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Re: John Clancy mar. Cecelia O'Neil
Posted by: ISABEL MORSE MARESH (ID *****1608) Date: May 12, 2004 at 07:49:06
In Reply to: John Clancy mar. Cecelia O'Neil by ISABEL MORSE MARESH of 838

I have the following newspaper clipping about Richard Clancy, son of Cecelia [called Bridget] (O'Neil) and John Clancy: "R. J. Clancy, Construction Engineer, Dies. Mount Tom Resident,67, Native of Leeds Had Worked on Many Big Jobs. Was Special Investigator During War: Richard J. Clancy, 67, of 78 East street, Mount Tom, prominent construction engineer, died at his home this morning. He was born in Leeds, Sept. 28, 1882, the son of John and Bridget (O'Neil) Clancy. He had been a resident of Mount Tom for the past 14 years. He was a graduate of Williston academy in 1901 and Worcester Polytechnic Institute and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. He was a construction engineer and for many years was employed by Fred T. Ley, prominent contractor of Springfield and worked on many construction jobs. He was on the East river tunnel job in New York in 1908 and during World War I, he was a special investigator for the government. He was employed in connection with the Quabbin reservoir job and on the naval supply depot, Bayonne, N. Y. For the past four years, he has been employed by the United Elastic corporation of Easthampton. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Marion (Parsons) Clancy, and five daughters, Mrs. W. David Lain of Springfield, Mrs. Richard Bergeron of Boston, Lois, Gratia and Julie Marie, all three at home; one brother, Daniel M. Clancy of Longmeadow. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 at the Newell funeral home, with organ prelude at 1:30. Rev. Dr. T. Ross Hicks, pastor of the Methodist church of this city, officiating. Burial will be in Brookside cemetery, Easehampton. Friends may call at the funeral home tomorrow night from 7 to 10."

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