Peter J. Clancy Jr., 79
Peter J. Clancy Jr. of Cedarburg, with his devoted wife of 56 years and his daughter by his side, was born to Eternal Life on Monday, June 27, 2016, at the age of 79. Beloved husband of Frances (nee Galipo). Loving father of Michelle Clancy Foeger. Proud grandfather of Christina. Dear brother of James (Connie), John, Eileen Lussier (Andre), Robert (MaryJo) and William Clancy. Preceded in death by his parents, Peter J. and Neoma (nee Bower) Clancy, Sr., and his brother, Thomas (Evelyn). Further survived by his special lifelong friend Victor DiCristo, along with many nieces, nephews, relatives and many wonderful friends.
Peter was born in Manhattan, N.Y., in 1937, to Peter J. Sr. and Neoma Clancy. Shortly after, they moved to the Bronx, N.Y. When he was 18, he moved to Wisconsin and attended Marquette University in Milwaukee for electrical engineering. In 1960, he married Frances Galipo. In addition, Peter also served in the United States Navy for four years.
Peter was a very modest man who did not flaunt his many accomplishments. He worked at Allen-Bradley in Milwaukee for over 25 years. He remained with Allen-Bradley through its transition to Rockwell Automation, where he supervised a large workforce.
Peter will be greatly missed for his quiet charm, his refined sense of humor – his famous saying when asked how he was doing, “I’m in great shape for the shape I’m in,” his pleasant demeanor, his respect for people and the joy he showed to others when anyone visited with him.
Now that you have gone to your well-earned rest Peter, we will treasure the time spent with you, knowing that you earned your rest, knowing that you deserved to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ in Heaven, where He prepared a special place for you, because of your love for Him, His Church and all of His creation.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 9, 2016, at St. Francis Borgia Church–North, 1375 Covered Bridge Road, Cedarburg, WI 53012. The family will greet relatives and friends on Saturday at the church from 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass. Burial with military honors at the church cemetery to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Peter’s name to the American Heart Association or the Boys & Girls Club of Jackson, where Peter was an avid supporter, are appreciated.
A special thank you to the Columbia St. Mary’s Ozaukee ICU unit and especially Teresa, his nurse, who made Peter and his family comfortable for his last hours.
The Eernisse Funeral Home, Michael Schramka Associate of Cedarburg, is assisting the family. Online condolences can be directed to the family at www.eernissefuneralhome.com.