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Mr. Richard Clemo passed away and went to his happy hunting ground in the early morning hours on Monday, July 9th, 2018, at the age of 79. After fighting for many years to the win the battle of a lifetime of smoking cigarettes, the cigarettes won.

Mr. Richard Clemo was the first child to be born to Mary & Carr Clemo. He had a younger brother who predeceased him a long time ago. Richard (Rick) was 3/8th blooded Lakata Sioux Indian. He was born in a barn, in a wagon in Huron, South Dakota. His grandmother taught him the Tribal language. Rick and his wife, the former Nancy Hubbard, who is part Crow Indian, have contributed to both tribes, to help feed and house children and elders, clothe, educate and help to provide heat and homes to abandoned children.

Rick worked for 21 years in the G.E. Power transformer, until they left Pittsfield. He also worked 13 years for Ensign Bickford making blasting in Simsbury, CT. He worked at the Sawyer Regan Woolen Mill in Dalton, MA for approximately 20 years, some of the time was while also working at G.E.

For many years while in California (before he hitchhiked to Dalton, MA to be with his bride to be- Nancy) and also after graduating high school, he worked Several years for the Southern Pacific Railroad. In later years he delivered the Berkshire Eagle newspaper in Dalton and Pittsfield including some of the tough sections of Pittsfield. Rick was also a Navy Veteran.

Rick also worked at all aspects of his wife's private investigating detective and security agency. He even helped out and filled in at other competing security agencies when they were short of gaurds.

Rick was always a hard worker who worked hard and proudly provided well for his family. Often times he would work 90 hours a week and worked 2 or 3 jobs when needed at whichever job needed him.

He leaves two sons and a daughter, Richard, Albert, and Marilyn; 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Donations may be made to the Dalton Ambulance Fund.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on July 11, 2018
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