Dr. Thomas G. Clark

June 27, 1928July 15, 2013
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Dr. Thomas G. Clark, age 85, of Fall River, formerly of Somerset, passed away on July 15, 2013 in Charlton Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Margaret E. (Gray) Clark.

Born in Fall River, he was the son of the late Dr. Joseph P. and Mary V. (Murphy) Clark. He moved to Somerset in 1957 and returned to Fall River in 2002.

He was a graduate of BMC Durfee High School, Class of 1946. After high school, he served in the U.S. Army during the post World War II reconstruction of Japan. Taking advantage of the G.I. Bill, he graduated from Massachusetts College of Optometry in 1952. Dr. Clark opened his office in Somerset where he practiced optometry for 56 years until his retirement in 2008. He was past President of the Massachusetts Society of Optometrists. Dr. Clark was a Eucharistic Minister and lay reader at St. Patrick’s Church in Somerset. He loved going to Baker’s Beach in Westport, working out at Horton’s Gym in Somerset, cheering on Dighton-Rehoboth football teams, attending classes at the “Second Half,” traveling the world with his wife, seeing friends at the “Over the Hill Gang,” and celebrating Easter with his family at the Venus de Milo Restaurant.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his children, Dr. Margaret Clark-Moroff and her husband Richard of Berkley, Elizabeth F. “Lisa” Driscoll and her husband David of Somerset, Joan M. McDonald and her husband Joseph of Swansea, and Thomas G. Clark, Jr. of Fall River; his sister, Veronica A. Whalen of North Providence; and his grandchildren, Matthew Moroff, Jana Moroff, Patrick Driscoll and his wife Kerri, Meaghan Driscoll, Samantha Clark, Thomas Clark III, Kayleigh McDonald, and Hope McDonald and several nieces and nephews.

His Funeral will be held Friday, July 19, 2013 at 9AM from the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME OF MEMORIAL TRIBUTE AT ROSE E. SULLIVAN, 866 County St., Somerset with a funeral mass at 10 AM in St. Patrick’s Church, 306 South St. Somerset. Visiting hours Thursday 4-7 PM. Burial private. Contributions in his honor may be made to The FLY Foundation, c/o Saulino and Silvia PC, 550 Locust St. Fall River, MA 02720 (


  • Visitation Thursday, July 18, 2013
  • Funeral Friday, July 19, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, July 19, 2013

Dr. Thomas G. Clark

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Greg Gotham

July 30, 2013

My deepest sympathy. I have many great memories of Dr. Clark and his wonderful family. My God Bless.

Rick Ferreira

July 30, 2013

We've lost a true gentleman. His loving family, now can be assured, that his guardian angel will be watching over them. My deepest sympathy.

Tom Stone

July 20, 2013

Dr Clark was a great friend for many years..had so many great conversations with him at Hortons Gym and at Bakers Beach! Deepest sympathies on your loss.

July 19, 2013

My eyesight was awful, and my headaches were worse... I can't imagine what I would have done as a child without Dr. Clarks' help. May he rest in peace indeed...
Sincerely, Diane Simbrom Smith

Joseph Medeiros

July 19, 2013

Deepest sympathies from Drs Joseph V Medeiros Sr and Jr, and families. Dr Joseph Medeiros Sr was a classmate of Dr Thomas Clark at Mass College of Optometry (now New England College of Optometry).

July 17, 2013

Our deepest sympathies.....Ted Pettine and family

Mike & Dee Langfield

July 17, 2013

Dear Mrs Clark and Family,

Please accept our deepest sympathies for the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. Dr Clark was a true gentleman and a great neighbor. He will be missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Deena Bellavance

July 17, 2013

Deepest sympathies for your loss. I remember the love and pride Dr. Clark had for Kayleigh when I met him after her kindergarten graduation. He was friendly and kind man.

Marie (Auclair) Panek

July 17, 2013

Childhood memories bring back sweet memories of Dr. Clark. May he rest in peace and sending prayers and blessings for his dear family. Marie (Auclair) Panek

Kevin & Kathy Garganta

July 17, 2013

To the Clark Family,

A truly gentle man who always had a smile and some kind words for everyone. Take comfort in your memories and may he rest in peace.