Clifton R. McGlory Jr., 79

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Westborough – Clifton R. McGlory Jr.,79, a loving husband, father and grandfather, died Tuesday June 7, 2011 at the UMass/Memorial Healthcare – University Hospital after being stricken ill at home.

He was the loving husband to Evelyn M. (Incorvati) McGlory for 55 years and a dedicated father of Clifton R. McGlory III and his wife, Barbara, of Shrewsbury; Susanne McGlory of Westborough; and Robert A. McGlory and his wife, Beth, of Shrewsbury. He was also adored by his grandchildren, Emilee, Garrett, Christopher and Alyssa McGlory. The family will miss his hearty laugh and welcoming smile; he was truly the light of the family. He was predeceased by his brother, Harold McGlory.

Born in Worcester, the son of the late Clifton and Marion (Spates) McGlory, he was educated in Westborough Schools and was a graduate of Worcester Junior College. During the Korean Conflict, he served with the United States Marine Corps, attaining the rank of Corporal. Following his years of service, he was employed for many years at Bay State Abrasives before retiring as a foreman.

Mr. McGlory was an avid golfer and was a founding member of the Westborough Country Club Charitable Corporation. He was very involved in his grandchildren's activities, was a former Youth Baseball Coach, and an enthusiastic Boston sports fan.

A funeral service, with military honors, will be held Friday June 10, at 10 a.m., in the Rand-Harper-Pickering Westborough Funeral Home, 62 West Main St., Westborough. Private burial will take place in Pine Grove Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are Thursday June 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Westborough Fire/Ambulance Gift Fund, 42 Milk St., Westborough, MA 01581. For online condolences, please visit www.westboroughfuneralhome.com.