The Obit For Clayton Sheehan

Clayton Sheehan, 84

World War II veteran, baseball catcher, January 16, 2010

SWAMPSCOTT-Clayton J. Sheehan of Swampscott, a World War II Army Air Corps veteran and retiree of General Electric, died on Thursday, January 7, 2010 with his two daughters by his side. He was 84.

Mr. Sheehan, an aerial gunnery expert and sharpshooter, served simultaneously in the military with his three brothers during World War II. His missions included Air Offensives over Japan and China and earned him numerous decorations and citations.

Mr. Sheehan graduated from Lynn English High School where he was All-Scholastic Captain of the Lynn English football team in 1943. After attending Arizona State University at Tempe, Mr. Sheehan played semi professional baseball as a catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals.

He was the beloved husband of the late Varsenik (Mekalian) Sheehan with whom he shared 49 years of marriage and father of Gail Sheehan and Lisa Sheehan of Swampscott.

He was the son of the late Daniel Sheehan and Georgie (MacGregor) Sheehan. He was the brother of the late Evelyn, Phyllis, Dorothy, Wendell, Harold, and Henry Sheehan. Mr. Sheehan is also survived by many nieces and nephews and several grandnieces and grandnephews.

Service Information: Mr. Sheehan was buried at Swampscott Cemetery on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 after a ceremony that honored his military service.

At the family’s request, donations in his memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements were under the direction of SOLIMINE, LANDERGAN AND RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME, 426 Broadway (Rte 129) Lynn.