Clarence H. Sirois,
83, longtime of Topsfield Road, Ipswich, and the husband of Stella
F. (Bies) Sirois, died Thursday June 23, 2011 in his home following
a long illness.
Born in Beverly July
27, 1927, son of the late Arthur and Rose Marie (Belanger) Sirois, he
was raised in Beverly where he attended public schools. Leaving high
school in the second year, he joined the Navy, serving as an
aircraft mechanic. Following the war he returned to high school,
graduated and continued his education at Bryant Stratton Business
School, Beverly Evening Trade School and the Wentworth Institute.
Mr. Sirois was employed for thirty-nine years as a machine
technician at United Shoe Machine in Beverly, retiring in 1989.
He was an avid
golfer and a founding member of the Portsmouth New Hampshire
Country Club. He also enjoyed following professional sports and was
well known to his family and friends for his love of home gardening
and his delicious tomatoes.
Mr. Sirois was a
longtime member of the former Sacred Heart Church of Ipswich and the
Ipswich P.L.A.V. Post #92.
In addition to his
wife of fifty-nine years he is survived by a brother, Roger Sirois
and his wife Joyce of Gloucester, a sister, Jean Skelly and her
husband George of Beverly and several nephews and nieces, including
his loving nieces Carolyn Walfield and her husband Matthew of Essex
and Stephanie Bies of Somerville.
His funeral service
will be held Monday, June 27, at 10:30 am in the Whittier-Porter
Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich followed by interment with
Naval Honors in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and
friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are Sunday 4 to 6