Stacey Clingan Obituary, Death – Stacey Porrini Clingan, age 42, a resident of Bristol, Connecticut, lost her valiant battle with breast cancer at UConn Hospital on the morning of Monday. She fought the disease for a very long time. The daughter of John and Deborah (Centoni) Porrini, she was born on December 1st, 1975 at Bristol Hospital. Her parents are John and Deborah. Stacey received her high school diploma from Bristol Central in 1993 and her college degree from the University of Maine in 1997. Stacey attended services at Saint Anthony’s Church with the utmost regularity. On July 20, 2000, she tied the knot with William Clingan in Bristol, Connecticut.

Stacey spent almost 20 years as a teacher in Bristol, primarily at the Ellen P. Hubbel School but also at the Greene Hills School. She was only absent from school for a brief period of time throughout her fight before being admitted to the hospital. She persisted to do her report cards from her hospital bed despite the fact that she was sick because “she knew her kids best.” Stacey is survived by her husband William Clingan, her cherished children Donovan and Olivia, as well as her furbaby Reece; her parents, John “Butch” and Debbie Porrini; sister and brother-in-law: Jill and Jordan Tuttle; brother and sister-in-love:

Christopher and Kate (Spriegel) and fur-nephews Cabo and Union; in-laws: MaryBeth and Gus Gonzales, Kevin Gonzales, Her paternal grandparents, Big Jim Centoni and Glenna Centoni, Gerald Daniels and Mary Daniels, and John Porrini and Theresa Porrini, all passed away before her. There are a lot of people who think that Stacey has always been an angel on earth. She was liked by so many and touched the lives of her students as well as their parents. Stacey filled her spare time with activities such as reading, baking, cooking, visiting country music concerts, and watching her favorite soap operas. She also enjoyed watching her children compete in sports.

One of Stacey’s favorite things to do was open her home to her extended family and close friends; she had a constant stream of visitors. Up until her last breaths, she always made sure everyone around her was taken care of and comfortable. Stacey’s years of hard work and dedication were acknowledged by the Bristol Sports Hall of Fame and the Bristol Tramps, in addition to receiving nominations for Teacher of the Year. Stacey was inducted into both of these organizations. When Stacey passed away, she was surrounded by her family and the people who were closest to her.