June Rose (Delaney) Clancy, 89, of Marion, MA, died unexpectedly at Tobey Hospital on June 1, 2023.
Born in Brockton, MA, daughter of the late William and Rosanna Delaney, she graduated from Brockton public schools. She also earned a certificate in business and then married Gerald S. Clancy, Sr. They were married for 68 years before both died on the same day, within 12 hours of one another: June at Tobey Hospital and Gerry at home after a period of declining health. Together they raised seven children, living in East Bridgewater and then Marion, MA.
Throughout her life, June was involved in her children and grandchildren's sports and activities, an active participant in her church and community, and beloved by countless friends and relatives. She was the long-time Secretary for Camp Rockne, a camp for girls in Dublin, NH. In Marion she volunteered at the Sippican Healthcare Center and St. Rita's Church, where she established the weekly Eucharistic ministry program to offer communion to Catholic residents at the Healthcare Center. She and her husband, Gerry, also designed, planted and maintained the gardens at St. Rita's for many years. In 2006, June received the Marian Medal diocesan award from the Bishop of Fall River in recognition of her dedicated service and on-going devotion to St. Rita's Parish.
June was a passionate and accomplished gardener and took great delight in her gardens at home and in sharing cuttings with friends and relatives. She also enjoyed golf, traveling and the many activities around Marion including, in her later years, the Council on Aging.
June was predeceased by her daughter-in-law Cindy (Corkum) Clancy, who was married to her son William. She is survived by five sons Gerald, Jr. (Elizabeth), Kevin, William, Thomas (Nanci) and Michael (Susan); two daughters Patricia Kashgagian (Greg) and Susan Dougherty (Dan); 14 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who will cherish her memory.
A Funeral Mass for June and Gerry will be held Friday, June 9th at 11 AM at St. Rita's Church in Marion, with the public invited to meet directly at Church. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Marion. Calling hours will be Thursday, June 8th from 4-7 PM at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Marion Council on Aging, 465 Mill St., Marion, MA 02738. For directions and guestbook, visit www.saundersdwyer.com.