CLANCY, Betty Jane Cairns Passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at the age of 84 years at the home of her daughter. She was born in Brookline, MA on July 24, 1929, daughter of Dr. Ambrose Cairns and Gladys Lally Cairns. She was the devoted wife of the late Honorable Joseph D. Clancy of Palm Coast, FL, formerly of Marstons Mills, MA and Natick, MA. She was the sister of Joan Drobot of Palm Coast, FL, the Late William Cairns, and the late Lorraine Bizier. She is survived by her six children: Joan Clancy Borgatti and her husband Randy of Pocasset, MA; Dennis Clancy and his wife Sharon of Holliston, MA; Brian Clancy of Holliston, MA; Michael Clancy and his wife Mary of Eden Prairie, MN; Janet Goldberg and her husband Larry of Ashland, MA; and Jane Sweeney of Osterville, MA. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren: Christopher Borgatti and his wife Lisa, Elizabeth Borgatti, Emilia Clancy, Sarah Clancy, Douglas Goldberg, Katherine Goldberg, Andrew Clancy, Joseph Clancy, Patrick Clancy, Timothy Clancy, and Aidan Sweeney. In addition she leaves two great-grandchildren, Tessa and Joseph Borgatti and her grand-nephew Garbriel Drobot. Mrs. Clancy also leaves her sister-in-law Barbara (Bobbi) Cairns and nieces and nephews John, Ann, and Scott Drobot. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral on Saturday October 19, at 9:00 A.M. from the John Everett and Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street, at NATICK COMMON, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St Patrick's Church at 10:00 A.M. Visiting hours are Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. Interment St. Josephs Cemetery in West Roxbury. In lieu of flowers donations in her name may be made to St Jude's Hospital for Children, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For directions and to send the Clancy family online condolences please visit

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Published in The Boston Globe on Oct. 13, 2013