Castleknock College Union

Michael Clinton, class '62

In Memoriam

Mar 15, 2017
Michael Clinton, class '62 -

Michael Clinton, 1962 Latin Gold Medal

The Union was saddened to hear of the passing of Michael Clinton, class '62

The death has occurred of Michael CLINTON
Glenaleamy, Silversprings, Clonmel, Tipperary

Surrounded by his loving family. Michael, beloved husband of Helen (Moran) and great dad to Simon and Gail (Killeen). Michael will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Ben, Kate, Tom and Ollie, daughter-in-law Roberta and son-in-law Maurice, brothers Pat and the late Peter, sisters Julie, Mary and Evanna, extended family and friends.

Michael will be reposing at his home this Friday evening from 4 o'clock to 7 o'clock, with removal on Saturday morning to St. John the Baptist Church, Powerstown for Requiem Mass on arrival at 11 o'clock. Funeral thereafter to St. Patrick's Cemetery. House private on Saturday morning please. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to South Tipperary Home Care Team.

Date Published: Thursday 16th March 2017                          Date of Death: Wednesday 15th March 2017

Michael came to us as the eldest of two brothers from Clonmel, ahead of the late Peter, class '66. He had already completed his intermediate certificate so was only with us for the last two years, but still made his mark, especially so academically - he won the Latin Gold Medal in 1962 and also features prominently in the Debating Society notes of the period.

Surprisingly there is no mention of the tennis which was to feature so prominently in later life as The Nationalist reports -

The death has taken place of prominent Clonmel businessman Michael Clinton.

Mr Clinton, Glenaleamy, Silversprings, was a chartered accountant and a director of Clintons of Parnell Street, one of the top ladies and gents drapery shops in the south east. The business was founded in 1915 by Mr Clinton's grandfather, James Clinton, as a tailoring business and developed into a high quality general retain drapery outlet.

The late Mr Clinton was a highly regarded figure in the community and will be sadly missed.

A keen sportsman, he was closely associated with Hillview Sports club where he was an outstanding tennis player as well as being a club officer for many years. His wife Helen is a former president of the Irish Lawn Tennis Association (now Tennis Ireland).

He is survived by his wife Helen, son Simon, daughter Gail (Killeen). grandchildren Ben, Kate, Tom and Ollie, daughter-in-law Roberta, son-in-law Maurice, brothers Pat and the late Peter, sisters Julie, Mary and Evanna, and extended family and friends.

To the wider Clinton family, we extend our deepest sympathies.

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