Arthur H. Clemons, 91, formerly of Shrewsbury


Arthur H. ClemonsAuburn – Arthur Hardy “Art” Clemons, 91, of Auburn and formerly of Shrewsbury, passed away on Friday, May 24, 2024 in the comfort of his home, with his loving family at his side. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 47 years, Shirley L. (Blackman) Clemons, who passed in 2013.

Art leaves his brother, Edward Clemons; a niece and two nephews, Mark Clemons, Amy D’Avia, David Clemons, their spouses, Susan Remkiewicz, David D’Avia, and Tara Clemons; four grandnieces and a grandnephew, Andrew, Vanessa, Heather, Allison, and Jessica; his adopted family, Eris, Deb, Katie, Krystal, Shamrock, and Owen Barrera; and his caretaker/guardian angel, James Wright.

Art was born in Burlington, Vermont, son of the late Albert Russell Clemons and Esther Ruth (Bingham). After graduating high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served his country proudly during the Korean Conflict. Art was honorably discharged in 1954, and upon returning home, attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute where he received a certificate in Business Administration.

Art bought the family business, Shrewsbury Machine Co., from his family which he then owned and operated for many years.

In his free time, he could be found golfing, sailing the waters of Cape Cod, and racing his sunfish (for which he always won a trophy!). Art was an avid Boston sports fan and loved cheering on the Red Sox and Celtics.

He loved spending time with his multitude of longtime friends at the Cape in the summer months, and wintering with Shirley in Siesta Key, Florida.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Greendale People’s Church, 25 Francis Street, Worcester, MA 01606 (

Relatives and friends are invited to gather for Art’s memorial service, which will be held at 11AM on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at the Greendale People’s Church. A graveside service will precede the memorial and will be held at 9:30AM in Section 8 of Rural Cemetery, 11 Cordaville Road, Southborough, where military honors will be rendered.

The Britton-Wallace Funeral Home is honored to be assisting with arrangements.

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