking attendant, died June 30.
Born Feb. 11, 1943 in Derby, Connecticut, she attended schools in Hatfield and California.
She joined UMass Amherst in 1974, working first as a security guard and then as a parking attendant. She retired in 2002.
She was voted chief union steward and a vice president for more than 10 years, serving colleagues in AFSCME Council 93.
She leaves a daughter, Darlene Claire Blakesley.