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Peter W. Clement

January 26, 1940 July 3, 2019
Peter W. Clement
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Peter W. Clement, 79, of Chicopee, passed away at home, after a long illness, on July 3, 2019. Born in Pittsfield, Ma., he was the son of the late Ambrose and Blanche (Meunier) Clement.
​Peter was a Professor of English for 42 years, two years at Berkshire Community College and 40 years at the Elms College in Chicopee. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Michael’s College, a Master’s from St. John’s University, and a PhD from the University of Massachusetts. He taught English and American literature and inspired many young teachers to pass on his love of literature. He became a runner in the 1970’s and completed several Marathons in Boston, New York, and Holyoke, including a sub three hour N.Y. Marathon in 1975.​Peter leaves his wife of 36 years, Miriam (Terry) Clement, daughter Kristin Clement and son Mark Clement. Son Chip Patullo and wife Claire Graham Smith, daughter Gail Belaief and husband Steve, son James Patullo and wife Kimberly, daughter Janice Cameron and husband Don. Grandchildren include Zachary Rodriguez, Jeffrey and Corey Belaief, Leah and Luke Patullo, Noah and Liam Patullo, and Colby Cameron. He was predeceased by his sister Michelle Lee.
Visiting hours for Peter will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 11:30 to 12:45 at Ludlow Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will conclude the visiting hours at 1:00pm and burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Peter’s memory to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital (stjude.org), Shriners Hospital for Children 516 Carew St. Springfield, Ma. 01104, or the charity of one’s choice. For additional information, please visit www.ludlowfuneralhome.com.


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Visitation

Saturday

13

Jul

11:30 AM 7/13/2019 11:30:00 AM - 12:45 PM 7/13/2019 12:45:00 PM
Ludlow Funeral Home

432 East St.
Ludlow, MA 01056

Ludlow Funeral Home
432 East St. Ludlow 01056 MA
United States

Service

Saturday

13

Jul

1:00 PM 7/13/2019 1:00:00 PM
Ludlow Funeral Home

432 East St.
Ludlow, MA 01056

Ludlow Funeral Home
432 East St. Ludlow 01056 MA
United States

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Memorial Contribution

Shriner's Hospital for Children

516 Carew Street
Springfield, Ma 01104

St. Judes Children's Research Center

501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105
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