Gerald S. Clancy, Sr., 90, of Marion, MA, died June 1, 2023 at home after a period of declining health.
Born in Brockton, MA, son of the late Joseph and Mary (Anzakowski) Clancy, he graduated from Whitman-Hanson public schools and was an accomplished athlete playing varsity and American Legion baseball. Gerry was a longtime resident of East Bridgewater, MA. He earned an associate degree in electrical engineering with an FCC First Class license in radio communications, and completed several in-house training programs from Westinghouse, Northrop and Motorola.
Gerry had more than 20 years of experience in the mobile communications industry. He was the New England Senior Project Manager at Motorola Communications and Electronics for 17 years, responsible for antenna site engineering and development for a 48-site network across 8 states. He was recognized for his accomplishments as Motorola's Field Engineer of the Year. After retiring from Motorola, he started Pisces Corp., a consulting company specializing in cell tower design, operation and network management, which he ran until his retirement in 2008. While working and raising his family, he designed and built every home he lived in, acting as general contractor, mason and electrician, and passed many of these invaluable skills on to his seven children. He was especially proud of the house he built in Marion, MA, where he moved in 1987 from East Bridgewater.
Throughout his life, he was active in his church and local community, volunteering for Saint John's (East Bridgewater) and Saint Rita's (Marion) parishes, and building the refreshment stand for the East Bridgewater HS booster club. He enjoyed golf, traveling and tinkering and the many activities around Marion. He was an accomplished draftsman and enjoyed drawing and painting, working in pen and ink and watercolor. He will be remembered for his incredible work ethic and determination, his generosity, and his devotion to family.
Gerry was predeceased by his brother and sister-in law, Joseph and Helen, and his daughter-in-law Cindy (Corkum) Clancy, who was married to his son William. Gerry was also predeceased by his wife of 68 years, June Rose, who died 12 hours before on the same day.
Gerry 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. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who will cherish his 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 LymeDisease.org. For directions and guestbook, visit www.saundersdwyer.com.