Condolence & Memory Journal


Mr. Clark was my English teacher in 1978. Here was such a great guy. He knew how to reach his students with his humor, wit, kindness and understanding. Even though his class was on the 3rd floor I would run up those stairs hoping not to miss anything. Jim always had a smile to share or time to give. Kinda like Mr. Kotter on the TV show, Welcome back Mr. Kotter. You will be missed, always loved and most of all remembered.
With love,Mary Gallagher Sisinni

Posted by Mary Sisinni - Melville, NY - Student   October 31, 2019

Dear Jim,
so very sad to hear of your passing. I have fond memories of you, your dad, mom and sister, when I worked at the Stoughton Co-operative Bank!
May you rest in the sweetest peace, you sure deserve it.
Sending my best to your family and the many friends you have.

Posted by Maria Vargas - Faial Island - Azores - Friend   October 10, 2019

I will always remember what Jim did for my daughter after her car accident. I have known Jim since high school and into our senior years. I always had a crush on him. Love you Jim. I will miss you!

Posted by Pat Stanton - STOUGHTON, MA - Family Friend   October 09, 2019

Mr.Clark was a teacher who treated the students with the utmost respect and drew the very best from each one. For our family he guided, counciled, cajoled and filled them with confidence to improve. There are no greater words than to say thank you.
The Landrys

Posted by Linda Landry - Stoughton, MA - Acquaintance   October 08, 2019

I was saddened to hear of his death. His smile and dry wit will be remembered

Posted by Charlotte Hinds-Manick - Taunton, MA - Coworker   October 07, 2019

Jim was one of the first high school teachers that I became acquainted with when I first came to Stoughton three decades ago. I value and appreciate the many conversations we had over the years. He was a learned man who shared his knowledge, insights, humor, and wisdom with others. Whether it was a discussion relating to literature, history, politics, sports, current events, or the art of teaching, I always came away from each conversation with another book to read or movie to watch upon Jim's recommendation. I will surely miss those conversations. Rest peacefully, Jim.

Posted by John Gunning - Easton, MA - Coworker   October 07, 2019

Jim was a wonderful teacher, colleague and friend. I will remember his smile and the twinkle of mischief in his eyes. Rest in peace.

Posted by Lynne Jardin - Stoughton, MA - Family   October 07, 2019

I never had Mr. Clark at SHS but I was well aware of who he was from those who had him.However,I got to know Jim quite well from seeing him around town and the last few years talking to him at the gym.We would talk about happenings around town and growing up in Stoughton and going to SHS.Even though I never had him as a teacher I learned so much from him from our lengthy talks.Thankyou Jim and may you forever rest in peace.God Bless you always.

Posted by John DiStefano - Stoughton, MA - Friend   October 07, 2019

I'm saddened to hear of Mr. Clark's passing. Or, as my grandfather Pete McGarvey, a contemporary of Roy's called him, "Little Jimmy Clark." He was an outstanding teacher and friend.

Posted by Lorri Devlin - Cotuit, MA - Coworker   October 07, 2019

The most amazing Class Advisor and a wonderful mentor to the SHS Class of "73". Truly a memorable educator whose thoughts and deeds have provided wisdom and guidance over the years. Bob & Stephanie Spencer

Posted by Robert Spencer - Easton, MA - Student   October 07, 2019

Mr. Clark was one of my favorite teachers at SHS. Clark Marks, Clark Sharks, tea parties with real china and Milano cookies, performing plays, learning vocabulary words... I remember it all. He will be missed!!

Posted by Janine Smedile (Barry) - Walpole, MA - Student   October 07, 2019

I couldn't have asked for better neighbors than Jim and his parents Roy and Betty. He'll be missed more than he knew. Always happy to lend a hand or a bit of advice. We will both miss those long chats at the gym about anything and everything. So kind when our children were little he'd always bring them Christmas presents, right up through when they needed recommendations for college applications. We'll miss you Jim.

Posted by Deb Molloy - Stoughton, MA - Neighbor   October 07, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with Jim in the English Department at SHS. I learned so much from him in my first few years of teaching, and he was always willing to teach...a surprise to no one who knew him. Rest in peace Mr. Clark.

Posted by Matthew Colantonio - Quincy, MA - Coworker   October 07, 2019

Unfortunately I am in Ireland so I regret that I cannot attend Jim's Memorial service. Iris with MUCH sadness that I send my condolences for my friend and former colleague. Jim was a vibrant member of not only the SHS English department but also of the entire SHS staff and STA community. He has left us much too soon, but I can imagine the laughs that he is sharing with Dan Davis and Frank Coen!
With fondest memories and deepest sympathy,
Judy Hamilton

Posted by Judy Hamilton - Walpole, MA - Coworker   October 07, 2019

I had Mr. Clark for home room ( A 4th. ). Great guy, always pleasant & joking with the students.Saw him again many years later , & called him Mr. Clark . He jokingly told me that I was out of school now , & I could call him Jim . Very sad to hear this news. May he Rest In Peace .

Posted by Jeannie Paciocco ( Melito ) Class of 1975 - Mashpee, MA   October 06, 2019

I am So Sorry for his Loss. My Condolences to Family and Friend's. He was a wonderful teacher with a Great personality and Cared for his students. He will be Greatly missed.

Posted by Judy (Hoefer) Renko - Pompano Beach, FL - Student   October 06, 2019


A true gentleman. Rest In Peace Mr. Clark.

Posted by Joe Mokrisky - Stoughton, MA - Acquaintance   October 06, 2019

RIP, Jim

Posted by Cathy McCarthy - Jamaica Plain, MA - Coworker   October 06, 2019


So sorry to hear this.He was one of my favorite teachers. He will be missed.Sending my thoughts and prayers to all.❤

Posted by Maura Crowley - Stoughton, MA - Friend   October 06, 2019

Once a Knight always a Knight. It was an honor to be a fellow teacher with you at Stoughton High School. STEVE WOODRUFF.

Posted by STEVE WOODRUFF - STOUGHTON, MA - Friend   October 06, 2019


You will be dearly missed, my friend, not only by family, friends, and colleagues, but also by the hundreds of students whose lives you touched in your dedicated career. I will miss our monthly chats at breakfast and your long time friendship. Be at peace with God.

Posted by Paul Monti - RAYNHAM, MA - Friend   October 06, 2019

A dedicated teacher and coach who who often enlivened the B3rd teachers room with his pithy comments...

Posted by Jim Gormley - Norwood, MA - Coworker   October 06, 2019

An educator who sparked my love of literature, a colleague, a friend...Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, well, Jim.

Posted by Ken Kalen - Whitman, MA - Friend   October 06, 2019

Jim was a great guy. So enjoyed spending time with him at our last class reunion. Rest In Peace my friend.

Posted by Carol Stewart Taylor - Bernardston, MA - Classmate   October 06, 2019