Richard “Dick” T. McClellan of South Chelmsford, MA


Richard "Dick" Thomas McClellan, 89, of South Chelmsford, MA died Sunday evening, April 2, 2017 at Palm Center, Chelmsford.

He was married to the late Mrs. Theresa (Dolan) who died June 18, 1982.

Born in Cambridge, MA on November 25, 1927, the son of the late William and Dora (Gibson) McClellan. He was a graduate of Arlington High School with the class of 1946.

He served with the U.S. Army Occupation of Japan and served in the Korean War.

He was employed with NYNEX, NTNEX and New England Telephone for 32 years. In his retirement, he worked at Dolan Industries of Clinton, MA.

He was a communicant of St. Mary Church of Chelmsford, MA.

He was a member of the Chelmsford Country Club, the Chelmsford Elks, Chelmsford Rod & Gun Club all of Chelmsford, and the H.E. Fletcher Club of Westford, MA. He also enjoyed traveling and playing golf.

He is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Richard and Kathleen McClellan Jr. of Tewksbury and Michael McClellan of Peoria, AZ, two daughters and a son-in-law, Deborah and David Amos of Westford, MA and Karen McClellan of Chelmsford, five grandchildren, Tim and his wife Heather Bellemore, Kiley, Cady, and Sean McClellan, and Adam and his wife, Sarah McClellan; five great-grandchildren, Ryan, Anna, Colin, Owen, Charlotte as well as many nieces and nephews.

Richard was the brother of the late William and Robert McClellan and the late Kathleen Griffin.

Visiting hours Thurs. 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral Fri. at 8am from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 9am at St. Mary Church in Chelmsford, MA. Burial in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Chelmsford, MA. Memorials may be made in his name to the Salvation Army, 150 Appleton St., Lowell, MA 01852. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at




April 6, 2017
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Dolan Funeral Home


April 7, 2017
9 AM
St. Mary's Church, Chelmsford, MA
  1. Jimmy Barrett says:

    My sincere condolences to your entire family. Sorry for your loss.
    Jimmy Barrett

  2. Deb McClellan says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. He was a good man and will be greatly missed.

  3. Diane and Ted Dean says:

    Condolences and our sincere sympathy. Our Uncle Dick was the best. He will always be remembered with fondnes and happy memories.

  4. Donna McClellan says:

    Dear Debbie, Ricky, Karen, Michael & the rest of the family, my most deepest of sympathy on the loss of your Father. A great Dad, a wonderful Uncle, many years of happy memories, and you were blessed to have had him in your life this long. He will now be with you in spirit & lives on with your memories. God Bless all of you at this difficult time!

  5. Mary Anne Cacciola says:


    Memories of your father will always be with you – in a phrase, a look, a remark, a toast or family story – he’ll be there in spirit with all of you, in your hearts and minds forever. Peace, love and hugs, Mary Anne xxoo

  6. Judy McClellan Callahan says:

    So Sorry for the loss of your Dad Uncle Dickie to me when I was a kid. He will be missed but now in heaven with his wife Terry and William Robert and Kathleen. He was a wonderful man with a great sense of humor. May he Rest In Peace with a Loving God. Judy McClellan Callahan and family Niece

  7. Elinor and Dean says:

    Our sympathy to Dicks family. He was a good friend. We will always remember the great times we had with Dick and Terry.

  8. Audrey and Steve says:

    Steve and I are so sorry for the loss of everyone’s beloved Dick/Granddaddy, he will be missed by so many. We’re happy he’s out of pain and resting in peace, he’s too nice a person to be suffering. I’m sure he’ll be watching over his family that he was so proud of, while living in eternity with the love of his life. Love to all ❤️

  9. Midge and Danny Daley says:

    Our sincere condolences to the McClellan family. Dick was a super person as was Terry. Rest In Peace our friend Midge and Danny

  10. Bob Woods says:

    So sorry for your loss.Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire McClellan Family!!!

  11. Sue Boyne says:

    He was blessed to have such a loving family. Your mom will be waiting with that huge Terry smile. God bless you all. Sending love and hugs.

  12. Vikki & Bill Sargent says:

    So sorry for your loss. Heaven has received another great dad. Love, thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

  13. Ann Marie says:

    Heaven welcomed a kind warm loving man, who was loved by many, and is now sitting with Terry watching them all with love.

  14. Betty Patriquin says:

    My heart breaks for you all. May he rest in peace. Love to you all. … Betty and Terry.

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