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“Just saw his passing on Facebook when the posts came in about his birthday. It's hard to get the word out to everybody. We were so blessed to know...Read More »
1 of 27 | Posted by: Carol Meyhoefer, Ballground, Georgia

“Clark Family,We were saddened to read of Stew's passing. Stew was a terrific police officer and detective as well as a loyal employee of the town of...Read More »
2 of 27 | Posted by: Tony & Ann Gigliotti - Waterford, CT

“A great guy and a great cop. You and Mac knew every bad guy in New London County and where to find them! We'll miss your laugh and sense of...Read More »
3 of 27 | Posted by: Mike Stergio - Salem, CT - friend

“Maryann and the entire Clark family, I'm so very sorry for Stew's passing. We were all so grateful to grow up the Goshen, Great Neck, Pleasure...Read More »
4 of 27 | Posted by: Carole Baier - Uncasville, CT


5 of 27 | Posted by: lisa Buhler-wildrick - Niantic, CT

“Dear Mary Ann and Family...We are thinking of you during this difficult time...Thoughts are with you and may your happy memories that last forever,...Read More »
6 of 27 | Posted by: Spence and Sue Williams - CT

“Mary Ann and family,MY sympathy for your loss, I have many great memories of Stew going back many years. RIP my friend. ”
7 of 27 | Posted by: S.J. Grillo - Niantic, CT

“Mary Ann and family, MY sympathy to your loss, Stew was a great guy. I have many memories of good times with him years ago. He had such a great smile...Read More »
8 of 27 | Posted by: Joyce Meehan - WATERFORD, CT

“Mary Ann & family, May God comfort & give you strength during this difficult time. I have so many great memories of Stew when we served together on...Read More »
9 of 27 | Posted by: Kenneth May - Orford, NH

“Mary Ann &amp; family, <br />So sorry to hear about Stew. He was one of a kind. He was so good to my dad and dad just loved him, and...Read More »
10 of 27 | Posted by: Nancy Lowry - Waterford, CT

“Maryanne please accept our condolences and the times we spent with the two of you and Celine, albeit, not often, were so much fun! I hope your...Read More »
11 of 27 | Posted by: Denise Walstra - Waterford, CT

“I am so so sorry and heartbroken for your loss. Grateful to have known you both and see the love and respect you shared. The world is a far better...Read More »
12 of 27 | Posted by: Kymberly Connors - Salem, CT

“My heartfelt condolences to Maryann,Scott and the entire Clark and Dedrick families. We often hear about courageous battles that people wage against...Read More »
13 of 27 | Posted by: Jack Luty

“Mary Ann, Sorry just doesn't say what we feel. Stew was a kind,funny and lovable kind of guy. He and Maggie graduated together and later I had the...Read More »
14 of 27 | Posted by: Paul & Maggie Liparulo - CT


15 of 27 | Posted by: John Swain - Groton and Franklin, CT

“Mary Ann .....So very sorry for your loss ..he was such a GooD man ..please know you and Stew will always be in my prayers ..and if there is ever...Read More »
16 of 27 | Posted by: Pat Kleckner - New london

“Mary Ann & Family So sorry for your loss.Thoughts and prayers Jackie Rice,Richie Rice ”
17 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry to hear of Stew passing. My thoughts are with all in the family. ”
18 of 27 | Posted by: Nancy Courtney - Waterford

“Dear Maryann, I am so sorry to hear this! Stew was such a great guy --- You and your family are in my prayers and will be in the weeks and months...Read More »
19 of 27 | Posted by: Laura Stefanski - East Lyme, CT


20 of 27 | Posted by: Sita Edmond - Canterbury, CT

“Mary Ann. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I'm sorry I'm in FL and unable to be with you. I'm sending hugs and hope...Read More »
21 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“Maryann I am so sorry for your Loss. My thoughts and Prayers are with you all. ”
22 of 27 | Posted by: Kim Perkins-Roberts - Lakeland, FL


23 of 27 | Posted by: Dorothy Hull Kent - NC

“May the angels lead him to paradise!! What s great company in heaven to welcome him!!!! Lisa, Jeffrey, Danny, Mom, Dad, Carol, your favorite Uncle...Read More »
24 of 27 | Posted by: Fr Gerry Waterman - Syracuse, NY


25 of 27 | Posted by: Paul Guido - Westminster, VT

“Mary Ann & Family,Our hearts are broken. Stew was a one of a kind guy who will never be forgotten. Thoughts & prayers to you.Bill & Cathy ”
26 of 27 | Posted by: Bill Discordia - Niantic, CT

“Maryann, Beany, Chuck & Family,My relationship with Stew had started in 1987 as my working mentor at the police department which immediately...Read More »
27 of 27 | Posted by: Bob & Jodie Strohl - Waterford, CT


Waterford - Stewart C. Clark, age 69, died Saturday, May 13, 2017, at his residence with his family by his side. Born in New London, he was the son of the late Ralph Clark and Jeanne (Chalmers) Clark. Stew graduated from Waterford High School in 1965. He worked as a production manager with the Coca Cola Bottling Company in New London from 1966 through 1975, at which time he was hired by the Waterford Police Department. He was promoted to Detective in 1981. He was promoted to Detective Sergeant in 1995. He retired in 2000, after 25 years of dedicated service. Stew also owned and operated Capitol Uniforms from 1976 to 1991. In 1995, he received his master's degree from the University of New Haven. He was a member of the Harvard Associates in Police Science and the New London County Detective Association. He was also a life member of the Goshen Fire Department. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Mary Ann (Pinch) Clark. In addition to his wife he is survived by two sons, Peter Clark (Jennifer Sobiech) of Waterford, Scott Johnson (Deborah Ott) of Plainfield; step-sons, Thomas Dedrick of Waterford, James Dedrick (Paula Rouisse) of Quaker Hill; a brother, Charles Clark of Anchorage, Alaska; a sister, Priscilla Peabody of New London; and nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by a son, Jeffrey Clark and a step-daughter, Lisa Dedrick. Calling hours will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home, 48 Grand St., Niantic. Funeral Home Service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home, 48 Grand St., Niantic, with entombment to follow in St. Mary Mausoleum, Jefferson Avenue, New London. Donations may be made to Center for Hospice Care, 227 Dunham St., Norwich, CT, 06360. To share a memory, view Stew's online video tribute, or to send the family an online condolence, please visit www.neilanfuneralhome.com

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