NORWALK, Conn. - Salvador A. Clancy of Norwalk died Thursday, Sept. 19. He was 74.
Clancy was born June 21, 1939, in Limerick City, Ireland, son of John J. and Bridget Clancy, and he was educated by the Christian Brothers at St. Munchins School in Ireland before emigrating to the United States when he was 22 years old. He apprenticed as a plumber with several local companies and worked also at Nash Engineering and Vanderbilt Minerals in Norwalk.
Later, he was employed by the Recreation and Parks Department of the City of Norwalk for many years before retiring in 2005. He was a life member and former president of the John P. O’Donnell Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in Norwalk and belonged to the Gaelic American Club in Fairfield.
He volunteered in the Salvation Army, the Norwalk Homeless Shelter, the Connecticut Visiting Nurse Association Hospice and the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program. He was a former member of the choir at St. Philip’s Church in Norwalk and had been a religious education teacher in the CCD program at St. Mary’s Church, also in Norwalk.
Clancy is survived by his wife, Beverly T. Clancy; sons, John J. Clancy (Patti) of Trumbull, and Patrick A. Clancy of Norwalk; daughter, Colleen Liscio (Richard) of Norwalk; four grandchildren; step-daughter, Jocelyn Spelker (Mark) of Madison, N.J.; stepson, Jeffrey Titus (Christine) of Wilton; and four step-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Marie T. Clancy of Norwalk.
Calling hours are from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23 at the Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Ave., Norwalk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24 at St. Jerome’s Church, 23 Half Mile Road, Norwalk. Interment will follow at St John’s Cemetery, Norwalk.
Contributions may be made to Whittingham Cancer Center, 24 Maple St., Norwalk, CT 06850.