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Our love. Our memories. Our Claire.

On Friday, December 8, 2006, Claire Cucchiari-Loring was killed by fatal gunshots from her estranged ex-boyfriend.  Three weeks later she would have celebrated her 23rd birthday. 

At the time of her death, Claire was a talented music major at Old Dominion University, working towards graduating magna cum laude in May of 2007.  At ODU she sang with the jazz choir and madrigal singers, was a vocal soloist with the jazz band, and thrived in the close-knit ODU music family. 


SAVE THE DATE! The final Her Melody Lingers On event will take place on Friday, February 7, 2020, and will feature jazz piano duets performed by the outstanding musicians Justin Kauflin and John Toomey at Diehn Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Old Dominion University. The concert will begin at 7:30 PM, and we recommend arriving 30-45 minutes early to pick up tickets from will-call and get seated. All proceeds benefit the Claire Cucchiari-Loring Memorial Scholarship.


The concert with these performers sold out last time.  Secure your seat by getting your tickets online in advance!  To order tickets go to

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