NORWALK, Conn. Claudia Hawkes, of Norwalk, died suddenly April 28. She was 40.
Hawkes was born Nov. 25, 1971 in Brazil to Hugo and Marly Sena Batista. She worked as a self-employed caregiver and loved animals and being a mother.
She is survived by her parents, Hugo and Marly, of Brazil; a daughter, Melissa Hawkes, of Bridgeport; her former husband, Peter Hawkes, of Bridgeport; a brother, Renato Batista, of Brazil; and three sisters, Marcia Davis, of Australia, Angela Araujo, of Norwalk and Leila Batista, of Brazil.
Visitation hours are 1-3 p.m. Tuesday at Hoyt-Cognetta Funeral Home in Norwalk. Burial will be private at a later date.
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