Gilbert E. Clark, 79
Publication Date: May 18, 1999
Source: Telegram & Gazette Worcester, MA
Obituary: GRAFTON - Gilbert E. Clark, 79, of 343 Providence Road, South Grafton, formerly of
Merriam Road, died Sunday at Providence House, Millbury, after a long illness.
He leaves his wife of 28 years, Elizabeth G. (Priestly) Farischon Clark; three sons, Donald E. Clark of
Grafton, Stephen G. Clark of Westboro and Robert R. Farischon Jr. of Manassas, Va.; a daughter,
Virginia M. Clark of Webster; two brothers, Theodore H. Clark Jr. of Dennis and Gordon L. Clark of
Grafton; 13 grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; and nephews and nieces. His first wife, Frances
(McDonough) Clark, died in 1962. Two brothers, Harold H. and Wendell Clark, and a sister,
Dorothy Bolt, also predeceased him. He was born in Grafton, son of Theodore H. Clark Sr. and
Clara (Buxton) Clark.
Mr. Clark worked at the Knowlton Dairy Farm in Grafton for more than 40 years. He also worked
for the Town of Grafton Municipal Services and Department of Public Works for 13 years, retiring
1984. He was a volunteer firefighter for 23 years, retiring as captain of Station 1. He was a member
of the Baptist Church of Grafton and the Grafton Men's Bowling League.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Baptist Church of Grafton, 1 South St. Burial
will follow in St. Philips Cemetery on Millbury St. Calling hours are 5 to 8 p.m. tomorrow in the
Robert C. Roney Funeral Home, 152 Worcester St., North Grafton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Providence House of Millbury, Resident
Activities Fund, 29 Main St., Millbury, MA 01527.