{ "" }
Share JOHN's life story with friends and family
Send an Email
Or Copy this URL to Share
CLAPP, John Stetson, Jr. Of Needham, March 22, 2013 at age 91. Beloved husband for 64 years of Ann (Wilkinson) Clapp. Devoted father of Alison L. Clapp of Watertown, Christine W. Clapp of Jackson Hole, WY, Pamela C. Keenan and her husband, Thomas of Wilmington, NC, and John S. Clapp III of Wyomissing, PA. Cherished grandfather of Christine A. Keenan of Chesapeake, VA, and Erica A. Clapp and Emily C. Clapp of Wyomissing, PA. Dear brother of Allen N. Clapp of Jaffrey, NH. Loving son of the late Emma L. Clapp and the late John S. Clapp. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. US Army Veteran. John was born in Boston on May 13, 1921 and grew up in Waban. After graduating from Phillips Exeter Academy in 1940, he served in the US Army during WWII. Subsequently, he returned to Yale University, graduating in 1946 as a member of the class of 1944. John and Ann were married on November 27, 1948, and they were longtime residents of Wellesley where they raised their children. He worked as a financial advisor in Boston until his retirement in 1997 from Morgan Stanley Smith Barney where he was a vice-president. John also served as a Trustee for Gourmet magazine for 8 years, and he was a member of the Executive Board of Wyman's of Maine for 20 years. John loved sports, both as a participant and a spectator. He was an avid golfer and was twice the champion at Brae Burn Country Club. He was also on the Brae Burn curling team that twice won the Stockton Bonspiel. John greatly enjoyed fishing in Buzzard's Bay and for salmon in Quebec. Although John had season tickets to the Red Sox and Bruins for many years, his favorite spectator sport was football. Fall Saturdays would entail trips to New Haven, CT to tailgate at the Yale Bowl with family and friends, and Sundays were for Patriots games at Braves Field, Harvard Stadium, Fenway Park, Alumni Stadium, and Foxboro Stadium. John and Ann traveled extensively, and he could traverse a museum in record time. However, his greatest joy was the time he spent with his family. For the last seven years, John and Ann lived at North Hill in Needham, where he was an active participant in many activities and was well known by the residents and staff for his outgoing demeanor. Services private. In lieu of flowers, please honor John with a donation to either The Salvation Army, or The Perkins School for the Blind, 175 North Beacon Street, E. Watertown, MA 02472. Online guestbook at: George F. Doherty & Sons Needham

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in Boston Globe from Mar. 23 to Mar. 25, 2013.
No memorial events are currently scheduled. To offer your sympathy during this difficult time, you can now have memorial trees planted in a National Forest in memory of your loved one.
Memories & Condolences
Not sure what to say?
8 entries
April 7, 2013
I worked for John as a registered representative at Goodbody & Co. on High St. in Boston during the late 1960's. I have always remembered him for his enthusiasm, encouragement and optimism. He was a special person to those associated with him during a different time in the investment business.

Paul Fuchs
March 26, 2013
Dear Alison and your lovely family:
We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. We had not seen him in a long time, but remember his wonderful sense of humor. We hope you find comfort in your special memories. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Karen, Mark, Anna and Brian
Karen Stunkel
March 26, 2013
To The Clapp Family,
I am very sorry to hear of Johns passing and your family's loss, I was not fortunate to have meet John as I have only been working for the Wyman Company for a few years. However I have heard great stories about John and his devotion to family, friends and the Wyman business. Please know mine and my wife's thoughts and prayers are with you on this sad occasion.

Tom & Cheryl Hugill
Thomas Hugill
March 26, 2013
I'm really going to miss Uncle John and his wonderful sense of humor. He was kind and generous to all. He will be missed. My sympathies to you all.
Elizabeth Lane
March 25, 2013
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2.
March 25, 2013
We were so very sorry to hear of John's passing. He was a wonderful man and will be sorely missed by all the people who's lives he touched. We loved his intelligence, wit and style. He always enjoyed a good conversation about sports, politics, and economics. Most of all we loved him and enjoyed his company.
Bob and Lil
Lillian Keller
March 24, 2013
Aloha all,
I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Johns passing. My heart goes out to all of you...especially to you Aunt Ann. I feel your loss!
Aloha nui loa(lots of love), Candy
Candy Clapp/Sargent
March 24, 2013
To The Family of John
My deepest sympathy, I worked with & for John when he was an RR, Manager, & Partner of Goodbody & Co in Boston on High St. I thought of all the pleasant memories I had of John I knew him from 1957 -1971 wheb we broke up. I enjoyed the Christmas parties at youe house in Wellesley and also have some fine stemware china glases that John gave me when you were moving from Wellesley go the Cape that we still use.I was the Manager of the order room & otc trader. Again my deepest sympathy
Dick Markwarth
Hans (Dick) Markwarth
Invite others to add memories
Share to let others add their own memories and condolences