James E. Clark Sr, 80 of Georgetown, MA, passed away peacefully with family by his side.
He was born Dec. 14, 1931, in Lynn, MA, to Edward R. and Alice (Kennedy) Clark. He attended St. Mary’s Schools in Lynn and Northeastern University. During the Korean Conflict, Mr. Clark served in the U.S. Navy as a signalman on the SS Miller. His navy career took him around the world three times and gave him the opportunity to meet his wife, Vivian, also serving in the U.S. Navy as a Wave. He retired 20 years ago from General Electric Company where he worked for 42 years.
Mr. Clark was a longtime parishioner at St. Mary’s Church in Georgetown. Through the years, he enjoyed gardening and visiting Poland Springs each year with his wife.
He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Vivian (Connell) Clark and his six children: Vivian (Didi) Hughes and her husband, Ed of Poland, ME; Edward (Ted) Clark and his wife Nanette of No. Andover; James E. Clark Jr. of Amesbury; John R. Clark of West Newbury; Valerie Harris and her husband, Brian of Amesbury; and Christopher Clark of Salem. His grandchildren, Rebecca Reed, Jessica and Joe Hughes, Justin, Ryan, Andrea and Adam Clark, Adam, Jackson and Adrienne Harris, Anna and Lily Clark. And also his six great-grandchildren: Mikayla and Paige Harris, Alden Reed, Nixon Hughes, JJ and Eva Clark. He is also survived by his sister, Nancy Hurlbert. He is predeceased by sisters Barbara Powers, Mary Chesley and Jere Clark.
The family would like to offer special thanks to all of the kind people who cared for our father while receiving rehabilitation care at Country Manor. And also for their continued loving care of our mother.
ARRANGEMENTS: Arrangements: There will be no calling hours. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 17, at St. Mary’s Church in Georgetown. We will proceed from there to Harmony Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to support the needs of Mr. Clark’s son, John, a quadriplegic who suffered a severe stroke three years ago. Once again, John was knocked down but once again, he is working hard to get up again. Please make checks payable to Vivian Hughes and mail to PO Box 167, Georgetown, MA 01833.