Richard E. McClure WWII & Korean Veteran
He was the beloved husband of Joan F. (Scanlan) McClure for the past 61 years. Born in Lowell, MA on December 2, 1925, he was the son of the late William and Sarah (Herrity) McClure. Richard grew up in East Chelmsford, MA and attended Chelmsford High School, leaving before graduation to enlist in the United States Navy. He served proudly in World War II and participated in the invasion of Normandy and the battles of Okinawa and Iwo Jima. He re-enlisted with the United States Navy for the Korean conflict from 1951-1955. Richard worked as an electrician for the Boston & Maine Railroad upon discharge from the navy and retired in 1985.
Besides his loving wife, Joan, Richard is survived by his six children and their spouses, Ann and Jack Clancy of Chelmsford, Richard and Martha McClure of Chelmsford, James McClure and Gail Thursby of Chelmsford, Michael McClure and his partner, John Castro, of Nashua, NH, Stephen and Victoria McClure of Hudson, NH and Karen and Shaun McCarty of Tyngsboro, MA.
Richard is also survived by sixteen grand-children, Jennifer, Sean, Michael, Kelly, Kaitlyn, Christopher, Colleen, Carah, George, Denice, Cameron, Brenna, Shannon, Sarah, Sydney, and Shaun; 2 great-grandchildren, Ellie and Lucy, who he loved dearly and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Richard was pre-deceased by his brother, William, and two sisters, Rita D’Amato and Hazel Furey.
Visiting hours Friday 3 to 7 P.M at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD. A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family; burial in St. Patrick Cemetery, Lowell. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.