JOHN J. "MICKEY" MCCLINTOCK - BURLINGTON - John J. "Mickey" McClintock, 89, a lifelong resident of Burlington, died peacefully in Starr Farm Nursing Center on Thursday, March 7, 2013. He was born in Burlington on May 1, 1923, the son of Bernice (Lawson) McClintock. Mickey was a graduate of Cathedral High School, Class of '41, and Burlington Business College. He was married at St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Winooski on Jan. 8, 1951, to Celia (Jarvis) McClintock. He was a veteran of World War II, stationed in North Africa and Okinawa, and also of the Korean Conflict. He served his country with the United States Air Force and the Vermont Air National Guard for over 40 years, retiring as Senior Master SGT. After his military career, he was employed for 20 years at Shelburne Museum. Mickey was proud of his work as an adult altar server at St. Joseph's for many years, and was a current member of St. Mark's in Burlington. He was a life-member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and the Knights of Columbus. Mickey is survived by his wife of 62 years, Celia "Sis" McClintock; three children, Gail Moreau and her husband, Tom, Lynn Witter and Rob Conn, and Brian McClintock and his wife, Jennifer; grand- children, Darren and Jen, Nathan, Erin and Heidi, Kristin, Justin, Emily, Holly, Celia, and Mary; five great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends. He was predeceased by his grandson, Jeremy Witter; brother, Richard McClintock; and mother, Bernice. Visiting hours will be on Monday, March 11, 2013, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St. in Winooski. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at 11 a.m. at St. Mark Catholic Church in Burlington. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Resurrection Park Cemetery in South Burlington, with military honors accorded Mr. McClintock by the Vermont National Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Heineberg Senior Center, 14 Heineberg Road, Burlington, VT 05408.
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Published in The Burlington Free Press on March 9, 2013