Mary Ann McClellan, 102, Worked in Darien Schools

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Mary Ann D’Acunto McClellan passed away at Notre Dame Convalescent Home in Norwalk on Thursday, Nov. 3, at the age of 102.

She was born in Darien on Sept. 25, 1914. She was the daughter of the late Philip and Mary Mallozzi D’Acunto. She graduated from Darien High School with high honors.

She was employed by W.T. Grant for 10 years and also worked for the Darien public school system.

She was predeceased by her husband Lawrence R. McClellan – one of the original founders of the Darien VFW after World War II, and also one of the original founders of the Darien Little League.

Mrs. McClellan was also predeceased by her daughter, Mary Cecilia McClellan; her brother, John A. D’Acunto, and his wife Jean; her brother, Joseph P. D’Acunto; her sister, Emma D’Acunto Dance, her husband, Edwin;her sister, Cecilia D. D’Acunto and the first born of her parents, John P. D’Acunto, who died in infancy, age one year.

She leaves behind her nieces and nephews, Joan M. Dance and Patricia J. Dance of Darien, John D’Acunto of Norwalk, Pamela Nevins of Stamford, Robert Nevins and William Nevins and cousins and great nieces and nephews.


an obituary from Edward Lawrence Funeral Home


She will be remembered for her kindness, generosity and her smile and gratitude to her loving family and all who cared for her. The family wants to thank Notre Dame Convalescent Home for the excellent care given to our Aunt Mary for the past eight years and four months, especially by Sister Lucy.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 at the Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8 at St. John’s Roman Catholic Church, 1986 Post Road, Darien. Burial will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery in Darien.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Notre Dame Convalescent Home, 76 West Rocks Road, Norwalk, CT 06851.

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