SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

May 16, 2013

Frances H. Clancy, 91


Royal Oak, MI — Frances H. Clancy, formerly of Beverly, Mass., 91, a resident of Royal Oak, Mich., for almost 60 years, died May 11, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Richard T.; loving mother of Michael (Francisca) Clancy, Frances J. Clancy, Mary Beth Clancy, Richard T. (Nancy) Clancy, and Deirdre (LeRoy) Clancy-Kelley. Dear grandmother of Erin (Rich) Romo, Nora (Alan) Mullin, Sarah Clancy, Thomas A. Clancy, Patrick R. (Catelyn) Clancy, Brian Kelley, Erin Kelley and David Kelley. Great-grandmother of Maya Romo and Charlotte Mullin. Dear sister of Marjorie O'Brien Moses, the late Mary Jane, Frank and Dennis Cronin, Ann Grinnell, Mary Therese Reynolds and James O'Brien. Frances graduated in 1943 from Beverly Hospital School of Nursing. She was a WWII Navy nurse who served at Bethesda and Chelsea Naval Hospitals and Ft. Eustis, Va. She married Richard in 1948 at St. Mary's Star of the Sea Church and her greatest joy was being a devoted wife and gentle and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. For over 60 years, Frances was a member of the National Shrine of the Little Flower Church, where she served as a Eucharistic Minister. She was also a volunteer with the Mt. Carmel Hospital and Icon Dei guilds and the Christ Child Society of Detroit, as well as the Mothers' Clubs of Shrine Grade and High schools and University of Detroit High School.

ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours will be held in the Campbell-Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., North Beverly, on Saturday, May 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a prayer service at 1 p.m. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Beverly. Donations in her memory may be made to the Christ Child Society of Detroit, 15751 Joy Road, Detroit, MI 48228. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.