And the " Old Timer's" fell silent !!
I am very sorry to hear the news of Uncle Boogers passing. He will always hold a great place in my heart and memories.
I am so sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. I will miss his wonderful personality and banter when I went into the restaurant. I am at the old timers every week. It will be sad not to see his smiling happy face.
Love & Peace be with all of you
To Brian and Family,
Sorry to here the passing of your Dad. A true loss to all!
To the family of Jim, sorry for your loss. R.I.P. Jim
We'll miss him, and always smile when we remember him!
In 1997 we brought my Mom to Old Timers for Mothers Day. She had never heard of Mr. McNally before then, so it was a complete surprise. I asked him if he would sing a song for her. (Anything but "Oh Danny Boy" because I knew she'd start crying and never stop!) He came over and got down on one knee and held her hand and sang to her. She cried anyway! She was so thrilled to hear him sing. She passed away only a week or so later. The memory of that special day will remain with me forever. He put a twinkle in her eye and a joyous smile upon her face that day. He was truly one of a kind and will be missed greatly. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.
Thanks for the memories Mr. McNally.
Jen & Mike Hanson & the kids.
Mrs. McNally and Family:
We send our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. We will certainly miss seeing and hearing Boogers at the Old T's and him telling us how "the fish was fresh from Mossy Pond that day". We will especially miss hearing his amazing voice at Christmas Eve Mass...his rendition of "Oh Holy Night" was like no other. He would bring tears to my eyes every time. May you take comfort from all the friends and family who loved him, and all the wonderful memories of truly a great man. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Amy & Scott Grady
There was a night when Gloria and I had our business upstairs on High Street and were working 80-100 hours per week. If it weren't for the O.T. we would have starved. One night we went to the O.T. for dinner around 9.00, planning to return to work until the sun came up. As it turned out, kitchen was already closed. But, no problem. Jimmy sat us in a booth, ordered us some wine, and sent out for a pizza.
Dear Irene and family,
So sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. How I remember all the fun times at the OT with my dad and Mary Allain. Now they can all sing a chorus of Danny Boy in heaven!
Please know you, Peter, Brian and Sean are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
I used to go to the O.T. with my mother Jacqueline Walsh & taking my own children,when the Irish Bands were playing. Jim always took the time to come over to the table & sing a song often taking time to sit & chat! He will be sorely missed by so many,deepest condolences to those left behind!Karen Cook Sarasota, Fl,(formerly of Leominster,Ma.
I'll never forget going to the O.T. with my mom and having Jim come out and chatting with us and singing his beautiful songs with his Irish tenor voice. He made the O.T. and everyone there feel special. He will certainly be missed. Jacquie Boisse, Venice FL (formerly of Leominster, MA)
Cioci Irene, and cousins Sean, Brian and Peter,
We are just heartbroken at the loss of Uncle Jimmy. He was truly one of a kind. We will miss seeing him at the Old Timer in his trademark sweatshirts bearing pictures of his grandchildren. Where the words, “It's good to see you, Uncle Jimmy” were always followed by “It's good to be seen.” A man, who, after some serious health scares, told you often how thankful he was for every day on this Earth and you knew he meant it. I will miss his smile, his kind heart, his quick wit, his voice… That voice. What a treasure. Christmas Eve will never be the same without him. Clinton lost a legend on Friday. Let the town of Clinton carry you in your grief as every patron of the OTs helps celebrate his memory.
I'll always remember Mr. McNally as a friendly man and my first boss. He was always quick with a friendly quip, and he made me feel important to the operation at his restaurant. What a good citizen of heaven we have in Jim.
I'll never forget the time he delighted my late mother Peggy Della Valle by singing Peg O' My Heart to her at the buffet when my parents came up from Florida. What a great man.
Always a gentlemen, always with his Irish smile and ready to sing a song.
The times we came to the restaurant were made extra special because of you and your genuine smile and hospitality. You made everyone feel right at home, we will all miss you and hearing your wonderful voice sing along on Sunday afternoons. God Bless You and your family from one Irishman to another ~ Sincerely and Respectfully Mark Mahoney and the Mahoney clan.
May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back
. May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.
Thanks for the hospitality, friendship and memories.
So sorry to hear of Jimmie's passing. He always had a kind word and smile. The McNally family and Clinton lost a great one. RIP.
Although we have only known the McNally's, the OT and Clinton for a handful of years, we have been honored to spend Easter and other holidays with Boogers, Irene and the rest of the clan. Their homes have always been open to us making us feel like we are part of the family It is with such sadness to learn of Boogers passing. He was a very special man who touched many hearts and brought constant smiles and lit up a room. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the McNally's. Children, grandchildren and the extended McNally family..
Jimmy will be missed by so many people who had the privilege of knowing him. It feels like we have lost an important part of Clinton that can never be replaced. My daughter, Cara, gave me a surprise 60th birthday party at the OT and Jimmy brought my cake out to me and sang Happy Birthday and kissed me on the cheek. I will never forget that day. Please know that our hearts hurt for your great loss.
Linda & Eddie Hoy
He had a great heart, one of the best tenors voices I ever heard, and he served up one great beef buffet. Oh the happiness he gave so many!
I first met Jimmy and Irene at try outs for the play Oklahoma at St. Johns school, they were called the St. John's players and I wanted to be part of them, Jimmy took me aside and said try for a talking part and I said no I was too shy, well it ended up I had a few words to say and I thank him always for his kind words he gave me. I know he will be missed and people will always remember all his great songs he sang at the O.T. Rest in peace Jim. Henry T.
To the McNally family: So sorry for your loss. Boogers was a wonderful man and friend. A true icon and hero. He will be missed by all.
