Connor M. Clancy

July 19th, 1985March 23rd, 2015

Connor Michael Clancy, 29, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 23, 2015 in Boulder, Colorado. Connor was born on July 19, 1985 in Montreal, Quebec to adoring parents Timothy & Jennifer Clancy of Barlow St., Saint Albans, VT.

Connor attended Williston Central School, St. Albans City School, and Bellows Free Academy. Connor completed his senior year at The King George School in Sutton, VT, graduating valedictorian of the class of 2003.  Connor attended the University of Vermont, Naropa University, and the University of Colorado – Boulder.

As a youth, Connor participated in many sports activities including swimming, skiing, soccer, little league baseball, Steelers football, and Phantoms lacrosse. He played on both the football and lacrosse teams during his three years at BFA. He was a member of the St. Albans City School Band and Bellows Free Academy Band, where he played the saxophone. Connor discovered his true passion for the outdoors during his senior year at the King George School, where he was exposed to a variety of outdoor activities including mountaineering, rock climbing, ice climbing, and white water kayaking.  

In his adult years, Connor moved to the West, living in different parts of Utah and Colorado. During his time in Utah, Connor worked for Wilderness Quest, helping teens and young adults overcome addiction. In Colorado, he worked for years in fire mitigation, helping sustain the forests in which he lived and played. Connor’s true passion was rock climbing, something he encouraged any and every one to try, personally leading and mentoring those who accepted the challenge.

Connor’s love and appreciation of nature allowed him to experience many great pastimes. Scuba diving in the Cayman Islands and the Great Barrier Reef, skiing at Jay Peak and in the Rockies, backpacking and rock climbing in Utah and Colorado, and climbing Colorado’s “Fourteeners” are all memories that those closest to Connor will forever cherish.

Connor leaves his devoted parents, Tim & Jen Clancy of St. Albans, his loving sister Eileen Volquez and her husband Romny Volquez of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and many caring aunts, uncles, cousins and friends around the country. Connor was most excited and looking forward to welcoming his first niece this spring.



Celebrations of Connor’s life will take place in VT and CO this summer.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Connor can be made to The Sharmafund, P.O. Box 1027, Bishop, CA 93515-1027 (  Please make checks payable to “SEE”, noting “The Sharmafund” on the memo line, and in memory of Connor Clancy.  Connor’s passion for climbing is reflected in the Sharma fund video at  Condolences may be left at the Darrell Howe Mortuary website at









“The flame that burns Twice as bright burns half as long.” ― Lao Tzu, Te Tao Ching. You will be dearly missed my friend. See you in the Cosmos...
Jen, My deepest sympathies and condolences on the loss of your son Connor. My heart and thoughts go out to you and your family at this difficult time.
Conner and my son Gabe hiked the entire Colorado trail of 500 miles in 32 days. He was bright and strong then. I'm deeply saddened by his loss. Jerry
I never met you Connor, but I followed your adventures from the proud, loving eyes of your mother. Godspeed young Connor.
Connor was a very bright and pleasant young man. I always enjoyed seeing him and talking with him. He was one of the best read kids I have ever met. Spiritual and in tune with nature and the world around him. I hope that his soul finds peace soaring through the universe.
Dearest Jen, Tim and Eileen, Sending you loving comfort during this very sad time of loss for you all. Connor was a beautiful boy with an infectious sense of humor. We know this time moving forward will bring unfathomable experiences of grief and simultaneous wonder, when you connect with Connor. He will send you signs. Keep the memories alive and know the depth of your grief is mirrored by your great love, so deep, for your beloved son. Take care and you know how to reach us if you need anything. With wrapped hugs and comforting love for you all. Love, Loli and Roger berard
Connor was a great friend who left us far too soon. I will never forget him and all the memorable moments we shared on rock faces, mountains and beyond. May he rest in peace and live inside all who were fortunate to know him. Much love and my sincerest sympathies to all, Sam
Connor was special. I will always remember all our deep spiritual conversations before and after doing a Reiki session on him. He had a love for nature and was fearless to climb mountains! There was no other "Connor" like him. I will sorely miss him. Today I came across a blend of tea he made for me that he called, "Buddhist tea". It made me stop in my tracks and think of him...a few hours later I heard of his passing. There are no coincidences. I think I will have some of that tea in honor of him. R.I.P And many blessings to his family and all who had the gift of knowing him. ~Ms. Michele
We have fond memories of Connor's friendly manner and enthusiasm for life. So sorry for your loss and we are keeping you all in our prayers.
My heartfelt condolences. Connor touched many lives and will be deeply missed. May the God of all comfort be with his family and friends. You're never alone in your grief, God promises at Isaiah 41:10 "Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be anxious, for I am your God. I will fortify you, yes, I will help you, I will really hold on to you with my right hand of righteousness.’" I'm sorry for your loss.
Jennifer, Timothy, and Eileen, My deepest sympathy on your loss. I have very fond memories of Connor as a red headed, freckled face kindergartner at Williston Central School playing with my son, Michael O'Sullivan. The two of them always had a mischievous smile and were up to something. Michael was sad to lose a good friend when your family moved away. It sounds like Connor continued to make quite an impression in his young life. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I will make a donation to the Sharmafund in his memory. Arlene Sorgen
Connor was one of the few friends in my life that said something and meant it. There was nothing fake about him, and I will always remember the deep conversations about life on top of mountains and camping along the many trails of the peak to peak highway. I know you will find peace in the next life my friend, and I will be praying for you.
Please accept our sincerest condolences for your great loss. May you find comfort during this difficult time knowing that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Lisa and John Hango
I am deeply saddened by the news of Connor’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of Connor. May God bless you with peace and love during this difficult time. We are keeping you all in our prayers. Sincerely, John and Karla Newton
Alan and I are so sorry for your tremendous loss. Our condolences.
Dear Jen and Tim, There really do not seem to be enough words to say how very sorry we were to learn of Connor's passing from reading his obituary in the BFP. Although it has been over 20 years since last seeing Connor, our memories of our time at Allen Brook remain strong. We recall how much the kids really loved to play in the common area there, and so it seems that all of these years later Connor was still embracing and passionate about the outdoors. What adventures he had... Please know that we will be continuing to think of you and to hope for your cherished memories of Connor to sustain you in the days ahead. With our deepest sumpathy to you, The Burkes
Dear Jen and Tim: We just learned of the passing of Connor from Mike McGuire. Our hearts, sadness, sorrow and prayers go out to you and your entire family. It is our faith that there is a life force and that all of us pass from this world in which there can be so much pain and suffering to a place of light and peace. Wish Deepest Sympathy. Joyce and Jim Malley