Cartwright Funeral Homes


CLERGY, Roderick J. “Rod” of Braintree passed away unexpectedly, July 25, 2017 at the age of 88. Beloved husband of the late Catherine E. “Kay” (Cross) Clergy. Loving father of Mary-Jane Clergy of West Hyannis Port, Roderick John Clergy and his wife Gabriele of Germany, and Margo Clergy of Abington. Dear son of the late John and Margaret (Drake) Clergy. Devoted brother of Fran Awalt and Gerard Clergy both of Canada. Also survived by his dearest friends Karen and Richard Cooper and their daughters Courtney Pereira, Heidi and Erin Cooper. Roderick was born in Nova Scotia, Canada where he grew up and was educated. He has lived in Braintree for the past 58 years. He was retired from Boston Edison where he worked in the underground division for 21 years. A special thanks to his neighbors, Rahila and Gene Mitchell. Should friends desire, contributions may be made in Rod’s name to Cardinal Cushing Adult Day Program, 291 Rockland St., Hanover, MA 02339. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Funeral Mass, Wednesday at 10:30 AM in St. Francis of Assisi Church, So. Braintree Sq. Burial will take place in Braintree Cemetery, Braintree MA. Arrangements are under the direction of the Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home, 845 Washington St., Braintree MA 02184.

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