Clifton L Wentworth
L.“Cliff” Wentworth, known to many as “Pete”, passed away suddenly and
peacefully in his home on May 15, 2018. Cliff was born in the old
Hospital to Ruth Gertrude
Soper and Ernest Benning
Wentworth on March 22, 1928. He grew up in Danvers,
attended Danvers schools, and worked on
some of the many Danvers
farms as a young man.
In 1945, at age 17, he left school and enlisted in the U.S. Navy. During
WWII he served aboard the U.S.S. Brush DD745 in the
Pacific Ocean. After the war he served aboard the U.S.S. N.K.
Perry DDR 883 on occupation duty in the far
East. He later served aboard the battleship U.S.S.
BB63. He returned to the states in 1952, to marry his sweetheart,
Monica Kmiec of Ipswich.
They had two daughters, Jane and JoAnn.
Cliff served on the 26th M.P. Company, MA National Guard until 1957. He
joined the Ipswich Police Department in 1958 and served on the force until
he retired in 1970. He was a life member of Disabled
Amvets, VFW Post 1093 Ipswich
(where he was Post Commander), American Legion Post 80 Ipswich, and Polish
Legion American Veterans Post 92 Ipswich (where he was Post Commander and
Cliff loved making cakes, soups, and batches of pickles to give to his
friends and family. He loved cracking jokes, telling old war stories and
could often be found at the Agawam Diner—which he frequented almost daily.
He was caring, faithful and a constant support to many.
Cliff is preceded in death by his daughter Jane (Wentworth)
Parady and Monica Wentworth, his wife of
fifty-five years. He leaves daughter, JoAnn
Wentworth of Danvers, three
grand-daughters, Mary Gardner of Phoenix,
AZ, Alison Parady
Caram and her husband Richard Jr. of
Rowley, and Brianna Farina-Stewart and
her husband Cameron of Ipswich. He also leaves
his many nieces and nephews as well as his four great-grand-children,
Tyler, Darren, Piper and Chapel, all of whom he loved beyond words.
His funeral service will be held 10 am Monday May
21 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 invited. Visiting hours will
be Sunday 4 to 8 pm with a Veterans Service at 6 pm. In lieu of flowers
memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Fisher House, 1400
VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA 02132.
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