Pamela Jane Clancy

Pamela Clancy photoPamela Jane Clancy, 59, of Delmar, New York, died peacefully on April 19, 2017 after a long illness.

Born in born in Hornell, NY on April 4, 1958, she was the daughter of Thomas and Barbara Scott Clancy. Pam was the beloved sister of Thomas Clancy, Jr. and sister-in-law of Anna Clancy. She leaves countless aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Pam graduated from Berlin (NH) High School and Plymouth State University. Upon graduation, she quickly settled in her lifelong vocation as a teacher at the Academy of Holy Names in Albany, NY, where she continued to teach until 2016. In her thirty-six years at Holy Names she received recognition as the school’s Teacher of the Year, and as the Albany Times Union Teacher of the Week. More importantly, she touched the lives of innumerable students in the classroom, and in the after-school and summer programs she created and ran. In the words of one student, “She taught us to be brave, to love learning, to write in cursive (despite strong resistance!), to care for others, and to be strong.”

Pam cherished her role as Holly, Kate & Laura’s aunt. She spoiled them, and blessed them with the opportunity to participate in Holy Names’ summer programs where they loved spending time with their aunt. She was “Bean” to them, and always will be.

A funeral will be held at St. Ann’s Church in Hornell, NY on May 20th at 10:00 AM with a short ceremony following at St. Mary’s cemetery. A memorial celebration of Pam’s life will be held on June 10th, 11:00 AM at the Academy of the Holy Names, Lower School chapel in Albany, NY

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.

Pam’s family request that in lieu of flowers, donations in her name be made to Becky’s House, C/O St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation, 319 South Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12214.

3 Responses to “Pamela Jane Clancy”

  1. Linda Bille says:

    Our deepest sympathy for loss of the dearest Miss Clancy. She was responsible for the upbringing of so many strong young women who passed through Holy Names. She was the heart and soul of the AHN lower school. We loved her and will never forget the love and laughter she shared with our daughter, Sophie Bille. As a working parent knowing that our daughter was in the care of Miss Clancy after school was the greatest comfort we had as parents. We loved her. She was so positive and warm, making sure the young girls that went through her class were experts in in Science. Competent teachers are often remembered with a sense of fondness. Those teachers that touch a student’s humanity are remembered with a deep sense of gratitude. Miss Clancy touched the humanity in all her students. We are grateful to have had her.

  2. Sr. Mary Frederick says:

    Dear Tom,
    It was such a meaningful visit with you and Pam on April 17th. I am so glad you came at that time and I could learn about Pam and her family and I will always be glad that I prayed with you and Pam that day. I am sorry for your loss. I was deeply impressed with your love and devotion for Pam that you made those trips to Albany to be with her. I hope there will be a Memorial Service for Pam in the Albany area so I can be with her friends and former students.
    Sister Mary Frederick SNJM

  3. Jennifer Richard-Morrow says:

    I just heard this morning about Pam’s passing. She was a great and wonderful teacher and caregiver. Our deepest condolences on the death of such a warm, wonderful woman. Our daughter loved her class at AHN and spent many happy hours in Aftercare and in Pam’s summer daycamp.

    The Morrow family