Priscilla D. Clark

Priscilla D. Clark, 90, owner and manager of the Hidden Hollow Country Club in Rehoboth, Massachusetts and wife to the late William B. Clark, passed away in her home on December 8, 2020 with her devoted daughter Priscilla J. Clark at her side. She is also survived by her sister Sylvia (Duarte) Janes, her brother-in-law Charles D. (Ted) Janes of East Providence, and her nephew Kevin Pariseau, his wife Pamela, and their son Nicolas of Nyack, NY. She was predeceased by her son Russell W. Phillips in 1978. Priscilla had been married twice, first to the late Russell S. Phillips and then to Bill Clark, who built what became HHCC in the 1960s. After Bill suffered a debilitating disease in 1972, she began a true labor of love successfully running the day-to-day operation of the golf course, with her daughter’s assistance in recent years. Priscilla was born in Providence in 1930 to the late Joseph S. and Rose (Cardoza) Duarte and was a 1948 graduate of East Providence High School. Priscilla loved visits from her family (especially summer golf outings from Nicolas) and spent many evenings going to concerts and theater, in the 1970s at “The Tent” in Warwick with her sister and more recently at PPAC with her daughter. She was a seasoned fan of both the Boston Red Sox (attending a World Series game in 2007) and the New England Patriots, rooting for Tom Brady from her favorite living room easy chair. She began each day with a donut and cup of tea and until March, 2019 had not seen a doctor for nearly 50 years. Priscilla donated generously to the American Heart Association and American Cancer Society, and she crocheted and knitted avidly, donating many of her afghans and scarves to charity for auction. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the RISPCA in her faithful grand-dog Bubba’s name. (RISPCA, 186 Amaral Street, Riverside, RI 02915) Abiding by her wishes, arrangements by the Perry-McStay Funeral Home were private.

 


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6 entries.
Norm and Cindy Cotter from Rehoboth, MA wrote on December 29, 2020 at 9:39 am:
We just heard about your Mother's passing. She was a wonderful person and devoted her life to her family and Hidden Hollow. She will certainly be missed.
Jack Van Delft from Ft. Lauderdale, FL / Mansfield, MA wrote on December 28, 2020 at 4:42 pm:
So sorry to hear about this! Played Hidden Hollow many times and always saw the great devotion that Mrs. Clark had for the course. It was always beautiful. Enjoyed the 19th hole and chatting with both Priscillas. So sorry for your loss.
Don O'Connor wrote on December 15, 2020 at 8:43 am:
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. You were a Godsend to her and faithful Daughter. She will be missed by all of us who played at the Hollow for so many years. God bless you and your family during this difficult time.
Bobby DaPonte from Bristol R I 02829 wrote on December 14, 2020 at 9:33 am:
I am very sorry to hear about your loss she was like a mother to me I new Priscilla for over 45 years playing golf she was a wonderful woman and friend I will miss her dearly love Bobby
Ed and Ginny Perry from Rehoboth wrote on December 13, 2020 at 3:06 pm:
Sad to hear of your Mom’s passing. Things will never be the same on the street. Gone but not forgotten...🙏🏼
Uncle Mick from Pawtucket wrote on December 13, 2020 at 2:25 pm:
Words can't express how you feel when you lose a friend. On December 8, 2020 a great person and a great friend went to be with the LORD. Priscilla, until meet on the OTHER SIDE. Thank you for being my friend.