WORCESTER – Clarence W. Gonyea, Jr., 91 of Worcester, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018 in his home. His wife Elizabeth fisher died in 1973. He is survived by three sons: Michael J, Paul E., and James J. Gonyea; four daughters, Jean F. Barille, Kim E. Willett, Theresa A. Pinto, Tina Livesay; twenty grandchildren and many great grandchildren. He is predeceased by sons, Brian and David Gonyea, grandson Corwin; brothers Earl, Norman and Everett Gonyea and a sister Lila Richard. He was born in Worcester a son of Clarence w. and Alice (Adams) Gonyea.
Mr. Gonyea worked as a custodian for Pressmet Company. Prior to his years there he worked for Worcester Press Steel Company and the Florida railroad. He served in the US Coast Guard. Clarence was a member of St. John Church and frequently volunteered in the Food for the Poor program he also was a volunteer at Friendly House when his children were younger. Frequently found walking, he was a longtime fixture in the neighborhood.
The funeral will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2018 from DIRSA-MORIN FUNERAL HOME, 298 Grafton St., Worcester with a Mass at 10:30 a.m., in St. John Church, 40 temple St. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery. Calling hours in the funeral home will be Wednesday, January 17, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John food for the Poor, c/o 20 temple St., Worcester, 01604