Raymond Timothy Clancy of Bridgewater, MA, formerly of Brockton, MA passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Boston Medical, Boston, MA. Ray would have celebrated his 65th birthday on July 22, 2018. Raymond was the oldest son and third of seven children. His parents, Daniel J. and Rita C. Clancy died in 2003 and 2017, respectively.
Raymond leaves behind his six loving sisters and brothers; Rita and her husband James “Obie” O’Brien; D. Clancy Ulianelli; John; Michael; Noreen; Daniel and his wife, Catherine (Good) Clancy.
Raymond is survived by his nephew, Patrick O’Brien and wife Karen, children Patrick Jr., Catherine and Conor; Godson Tobias O’Brien and wife Alicia, children Emma and Neila; niece Bethany Clancy Ulianelli and son Zachary, nephew Michael Clancy Ulianelli; niece Jillian Clancy; niece Anna (Clancy) Roberie and husband Joey, their daughter Bella Trevino; nephew Dillon and Goddaughter Margaret Clancy.
Raymond was born in Brockton and was a member of the first graduating class of the “new” Brockton High in 1971. Raymond became a cook and worked side by side with his brother in law, James “Obie” O’Brien at Pat’s Good Food in Brockton, MA. Raymond’s career as a truck driver began when he drove for Cott Soda in Stoughton, MA. For many years Raymond was an independent over the road driver, joining his brother Michael in the home base state of Texas. Ray’s last years of employment were spent as a driver and oil burner technician working for Central Systems in Bridgewater, MA, where he forged many friendships.
Raymond was a quiet man and avid fisherman. Whether he was on the ocean or freshwater fishing, Ray felt most comfortable with a rod in his hand. Ray also had a love of vintage and hot rod cars. Raymond was talented as a mechanic, and could often be found tinkering on his own vehicle. Ray never acknowledged the crown and title bestowed on him by his late mother, Rita. Raymond Timothy was the favorite child, and his six siblings have more than one tale to support this undeniable truth.
Visitation will be at the Prophett-Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 98 Bedford Street, Bridgewater, MA, on Sunday, July 1, 2018 from 2-5 p.m. A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be at St. Thomas Aquinas, 103 Center Street, Bridgewater, MA at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 2, 2018. The funeral procession will proceed to the Calvary Cemetery, 163 North Cary Street, Brockton, MA for burial.
Raymond’s brothers and sisters ask, in lieu of flowers, please consider performing an act of kindness directed towards anyone who may need a warm smile or caring thought.