Adam R. Clancy

November 22nd, 2021

Adam Richard Clancy, 39, of Wilmington, Massachusetts, passed away unexpectedly in Boston on November 17, 2021.

Adam was born on December 10, 1981, in Malden, Massachusetts to his beloved parents, Kevin Walter and Donna Marie Clancy (née Denaro). He spent his youth in Wilmington, Massachusetts, with many friends and family he carried close to his heart throughout his lifetime.

After serving honorably in the U.S. Navy as a Seabee Builder and as a Machinist Mate, Adam most recently worked for Caddell Construction in Athens, Greece where he enjoyed the outdoors, including snowboarding and mountain biking. Adam was a very skillful construction and wood worker and helped many friends with their projects over the years. Everything Adam did, he did with passion. Those closest to him will remember how much he treasured those he loved, his infectious laugh, warm embraces and larger than life charisma. Adam could find humor in almost anything and would often be caught humming or singing. He was wildly animated, full of excitement and joy, and genuinely so much fun to be around. Adam was loved and adored by so many and will be deeply missed.

Adam is survived by his son, Liam Stewart Clancy; brothers Eric Clancy, Ryan (Sarah) Clancy, sister Madison-Lee Clancy and her mother Kym (Scott) Norman; lifelong friends the Carlson family, and numerous extended family and dear friends. Preceded in death by his father and his mother.

Words cannot fully express how much we appreciate the many friends, family and others who have come together to help us since Adam’s sudden passing.

Family and friends will gather for visiting hours at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA, on Thursday, December 9th from 4-7 p.m. A Graveside Service with Military Honors will take place at the Wildwood Cemetery, 233 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington on Friday, December 10th at 11:00 a.m. Please join us in celebrating Adam’s life and sharing memories at a luncheon at Knights of Columbus Hall, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, immediately following the services.

In lieu of flowers, please make a memory with your loved ones, or if you are so moved, donations to help cover funeral costs and for Liam are greatly appreciated.


13 Entries in Guest Book for “Adam R. Clancy”

  1. George Papadopoulos says:

    Farewell my friend,we met in athens on the job and i always thought you a very cool dude,you will be missed may god rest your soul Adam!

  2. Madonna Toto says:

    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. We watched you grow up. We have great memories of our families. Tyler he will be in your heart always. DEAR ADAM REST IN ETERNAL PEACE.

  3. curtis graff says:

    I cant write anything that hasn’t been said. He is a friend. We worked together in Athens. He had a love for life. I am truly saddened. I wish you and your family, his son… peace.

  4. Matthew Mutchler says:


    To my dear old friend Ryan, and his brother Eric, and to the rest of the family i am not so famiiar with, it kills me to know of the pain you are going through.

  5. Carmen Rivera says:

    Seabee brother. You were skilled and funny. You are gone too soon and you will be missed. I will always keep you in my heart. Prayers to the family.

  6. Jason Dango says:

    So very sad to hear the news of Adam’s passing for everyone who knows and loved him. Have very fond memories of spending time with his older brother Eric and Adam being around during his youth in Wilmington. Was always a great kid and family to be around. Will be praying and thinking of everyone. Gone way too soon.

  7. Derek Reijo says:

    You will be missed brother. You always were able to make light of a bad situation. Your laughs and witty comebacks will be missed. Way to young for this to happen…Rest In Peace brother.

  8. PAM HART says:

    My sympathy on your loss. There is a special place in my heart for Seabees as my late husband was a Seabee who served in Vietnam. I did not know Adam, just came across his obituary. May he Rest In Peace.

  9. Sharon Pellerin says:

    I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Adam for the past ten years through the Carlson family. It was always a treat to have him come to town for a visit. The greatest memory is how he embraced and enjoyed all “our” girls, Sienna, Carley, Whitney and Lainey. They have great summer memories to carry them through this loss. My heart goes out to his family but please know that his zest for life will be shared through these girls and many others.

  10. Robert Bashaw says:

    I had the pleasure of working with Adam on USS Gerald R Ford and we quickly became friends. We would often go camping and build decks and remodel houses as side jobs. He was a great friend and will be truly missed. His craftsmanship and work ethic was unmatched and I am honored to have spent the time I had with him. Rest In Peace Adam. Love you brother.

  11. Daniel Pruett says:

    I had meet Adam through our mutual friend Robert. He stayed with me for a little while to help get himself back on his feet. A nice guy with always a smirk on his face or making you laugh. My fondest memory is us sitting our around the house cooking and laughing so hard we could barely speak.

    Towards the sea, brother……..

  12. Marty Tildsley Jr says:

    Hadn’t seen Adam in quite some time but I’ll never forget all the high school memories. Adam was a great kid who always made the people around him feel good. He also had a great sense of humor. My prayers go out to his family at this very difficult time. RIP Adam.

  13. Matthew Kuzniesk says:

    The world is poorer for the loss of one so loved and respected. May you find your peace.

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