U.S. Army Retired SFC, Barbara Clement, 64 died on Thursday Sept. 1, 2016 after sustaining injuries from a horrific accident in Milford while doing something she loved, serving her community as a Constable. Many of us knew her as "Sarge" Barbara, was born in 1951, graduated from Milford High School in 1969 and attended a Jr. College. She later became a Sergeant in the U.S. Army National Guard and served proudly for 33 years. She was a member of the VFW in Medway and a member of both the ITAM Veterans Post, Milford and the American Legion Post, Medway. She will be most remembered for serving on many committees including Milford's own Bi-Centennial Committee in 1976. She would always lend a helping hand to those in need and will never be forgotten for her heroic efforts during the debilitating Blizzard of 1978. She was an honored and outstanding citizen, most recently she was elected as the first female Constable in the town of Milford and served as a reserve Deputy Sherriff for the Worcester County since 1978.
Barbara was the cherished daughter of her devoted late parents James and Rose (Tessicini) Clement. She was the sister in law of the late Ellen Clement. She will be forever loved by those she left behind. She is survived by two brothers James M. Clement, Jr of Hopedale and Arthur D. Clement and his wife Carol Clement both of Phoenix AZ; one niece and five nephews Scott D. Clement and his wife Virginia Clement of Woburn and their children, Michael T. Clement of Milford, Sherry A. Clement of Hopedale and her children, Steven P. Clement of Bellingham and his children, Shawn K. Clement of Canyon County, CA and Shannon J. Clement and his wife Amy Clement of Whitinsville and their children; as well as many loyal and dear family members and friends including Nancy Koshivas and her family. She will truly be missed by the many whose lives she touched, as she couldn't have been more proud to serve.
Visiting hours will be Thursday Sept. 8, 2016 from 5 – 9 PM in the BUMA-SARGEANT FUNERAL HOME, 42 Congress St., Milford.
Funeral services, with full military honors, will be held Friday Sept. 9, 2016 at 9 AM from the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Mary's Church, 19 Winter St., Milford.
Burial will follow in Hopedale Village Cemetery, Rte. 16, Hopedale.
In lieu of flowers, a contribution can be made to the Milford Humane Society, P.O. Box 171, Medway, MA 02053 or to the Milford Food Pantry, 21 Exchange St., Milford, MA 01757 in the name of Barbara Clement.