, Salem, MA

February 14, 2013

Richard T. Clancy, 92

Royal Oak, MI — Richard T. Clancy, age 92, a resident of Royal Oak, MI, for almost 60 years, died February 11, 2013, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Frances H. Clancy (nee Cronin); the couple married March 29, 1948, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Beverly, MA; children, Michael (Francisca) Clancy of Troy, MI, Frances J. Clancy of Royal Oak, MI, Mary Beth Clancy of Norwood, MA, Richard T. (Nancy) Clancy, Jr. of Rochester Hills, MI, and Deirdre (LeRoy) Clancy-Kelley of Norwood, MA; grandchildren, Erin (Rich) Romo, Nora (Alan) Mullin, Sarah Clancy, Thomas A. Clancy, Patrick R. (Catelyn) Clancy, Brian Kelley, Erin Kelley and David Kelley; great-granddaughters, Maya Romo and Charlotte Mullin; friend and caregiver, Pat Houston. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Rev. William Clancy, SSJ, John D. Clancy and Thomas M. Clancy. Mr. Clancy was born June 9, 1920, in Beverly, MA, to the late Michael and Nora Clancy. He graduated from Salem State University in Salem, MA, with a BS in education. He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, who served in the Pacific Theater as a Lt. 2nd Grade from 1942 to 1946. He worked for the FBI from 1946-1957 as a special agent in the Miami, San Francisco and Boston areas. He was the past president of the Michigan Chapter and past vice president of the Midwest Region of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI. He retired in 1985 from the Chrysler Corporation after 28 years working in Human Resources and Labor Relations. He was a member of the National Shrine of the Little Flower Catholic Church in Royal Oak, MI, where he served as a lector, Eucharistic Minister and usher. He was the president of the Council, a member of the Synod and the Shrine Serra Club. He was also a member of the Shrine’s grade and high school Dad’s Club and the University of Detroit’s Dad’s Club.

ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours will be held at the Campbell–Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly (North Beverly location), on Monday, February 18, from 11:30AM to 1:30PM with a prayer service following. Burial with military honors will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Beverly on Tuesday at 11:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Former Agents of the FBI Foundation, 3717 Fettler Park Drive, Dumfries, VA 22025-2048 are appreciated. Share your memories at