Such a huge loss for Clinton. Boogers will be forever remembered by our small town and stories of his great personality,voice and one liners will continue to be told. We will all miss you!
Dearest Irene, Brian, Peter, and Sean,
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Clinton truly has lost one of it's finest.
A great family man, and a joy to have known as a tenant and customer for half my lifetime. You have all been so blessed having him as a husband and Dad;, as have we, to simply have known him.
A true Irish gentleman, but Polish by marriage, as he used to say!
"Odpoczynek w pokoju z moja przyjaciólka" Rest in peace, my friend!
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Jimmy is one of my very first memories I have of Clinton. I used to love going to The OT's in hopes of hearing Jimmy sing and as an adult I still would look forward to that. Roast Beef Sundays will be quite without him
Sorry for your loss. Jimmy will be missed by many. Always try to remember the good times you all shared. That smile and his sense of humor will be missed. RIP MrMcNally
Sorry for you loss, Mr. McNally will be missed by many. He always made our family happy when we ate at the "Old Timer". He would always always would sing "Danny Boy" for my nephew who loved to hear Mr. McNally sing
What a wonderful man. I hadn't been in the restaurant for over 20 years and when I visited them several years ago Jimmy stopped by our table just like it was back in the day to say hello and thanks for coming. He will be missed.
So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. What a nice surprise to find you and him at the Old Timer's after graduating from AMC! He always had a smile on his face, and was sure to come to our table and sing loudly at dinner, I'm sure happy to have one of your AMC classmates in his "audience". He was a wonderful man, and it is truly reflected in you and your entire family. May God bless you all.
So sorry for your loss....James was a good man, wonderful personality and a very warm heart...he will be missed...
Pete and family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. I met your Dad years ago when some of the gang from the OSC went to the Old Timer. Your Dad was such a pleasant man Pete. My mom recently and suddenly passed as well and I know what you and your family are going thru. I hope you find peace in knowing that your Dad is not dead he is just different. His spirit will live in you and your families. Always remember the good times. Be strong. As a mother of a United States Marine Semper Fi and OohRah! Mr. McNally!! God Bless
Dear Ellen (and Bob):
I was saddened to learn of Jimmy's death, and I want to assure you and all the family of my prayers and sympathy.
Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta once said: "Never let anything so fill you with sorrow that you forget the joy of Christ Risen!" I shall keep Jimmy in my Masses and prayers, especially on the day of his Funeral. His dear Mother and Father are giving him an Irish Welcome ("Failte") as he joins the "Old Timers" at the Eternal Banquet of the Lord. May he rest in peace. (Father) Ed Kennedy
sending thoughts of love and peace to Jimmy and his family ...
A better man you will never find. He made you smile when you didn't think you had it in you. He always sang a beautiful song every chance he could. Our town will be greatly empty without this wonderful man. My heartfelt condolences to all the McNally's
Many prayers of love and support for your family in this difficult time. I am at a loss for words. I cannot explain the kindness my family has recieved from Jimmy over the years. His bright smile and beautiful voice have given my family so much. He is a true treasure and will be sadly missed.
Dear Irene and family,
We are sending our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. I believe that God needed a wonderful voice in heaven and asked Jimmy to sing. He will truly be missed.
Herb & Penny Clark
Dear Irene and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. So many wonderful memories. May angels surround you during this difficult time of sorrow. He is now at peace!
Skip & Marie Spinney
Thoughts and prayers to the McNally family. You were a legend to the town and will be highly missed. May you rest in peace at the arms of the Angels.
Thoughts and prayers for all of you. Our Town of Clinton has lost a true treasure!
Hi Brian and family, so sorry to hear about your dad. He was a very nice man who always had a wave or a salute for you, when he drove by you on the street. I will really miss his smiling face.
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE MCNALLY FAMILY. HE WAS A FINE MAN WHO BROUGHT A SMILE TO EVERYONE HE MET AND LEFT THEM WITH LAUGHTER IN THERE HEART. HE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL.
Ill see you at the Gates Brother. Travel Well.
Sorry to hear of Jim's passing he was a great man, a proud father and grandfather and loved the OTs, semper fi James you will be remembered forever in Clinton
Irene and family,
My deepest sympathy to you and your famly...Clinton and all of us have loss one wonderful guy...I have know Boogers forever, and he was a a true friend...I have great memories of him singing Happy Birthday to me at the OLD TIMERS..made my night...He will be missed... SEMPER FI Boogers and RIP...hope you are singing up there at the PEARLY GATES....
The Old Timer Restaurant was the first restaurant that we went to when we moved to Clinton six years ago. I loved it immediately, especially since my last name was Flanagan - a nice (1/2) Irish girl! Two years in a row, we celebrated my birthday there because Mr. McNally sang 'Happy Birthday' to me and made me feel so special! On the nights we would go to eat and wouldn't see him right away I was always disappointed as I loved to hear him sing; but out he'd come from the kitchen, stopping at each table to say hello and ask how you were, and would then make his way to the piano and sing a rendition of 'Danny Boy' that never failed to bring me to tears. He treated everyone as of he'd known them for years - Mr. McNally was one truly special man that will be missed. RIP <3
Dear Irene, Sean, Brian and Peter - I am so sorry to learn of your husband/father's passing. He was a wonderful gentlemen and man with a BIG HEART. He will be missed so very much by everyone that knew him. Words are not enough to express my sincere sympathy to each of you. I am so sorry that I will not be able to attend his funeral since I am here in LA on assignment. My deepest and heartfelt sympathy to each of you and to your families. May God Bless Jim and be with him and each of you during this very difficult time. With sincere sympathy - David W. Bartlett