Duckett Funeral Home of J.S. Waterman & Sons

656 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA


Elizabeth M. McClure

July 8, 1941February 5, 2020

Elizabeth Mae McClure was born on July 8th 1941 in Buffalo NY to Lucille Mary Schneider and Herman Elias Golliner. After a 2 year battle with cancer she passed away quietly in her sleep on Feb 5th, 2020. She leaves behind 4 children, 6 grand children and 1 great grand child. Daughter Carol Greenwood 55, her husband Peter Greenwood 55, grandchildren Peter Greenwood Jr. 21 and Sabrina Greenwood 17. Son Steven McClure 51, his wife Pat McClure 49 and grandchildren Kyrie McClure 31, and Nikalas McClure 24 as well as great granddaughter Luna McClure 3. Son James McClure 48 and granddaughter Madylin McClure 13. Daughter Beth Dawson 43 her husband Tori Dawson 38 and granddaughter Teegan Dawson 3.

Elizabeth spent her life caring for her children and animals of all kinds. Her passion for adopting and caring for strays was unparalleled. Living in Sudbury for most of her adult life, she was an important part of the community as a baseball coach, softball coach, Cub Scout leader, business owner and a PTA member to name just a few of her accomplishments.

In her later years she loved caring for her grandchildren and donating her time teaching sewing and quilting in shops around central Mass. Even making a quilt that was made from cancer survivors, co survivors and relatives which was then donated to the American Cancer Society under the name of the Linus project. When she was younger she enjoyed playing the piano and dancing in upstate NY.

She will be missed dearly by all who knew her.

In lieu of flowers or condolences, Betty’s family requests that if you’d like to honor her in special way please click on the link below to donate to St Jude’s Children’s cancer research hospital in her memory.


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James McClure

February 11, 2020

James McClure

February 10, 2020

Dear Mom,

As Mady and I left you on Dec 26, I gave you an extra long hug because I thought that it may be the last time I’d get to hug you. I hoped that it wasn’t the case, but sadly I was right. You fought the good fight. You fought it with grace, with dignity and with a strength that blew me away. I remember you smiling and laughing with Mady and I on Christmas and it was one of the best days I’d seen you have in a long time. You had a sense of calm about you and even though you were so weak you couldn’t walk, I was reminded again how strong you were. Strength comes in lots of shapes and sizes and you showed me for 48 years what strength and fortitude mean. I used to stop breathing as a kid and you would rush me to the hospital over and over again to make sure I was okay. As I got older you picked me up so many times with skinned knees, stitches, broken bones. You taught me to be tough around the older boys in the neighborhood and to look out for the younger kids. You taught me nobility and chivalry. I learned to hold doors for people from you. I learned to be kind to animals from you. I learned everything from you. As I got older, you were there during break ups, during low moments. You didn’t baby me but you also gave me compassion. You were there for me thru HS when all I wanted to do was implode. You set me straight just in time to get into college. Thru college you let me fly free but were always there with a kind word when I needed it or $50 you didn’t have when I was broke. You were the best dance at my wedding. You taught me how to hold MY baby, how to change her diapers. You became her Gramma and she loved you with all her heart. You should be proud of what you have done and what you have left behind. I will love you til I take my last breath. The world lost an amazing soul on Wednesday. I am crushed, but I am happy you are no longer in pain. You didn’t deserve those last 2 years.

I love you mom....

Your son Jim

Beth Dawson

February 5, 2020

My mom was my best friend throughout my life. She met an amazing man, Wesley who became my father. They taught me so much and made me strong. To hold onto my dreams and remain strong in what I believe. She was a hot ticket and never took crap from anyone. She raised four children all on her own while trying so hard to keep a roof over her four children’s heads. She loved her children with all her heart and she was very caring and kind. She struggled financially and became ill. But her spirits were often even still, lifted. I’ll miss her dearly, but I find so much peace now knowing she is no longer suffering in pain. I believe now she is spending time sitting with Wesley on a bench holding her dog Lady on a leash. She said she believed in God and I believe she’s now with him. The best advice my mom ever gave me was, for in the winter, if I’m ever sad, to look out my window and look at the light as it snows and watch the snow fall under the light. She said it’ll bring so much happiness. We also used to eat popcorn together and watch movies. She’d get the bigger bowl. I’d get the smaller. I do this with my daughter now. Thank you mom. I have so many memories with you and I hope you are at peace now. See you in heaven someday.