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John Leo Clancy

August 18, 1928 - June 24, 2014

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John L. Clancy,  of Holliston passed Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Beloved husband of Patricia H. (Gillon) Clancy. Son of the late Helen (O’Connell) and Dr. Leo J. Clancy. Devoted brother of Edward Clancy of Holliston. Loving father of John Clancy and his wife Karen of Sherborn, Thomas Clancy and his wife Andria of Hingham, Joseph Clancy and his wife Rosanna of Upton, and Anne-Marie Murray and her husband Thomas of Newburyport. Cherished grandfather of John, Samantha and Brian Clancy of Sherborn, Logan and Ava Clancy of Hingham, Joseph and Thomas Clancy of Upton, and Annabel, Quinten, and Thomas Murray of Newburyport.

A lifelong Holliston resident, John was a 1951 graduate of St. Michael’s College in Winooski, VT. He served honorably in the U.S. Army for two years after college, including active duty in the Korean War. After military service John was employed as a stockbroker in Boston, retiring in 1999 as a Vice President with Morgan Stanley. He married Patricia H. Gillon of Hopedale in 1964 and moved to their home in Holliston where they remained for 50 years of marriage.

John was known for his gentle and quiet manner, his patient demeanor, and his kindness. He loved nature and the outdoors, gardening, good books, and walks in the woods with his dogs. Most of all, John treasured his family and time with his ten grandchildren, who became the center of his life.

Visitation will be held on Friday, June 27th from 4-8 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home, 854 Washington St, Holliston. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday at St. Mary’s Church of Holliston, followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery.