May 15, 2021

Priscilla D. Clark


Priscilla D. Clark, 90, owner and manager of the Hidden Hollow Country Club in Rehoboth, Massachusetts and wife to the late William B. Clark, passed away in her home on December 8, 2020 with her devoted daughter Priscilla J. Clark at her side. She is also survived by her sister Sylvia (Duarte) Janes, her brother-in-law Charles D. (Ted) Janes of East Providence, and her nephew Kevin Pariseau, his wife Pamela, and their son Nicolas of Nyack, NY. She was predeceased by her son Russell W. Phillips in 1978. Priscilla had been married twice, first to the late Russell S. Phillips and then to Bill Clark, who built what became HHCC in the 1960s. After Bill suffered a debilitating disease in 1972, she began a true labor of love successfully running the day-to-day operation of the golf course, with her daughter’s assistance in recent years. Priscilla was born in Providence in 1930 to the late Joseph S. and Rose (Cardoza) Duarte and was a 1948 graduate of East Providence High School. Priscilla loved visits from her family (especially summer golf outings from Nicolas) and spent many evenings going to concerts and theater, in the 1970s at “The Tent” in Warwick with her sister and more recently at PPAC with her daughter. She was a seasoned fan of both the Boston Red Sox (attending a World Series game in 2007) and the New England Patriots, rooting for Tom Brady from her favorite living room easy chair. She began each day with a donut and cup of tea and until March, 2019 had not seen a doctor for nearly 50 years. Priscilla donated generously to the American Heart Association and American Cancer Society, and she crocheted and knitted avidly, donating many of her afghans and scarves to charity for auction. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the RISPCA in her faithful grand-dog Bubba’s name. (RISPCA, 186 Amaral Street, Riverside, RI 02915) Abiding by her wishes, arrangements by the Perry-McStay Funeral Home were private.


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