Clement Spillane, Jr., 82

May 01, 2017

Clement “Clem” S. Spillane, Jr., 82, of Wareham, died April 28 in the Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation at Forestview in Wareham. He was the husband of the late Ann Lucille (Finlan) Spillane who died last October.

He was born in Brockton on Nov. 29, 1934 and lived in Fowlerville, Michigan and Rockland before moving to Wareham in 1967. He graduated from Western Michigan University.

Clem was the eldest son of late Clement and Evelyn (Sewall) Spillane Sr. Clem attended grade school in North Easton prior to moving to Wareham in 1947, graduating from Wareham High 1952. He was a 12 letterman, (four letters each in football, basketball, and baseball). Clem attended and graduated from Western Michigan University and completed his army tour of duty 1958.

Then he started his teaching/coaching career first for Fowlerville High School where he met Ann. They married August 1962. In 1964 they moved to Rockland then to Wareham in 1967, where Clem taught and coached until retirement. Every year, Ann and Clem would plan their summer vacation to coincide with the Fowlerville Fair. He enjoyed sports, fishing and boating, making chowder and skiing.

Clem is survived by his brothers, Edward F. Spillane of Mount Laurel, New Jersey and Robert Spillane and his wife Barbara of Asheville, North Carolina; nieces: Janice, Brenda, Linda, Karen, Patricia Ann, Patricia Marie, Carolyn, Diane, Tiffney; nephews; Edward, Kevin, Sean, Brian and grandnieces and grandnephews. Clem was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years Ann Lucille (Finlan) Spillane, his brother-in-law, Jon Finlan, his brothers, John “Jay,” Cornelius and Maurice and nephews, Steve and Michael.

Clem was very grateful for the special care provided to him and Ann during their long illness by his nieces Janice and Karen. Thank you to longtime friends Jim Brogioli and Cliff Sylvia for the outings and continued support that they gave him.

His funeral will be held at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 6 from the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway, Wareham, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Church, 82 High St., Wareham. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s’ Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Old Colony YMCA Big Sister Big Brother, 320 Main St. Brockton, MA 02301.

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Comments (2)
Posted by: Fortywhat2 | May 02, 2017 05:51

A stand up guy.  I'm glad I got the opportunity to meet him and Ann.  We worked together and became friends.  RIP Clem!  May you fly on angels wings ❤️

Posted by: 181mph | May 02, 2017 19:35

RIP old friend, your quahog basket will be full all the time now

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