Steven Clow

February 26, 1956 ~ December 14, 2023 (age 67) 67 Years Old
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WALLINGFORD - Steven Clow, 67, passed peacefully into eternal rest on December 14, 2023 at his home in Wallingford, Connecticut surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Diane (Bates) Clow, father of Chelsea (Clow) Wells and Casee Clow, and grandfather of Norah Grace Wells.

Steve was born on February 26, 1956 in Springfield, Massachusetts to the late Robert and Florence (Pizzimenti) Clow. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a B.A. in Chemistry and pursued a career in manufacturing, progressing into executive leadership roles at the height of his 49-year career.

In 1980 he met Diane, daughter of Carlton and Merium (Murphy) Bates, and they were married three years later. His devotion to life as a husband continued for the 40 years of their marriage and his eternal love for his wife remains a lasting part of his legacy, matched only by his commitment as a loving and protective father. Steve and Diane welcomed their daughters Chelsea in 1986 and Casee in 1988. Steve tirelessly supported the many dreams of his daughters and was honored to walk Chelsea down the aisle in 2019 when she married Mitchel Wells. He celebrated the birth of his first grandchild, Norah Grace Wells, in the spring of 2023.

In 1996 Steve was first diagnosed with Hürthle cell thyroid carcinoma, a rare form of thyroid cancer. In 2017, it was discovered that the cancer had metastasized, beginning a six-year battle which Steve fought with remarkable determination. Despite a 2020 chemotherapy-induced stroke and other life-altering side effects, he amazed his family and his care team by remaining positive and showing the resilience of spirit that he carried throughout his life.

Steve occasionally traveled for his work and enjoyed exploring the cultures and sites of different countries, including Germany, England, Turkey, Switzerland, France, and Holland, among others. He remarked upon the majesty of Istanbul's Grand Bazaar, the beauty of the gardens at the Palace of Versailles, and the profound grace of the Notre-Dame de Paris. Though his favorite place was with his family, the one other location he loved was his beloved Fenway Park.

A lifelong sports fan, Steve followed all his favorite Boston teams, most notably the Red Sox. From a very young age he found great enjoyment in following the Red Sox and he admired his favorite player, Carl Yastrzemski. For those who had the pleasure of visiting Steve in his home, he would regale them with stories of Yastrzemski's final game, Carlton Fisk's 1975 World Series walk-off home run, and other favorite moments drawn from his prized collection of memorabilia.

Steve had a deep love of music. He was a longtime fan of classic blues singer-songwriter Bonnie Raitt and rock legends like Jackson Browne and Bob Seger. Steve also favored local Connecticut singer-songwriter Brian Dolzani, whose songs became an integral source of comfort in his final years. Steve's family wishes to thank music therapist Samuel Donovan, who provided Steve with renditions of his favorite songs and lifted his spirits during his time in home hospice care. They express their gratitude to his care team and supporters for the impact they had on his final years.

Steve is survived by his loving family: devoted wife Diane, daughter Chelsea and her husband Mitchel, daughter Casee and her partner Jonathan, and cherished granddaughter Norah Grace. He is also survived by his sisters, Linda Hills and June Finn (husband, Michael), his brother David Yakum (wife, Cathie), and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brother-in-law Edward Hills.

With Steve's wish of giving back and supporting the brave children who battle with cancer every day, the family asks that in lieu of flowers memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital by going to

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in his honor at 10am on Thursday, December 28, 2023, at St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church, 1590 Main Street Pleasant Valley, NY 12569. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. Those who wish to attend Mass are asked to gather directly at the church in New York. The B.C. Bailey Funeral Home of Wallingford, CT has been entrusted with arrangements.  To leave a message of remembrance for the family please visit:

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Funeral Mass
December 28, 2023

10:00 AM
St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church (New York)
1590 Main Street
Pleasant Valley, NY 12569


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