Maryann B. Clancy

October 11, 1937May 16, 2019

Niantic, CT - Maryann B. Clancy, of Niantic, died on May 16, 2019 at home after a sudden illness. She was born on October 11, 1937, in Denver, Colorado.

She graduated from East Denver High School and Colorado State College, earned a Master's Degree from Texas A&M University and a Ph.D from The Ohio State University. She continued post-doctoral studies at Stanford and Harvard. She committed her professional life to public education, serving in the various roles of teacher, counselor, principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent of schools in the communities of Wheatridge, CO, Wethersfield, CT, Cranston and South Kingstown, RI and Kingston/Newton, NH. She was also an adjunct professor of education and psychology in various colleges and universities in those areas. After her retirement in 1997, she moved with her husband to Evergreen, CO. Upon her return to CT in 2005 to be near her beloved family, she became a member of St. Ann's Episcopal Church in Old Lyme.

She was predeceased in 2010 by her husband, William J. Clancy. She is survived by step daughter Kate Clancy of Niantic; grandsons Ryan, Brendan and Nolan Deschenes of Niantic; sister Dorothy Burger (Robert) of Lake Forest, CA; several nieces and nephews, and her dear friend and companion, John P. Mullen of East Haddam.

A service of thanksgiving for and celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 11 AM at St. Ann's Episcopal Church, Shore Road, Old Lyme. She would like you to remember her by being kind and generous to others.


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Kate Hardy

May 21, 2019

The first time I had ever seen and experienced the Atlantic ocean, was with my Auntie Mare. She packed us morning coffee and bagels, along with beach chairs and towels. Together we enjoyed breakfast on the beach. Auntie Mare graced me with wisdom as I journied to the east coast to find healing. I'm very grateful and will miss you, Auntie Mare! I hope everyone is in Heaven, playing canasta and listening to my dad's funny childhood stories! I can hear the laughter!!!

Fran Bizier

May 17, 2019

Your kindness, warm heart and very witty humor will be greatly missed! Steve and I are truly blessed to have had the opportunity to get to know you over the past few years. Rest in peace my dear friend.
Much love , Steve and Fran Bizier