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James E. Clancy, 66

James E. Clancy, 66

LYNN — James Edward Clancy, age 66, of Lynn, died peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019 at Massachusetts General Hospital. He was the husband of Marjorie “Margie” (O’Connor) Clancy, with whom he shared 42 years of marriage.

A lifelong resident of Lynn, Jim was the son of the late Edward J. “Nipper” and Claire (Luby) Clancy. He was a graduate of Sacred Heart Grammar School, Class of 1966, St. Mary’s High School, Class of 1970, and of American International College (AIC), Class of 1974, where he was a scholarship athlete in baseball.

He had worked more than 35 years within the Essex County Trial Court System until his retirement as an assistant clerk magistrate of Essex County Superior Court.

Jim was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 70, Lynn, Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 10, Lynn, the Friendly Knights of St. Patrick, AIC Alumni Varsity Club, and the Retired State and County Municipal Employees Association. He was proud of his Irish heritage, having been recognized as Irishman of the Year in 2013, he enjoyed trips to Ireland and listening to and singing Irish music. He was an avid Boston sports fan, especially of the Patriots and Red Sox. Most importantly he was a proud grandfather of his seven grandchildren who he loved very much.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by their children, Kevin Clancy and his wife Jackie of Merrimack, N.H., Michael Clancy and his wife Michelle of Lynn, and Colleen Bransfield and her husband Michael of Lynn; his brother, Edward J. “Chip” Clancy Jr. of Peabody; seven grandchildren, Thomas Clancy, Kylie Clancy, Delaney Clancy, Kelly Bransfield, Keegan Clancy, Kenzie Clancy, and Daniel Bransfield; his sisters-in-law, Mary Sucharewicz and her husband James of Lynn, Arlene O’Connor of Concord, N.H.; a brother-in-law, Robert O’Connor and his wife Sherry of Trinity, Fla. He was also the son-in-law of the late Thomas and Mary O’Connor and the brother-in-law of the late Thomas O’Connor Jr.

Service information: His funeral will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. from the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Route 129), Lynn, followed by a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Pius V Church. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Thursday 3-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in his name may be made to St. Mary’s High School, 35 Tremont St., Lynn, MA 01902. Directions and guestbook at

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