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Mary E. Clancey, 65

WORCESTER - Mary Eileen (Johnson) Clancey, 65, of Worcester, died Thursday, June 29, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital after an illness.

She leaves her husband of 14 years, Kenneth Clancey; her son, Erik Saarinen of Worcester; three sisters, Priscilla Cirillo and her husband Leonard of Worcester, Louise Nally and her husband, Thomas of Hubbardston, and Maureen Johnson of Millbury. Her brother David Johnson, died in 1988.

Mary was born in Worcester, daughter of Joseph E. and Mary N. (Daly) Johnson. Early in her life, she lived in Auburn and attended Auburn High School.

Mary was a clerk for the U.S. Postal Service in the Rutland Post Office for 20 years before retiring early this year.

Mary was a kind and generous person who will be missed by all who knew her.

Funeral arrangements are private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary's name are suggested to Sweetpea F.O.R. Animals Inc., 1090 Pleasant St., Paxton, MA 01612.

The Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester, is directing arrangements.


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Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Jul. 1 to Jul. 2, 2017.
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July 19, 2017
I just heard this terrible and sad news today after returning from vacation. I am heartbroken to have learned Mary's passing. She was always good for a smile and easy conversation. A friendly and familiar face who sincerely cared about her community and its people. Mary reminded me of what the folks in Mayberry had in their happy little post office -- someone with a kind word for every one. She will truly be missed.
Amy Benoit
July 11, 2017
I was shocked ans saddened when I learned of Mary's passing. I will always remember her for the way she treated the customers at the post office. We shared many stories and laughs. I miss her there and am sorry she didn't get to enjoy the long retirement she deserved. I am so very sorry for your loss.
Jean Bulger
July 8, 2017
Kenny, I worked with Mary at the Rutland Post Office. She was a sweet and gentle person who never had a bad word to say about anyone. She was loved by her customers and by her fellow workers. I was shocked to hear of her passing. I hope it helps a little to know how much people cared for her and how much she will be missed. So sorry for your loss. Corrine Puliafico
Corrine Puliafico
July 5, 2017
So sorry to hear about Mary. When I think back to High School she was always smiling. My deepest sympathy to her family.
Pam Villiers Hewitt
Classmate
July 5, 2017
Kenny,
I want to send my deepest regrets on your wife Mary's passing. I never knew Mary but I know she was someone special to you. You will be lonely but you are strong and will get through the sorrow in time. I still think about Sally all the time. Hopefully I will see you some day when I am on the Island visiting Mr. Dink.
Your old friend Fox
July 5, 2017
My sympathy to the Johnson family,
Memories of our teen years will never be forgotten. Mary was always so much fun and was always agreeable and ready for any adventure. She was a sweet, beautiful and joy to be with.
Her smile and laugh will forever be remembered.
Sheila Conroy
Sheila Conroy
July 4, 2017
Condolences and prayers to Mary's Family. She was one of the most wonderful and kind hearted women I have ever known. I loved Mary the first time I met her. She was always upbeat and great company. I have a special place in my heart for her. My thoughts are with her son and husband, I will keep them in my prayers. God Bless You Mary Clancy, you will be sadly missed, but joyfully remembered.
Debra Lockwood
July 4, 2017
How sad we are to learn of Mary's passing. She was lovely in many ways and had the most bautiful smile always.

Your cousin Mike and Betty and MaryEllen and Michael and families
Michael Flanagan
July 3, 2017
To all of Mary's family. I am so sorry to learn of Mary's passing.Even though I hadn't seen Mary in yrs she was a good friend and a good person. R.I.P. Mary, your friend Joe Salo.
Joe Salo
July 3, 2017
THE MEMORIES WE SHARED FOR SO MANY YEARS ARE PRICELESS. YOU WERE A WONDERFUL SISTER-IN-LAW AND WE SHARED MANY HAPPY TIMES TOGETHER. WE'LL MISS YOUR BEAUTIFUL SMILE AND YOUR WONDERFUL LAUGHTER.

YOU ARE IN GODS LOVING ARMS NOW, HE WILL PROTECT AND LOVE YOU ALWAYS, JUST LIKE YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS ALWAYS WILL.

WE WILL LOVE YOU ALWAYS, AND NEVER FORGET YOU.

LOVE
LEO AND JUDY
LEO & JUDY SAARINEN
July 3, 2017
We Love you, and will miss you Mary. Many fond memories of you and Uncle Kenny on the Lake. Me and the Girls will say a prayer for you tonight.
Woody Reis
July 3, 2017
So sorry Maureen and family
Janet St.Amand Hodgdon
July 3, 2017
Paul and I will miss you Mary. Our mini trips to the cape, leaf peeping and feeding the seagulls on the beach. I will remember your genuine love of nature and animals and always loving each person you met . Making everyone you met feel special. So beautiful inside and out yet so very humble. I can picture you in heaven, with birds flying about and a wreath of flowers on your head. Watch over all of us and sprinkle down your kindness. You will be missed sweet friend. ❤
Linda Brunelle
July 3, 2017
Sorry for your loss, Maureen, prayers and love for you and your family
Lynda Bombard
July 3, 2017
So sorry for your loss. Mary had the most kind and gentle spirit and will be rewarded in heaven for the wonderful person she has been on this earth. She is now at peace, reunited with God and family. Please always remember the great times you shared and know she will always be with you.
Laura Demers
July 2, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss.
I loved Mary and only knew her from the Rutland post office. We always chatted about something every time we meet there. I will really miss Mary not being there...
I am a better person for having known mary.
God bless all of you....
Pat taylor
Pat Taylor
July 2, 2017
I've been blessed to have known Mary for many years.She was a wonderful,kind and loving person.My thoughts and prayers to the family.
richard quist
July 2, 2017
Mary was always a kind and caring person.She had a great smile. She will be missed.
Pat Roberts
July 2, 2017
Kenny Patty and I are so sorry .If I can do anything get in touch with us .
john ettinger
July 2, 2017
john ettinger
July 2, 2017
dear
Kenny
so sorry to see mary passed .. haven't seen you guys for quite a while but still remember the good times at gallagher 's may she rest in peace
mary dunlevy
July 2, 2017
I was a good friend of Mary 's growing up and have many happy memories of our school days together in Auburn . She was sweet, good natured , and fun to be with and will be missed by family and friends.

I am so sorry for your loss.
Gail Choquette Connolly
July 2, 2017
Juanita Thiel
July 2, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mary's family. She was a bright light in the Rutland Post Office. Since there were several Marys each got a name and hers was Mary Sunshine. She was always smiling and so helpful to her customers. Her loyal customers.
July 2, 2017
So sorry for your loss Eric, your mom was a great person. My mom and I worked with her many many years ago when you were very small at Valtech Corporation in West Boylston.

May your family and friends help you through this difficult time.
Debra DeMarco
July 2, 2017
I carry so many special memories of this sweet and gentle angel. We have lost a loving and caring child of God to this world - she now resides with all the angels and saints in Heaven and God has surrounded her with His love.

Rest in peace, my dear Mary. You will always be in my heart. Peace and love to her family. You are in my prayers during this difficult time.

God Bless,
Linda and Roger Yost
Linda Yost
July 1, 2017
I'm sorry For your Loss Eric. Your Mom was an awesome person and is certainly in Heaven brother.
You will be in my thoughts and prayers bro. Tim D
Tim Dunn
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