Dorothy V. Clark

September 23, 1919February 22, 2018

Dorothy V. (Medeiros) Clark, age 98 of Swansea, passed away Thursday, February 22, 2018. She was the wife of the late Paul W. Clark. They had been married for 67 years.

Born in Swansea, a daughter of the late Maximinio and Helen (Medeiros) Medeiros, she was a lifelong resident of Swansea. Dorothy was a graduate of Joseph Case High School, class of 1937 and a communicant of St. Dominic’s Church.

She was employed at Firestone Rubber Co. for 5 ½ years in the gas mask department during World War II. She was a homemaker who especially enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed crocheting and knitting, was an avid New England patriots fan and was huge music fan, especially country music!

She is survived by three sons, Ronald A. Clark and his wife Cynthia of Fall River, Kenneth P. Clark and his wife Janet of Swansea and Brian S. Clark and his wife Paula of Swansea; a daughter, Jayne E. Clark of Swansea; a brother, Joseph Medeiros of Somerset; seven grandchildren, Michael Clark and his wife Jessica, Kristen Medeiros, Jennifer Chaves and her husband Josh, Keith Clark and his wife Maureen, Scott Clark and his wife Alicia, Beth Clark and Adam Clark; ten great-grandchildren, Aaron Clark, Richie LaPorte, Jarrett Clark, Jesse Clark, Trinity Clark, Alex Clark, Collin Clark, Sarah Clark, Alivia Clark and Jacob Medeiros; two step granddaughters, Ashley and Mandi and four step great-grandchildren, Nathanial, Alice, Aylah and Devin and several nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Joyce Clark and sister of the late Mary Merrit, Evelyn Dowling, Carolyn Severson, Edward Medeiros, Helen Fournier and Ernest Medeiros.

Her funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00AM from the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at BIRCHCREST, 189 Gardners Neck Road, Swansea, followed by a funeral mass at 11:00AM in St. Dominic’s Church, 1277 G.A.R. Highway, Swansea. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00PM. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Swansea. For tributes and directions:


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 28, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 1, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, March 1, 2018
  • Burial Thursday, March 1, 2018

Dorothy V. Clark

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Sheldon Clark

February 28, 2018

Ronnie,Kenny and family,
So sorry for your loss and our condolences to you and the family. I only spent a short time with your
Mom but she was a wonderful woman.

Gene and family

Teri Amaral

February 26, 2018

I'm sorry for your sorrow,a mom isn't replaceable,hold your memories of her tight,

Ed Vigneau

February 26, 2018

To Ken and Ron, and all of your families, my condolences. I remember you and your big hard-working family and all the fun we had playing together on Maple St. Glad you were blessed with so many year with your parents and with so many grand and great grandchildren. Hoping that is a comfort in this time of sorrow.

Lynn Berube

February 26, 2018

My condolences to the entire Clark family. Sorry for your loss

Derek M. Theriault

February 25, 2018

I remember her at the farmhouse mostly and beautifully warm summer nights as children we'd play and I think I may have driven a car for the first time in the field. May God light the way to Heaven. Amen

February 25, 2018

To Jayne and family, my condolences to all of you. May you find comfort knowing she had a loving family. My prayers are with you.
Donna Butts

February 24, 2018

My condolences to your family during this difficult time. May the promise in 1 Thessalonians 4:14 comfort your family.

February 23, 2018

May God's loving kindness comfort you and help you through this very sad time
Psalms 29:11