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Clementine M. "Clemy" (Van Huychem) McDermott

January 26, 1926 ~ June 19, 2017 (age 91)

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A Funeral Mass for Clementine M. “Clemy” (Van Huychem) McDermott, will be celebrated on Friday June 23, 2017 at 9 am, in the Church of Saint Patrick, Watertown.


A daughter of the late Joseph and Leonie (Van Dist) Van Huychem.  Passed away in her home on Monday evening after a period of declining health.  She was 91. 


Clemy was born and schooled in Belgium. She met her late husband Henry during WW II. She came to the United States in 1946.  She was the owner of   Clemy’s Knit & Yarn Shop in Watertown, Sq. for 18 years.  She also was a teller for BayBank in Watertown Square for 15 years.


She was the beloved wife of the late Henry McDermott.  Clemy is survived by her “second” family Michael & Kacy D’Amico and children Michael, Daniel, Matthew & Anthony. Dear sister of the late Alice Van Huychem, Louise Van Huychem, Alphonse Van Huychem, Everist Van Huychem, Franz Van Huychem and Jean Van Huychem.  Clemy was the caring aunt of Robert Averill of Falmouth, Beverly Gelzinis of Mansfield, the late Warren Averill of Milton, and the late Victor Averill of Ocala, Florida. She was blessed with 15 great nieces and great nephews on the McDermott side along with 2 great nieces and 1 great nephew in Belgium. Clemy leaves behind 20 great-great nieces and nephews, many of them have found memories of visiting Clemy and loved to hear her speak in French to them.


Funeral from the MacDonald, Rockwell & MacDonald Funeral Home at 270 Main St. Watertown on Friday June 23rd, at 8:00 AM, followed by Funeral Mass in the Church of St. Patrick, 212 Main St., Watertown at 9:00 AM. Relatives and friends kindly invited.


Visiting hours Thursday from 5-7 PM.


Interment St. Patrick Cemetery. 

 Service Information

June 22, 2017

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
MacDonald Rockwell MacDonald Funeral Home
270 Main St.
Watertown, MA 02472

Funeral Mass
June 23, 2017

9:00 AM
Church of Saint Patrick
212 Main Street
Watertown, MA 02472

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