Obituary: Mary A. McClellan, wife of one of original founders of VFW, Darien Little League
Mary Ann D’Acunto McClellan died at Notre Dame Convalescent Home in Norwalk on Thursday, Nov. 3, at the age of 102.
She was born in Darien on Sept. 25, 1914. She was the daughter of the late Philip and Mary Mallozzi D’Acunto. She graduated from Darien High School with high honors. She was employed by W. T. Grant for 10 years and also worked for the Darien public school system. She was predeceased by her husband Lawrence R. McClellan — one of the original founders of the Darien VFW after World War II, and also one of the original founders of the Darien Little League. Mrs. McClellan was also predeceased by her daughter Mary Cecilia McClellan. Mrs. McClellan was predeceased by her brother John A. D’Acunto and his wife Jean, her brother Joseph P. D’Acunto and her sister Emma D’Acunto Dance and her husband Edwin. Mrs. McClellan also was predeceased by her sister Cecilia D. D’Acunto and the first born of her parents John P. D’Acunto, who died at one-year old.
She leaves behind her nieces Joan M. Dance and Patricia J. Dance of Darien, John D’Acunto of Norwalk, Pamela Nevins of Stamford, Robert Nevins and William Nevins and cousins and great nieces and nephews.
She will be remembered for her kindness, generosity and her smile and gratitude to her loving family and all who cared for her. The family wants to thank Notre Dame Convalescent Home for the excellent care given to Mrs. McClellan for the past eight years and four months, especially by Sister Lucy.
Friends may call at the Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road, Darien, on Monday, Nov. 7, from 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service will be held at St. John’s Roman Catholic Church, 1986 Post Road, Darien, CT on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 11:00am. Burial will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery in Darien. Memorial donations may be made to Notre Dame Convalescent Home, 76 West Rocks Road, Norwalk, CT 06851.