Clyde W. Tripp, 89

Oct 15, 2020

Clyde W. Tripp, 89, of Plymouth passed away on Oct. 13, 2020 unexpectedly after a brief illness with his loving wife of 40 years and his family by his side.  

He was born on Feb. 2, 1931, to the late Irving L. and Marjory (Cook) Tripp. He lived for the first half of his life in Onset, being raised by his grandparents, William and Min Cook.

While attending Wareham and New Bedford Voke, he spent much of his spare time fishing and learning the ropes at the Onset Fire Station and working on the Brush breaker at Shawme Crowell State Forest.
In 1950, he joined the U.S. Army, and served with the 11th Airborne Division 511th PLR.  

In 1946, he was appointed a Substitute on the Onset Fire Department under Chief Clayton W. Bishop and served until he became a Captain on Engine 2. He returned to work for the state, serving as a patrolman for the Upper Cape. He became District Fire Warden of Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket County until his retirement in 1989. He also served as an EPO in hunting season.

He loved hunting, saltwater fishing, ice fishing, shell fishing, and building boats.

Clyde was a life member of the Wareham -New Bedford Lodge of Elks #93, the DAV, 11th Airborne Association, and the 511th Airborne Association.

In later years, Clyde enjoyed traveling with his wife and family and spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

Survivors include his beloved wife, Donna L. (Cody) Tripp; a daughter, Lori Ann Moran and her husband James; granddaughter, Elizabeth; great grandchildren, Yasmin and James Moran; children, William Tripp, Marjory Rakoski, Amy Tripp, Gregory Mondillo and his wife Karen, Cathy Fisher and her husband Ronald, Lori Fisher and her husband Wayne and grandchildren, Tara, Jessica, Patrick, Michael and Katelynn; great grandchildren, Corey II, Mikey, Aeliana, Riley, and Taysia. 

He will be sorely missed.

His memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham. To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, visit: