In Memory of





Obituary for Clarence Clifford McGregor Sr.

Pastor Clarence Clifford Mcgregor was born in raleigh, north carolina on october 14th, 1947, to the late Pastor Helen Mcgregor (jones) and the late Clarence McGregor. He was the oldest of 9 children. As a young child clarence spent some time in church with his family. He loved playing sports and later gained a love for music. He had a record collection and played basketball in school.

In his teenage years, clarence left north carolina with his family to move to connecticut, where he continued his education in the connecticut school system. Around the age of 15, he moved to boston, ma where he later further his education. While in boston he became his own man, working various jobs including the mbta and the dorchester hardware store.

As a young man clarence fathered 5 children; 3 with ex-wife maggie mcgregor and 2 with the late brenda avent.

In 1991, clarence married robin smith-mcgregor and together they raised 4 children. During their 32 year union, he established his own business, “mcgregor and son’s. He used his business to employ several friends and family members. He was great with his hands and enjoyed fixing things, so he was always willing to lend a hand to others. He spent some time as an active member on a bowling team and enjoyed traveling with his wife robin, his children, and grandchildren.

Clarence gave his life to the lord and later joined starlight ministries. He had a helping heart and a giving spirit. For many years he opened his home for weekly bible study to others. He used his voice to minister to anyone that would listen, including the homeless community for many years. He worked at the emmanuel gospel center and became the assistant pastor of south end neighborhood church, where he retired after serving 25 years.

He was a proud father of 9 and very involved grandfather to many. He loved spending time with family and friends, fishing, his yearly fish fry’s, road trips down south, and church outings. Clarence loved to socialize, joke, laugh and eat a good meal. He would counsel and minister anyone who came across his path. He would take the shirt off his back for anyone in need. Clarence was a devoted christian and great friend. All that knew him were fortunate to experience his love.

He leaves to cherish his loving memory his loving wife; robin smith-mcgregor, children; steven (louie) mcgregor; anthony mcgregor, theresa (camron) luster of virginia; craig smith, chanell smith, clorissa mcgregor, god-son; sean cook, siblings; mary kilgoe of virginia, william (gayle) mcgregor; james (grace) dupre of north carolina; larry (diane) patterson of maryland; melissa (elwood) gatlin; stephen (zoe) willis of new hampshire; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family, and friends. Preceded in death: father; clarence mcgregor, mother; pastor helen mcgregor, sons; clarence a. Mcgregor, melvin c. Mcgregor, and daughter; tawana mays, siblings; harry patterson and marie mcgregor.

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