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Jesse M. Clemons

Jesse Morton Clemons, age 85, of Shelton, CT. entered into rest on Saturday November 3, 2018, in Yale New Haven Hospital with his loving family by his side.  He was the devoted husband of 46 years to the late Katherine Joene Cotter Clemons. Mr. Clemons was born in Van Buren Township, MO on December 30, 1932 son of the late John Ancel and Ruby Fern Metheny Clemons, and was a resident of the Lordship Section of Stratford, CT. for many years until moving to Shelton 2 years ago with his daughter who lovingly took care of him.  He was a Veteran of the US Coast Guard during the Korean War.

Mr. Clemons was a design engineer for 24 years being employed at Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky Aircraft before his retirement.

He was a member of American Engineering Association, American Management Association, and National Society of Professional Engineers.

He was the beloved father of Lorina Kay Alterio and her companion Robert Albert, and the late Brian Douglas Clemons.  He was the cherished grandfather of Michael Alterio and his wife Erica, and Mark Alterio, and also leaves many nieces and nephews He was predeceased by his 2 brothers, John Thomas Clemons and Joe William Clemons and his 2 sisters,  Mary Luella Alonzo and Dora Ruth Freyermuth. Jesse’s family would like to thank VNS for their excellent care.

Funeral Services for Jesse Morton Clemons will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 12, 2018 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, with Rev. Kent Deubner officiating. Casket Bearers will be Craig Cotter, Bruce Purtle, Dennis Cotter, Bill McConville, Daniel Purtle and Joe Clemons. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Full Military Honors provided by the United States Coast Guard and V.F.W. Post #3118 Honor Guard of Pleasant Hill, Missouri

The family of Jesse Morton Clemons will receive friends from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., Sunday, November 11, 2018 at the Wallace Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, ℅ Norwalk office at 38 Richards Ave. Norwalk, CT 06854-2318 or


1 Comment

  • Cheryl J Skinner,Military Veterans Museum Posted November 8, 2018 5:40 am

    May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
    May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

    May your memories of Jesse M. Clemons, give you peace, comfort and strength…

    Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
    I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
    My thoughts
    and prayers to the family of ….

    US Coast Guard Veteran, Jesse M. Clemons, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

    † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

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