One of the most dominant post players in University of Maine women’s basketball program history died Tuesday morning after a long battle with cancer.
Stacey Porrini Clingan, 42, passed away due to complications caused by breast cancer. Porrini Clingan played for UMaine from 1993 through 1997, and is fifth all-time in program history with 929 rebounds.
During her career, she also averaged 9.6 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. Maine made three NCAA Tournament appearances during her tenure, beginning its ascension through the ranks of mid-major women’s basketball.
Stacey is was inducted into the Bristol Sports Hall of Fame in 2016. Our deepest sympathy goes out to Stacey’s family.
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Stacey Porrini Clingan 42 of Bristol CT passed away upon sunrise on Monday March 27 2018 at UConn Hospital after a long courageous battle with breast cancer. She was born December 1 1975 at Bristol Hospital the daughter of John and Deborah (Centoni) Porrini. Stacey graduated from Bristol Central High School in 1993 and from the University of Maine in 1997. Stacey was a devout member of Saint Anthony’s Church. She married William Clingan in Bristol CT on July 20 2000. Stacey taught for almost 20 years in Bristol at both Ellen P. Hubbel and Greene Hills Schools. She missed minimal time from school throughout her battle until she was hospitalized. Even then she continued to complete her report cards from her hospital bed because “she knew her kids best”. Stacey is survived by her husband William Clingan her beloved children: Donovan and Olivia and furbaby Reece; 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 Bob Clingan and Amanda Hess; aunts and uncles: JoAnn and Bob Calcinari Rickey Centoni and Gail Sullivan Jerry and Maggie Daniels Michael Daniels Suzanne and Ron Kitts and “Auntie” Cindy Scarpati as well as many nephews nieces and cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandparents: Big Jim and Glenna Centoni Gerald and Mary Daniels and John and Theresa Porrini. Many would agree that Stacey was already an angel on earth. She was loved by so many and touched the lives of her students as well as their parents. In her spare time Stacey enjoyed watching her children thrive in sports attending country music concerts cooking baking watching her soaps and reading. One of Stacey’s favorite things was hosting family and friends her door was always revolving. 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 recognized through inductions into the Bristol Sports Hall of Fame and the Bristol Tramps as well as nominations for Teacher of the Year. Stacey was surrounded by her family and close friends when she passed. She was provided the best of care by Dr. Susan Tannenbaum and the Staff at UConn Health. Stacey and her family were also well cared for by the Staff at Greene Hills School through their support and countless home-made meals and visits. Calling hours will be on Monday April 2nd from 4:00 8:00pm at DuPont Funeral Home 25 Bellevue Avenue Bristol CT. A funeral mass will be held Tuesday April 3rd at 11:30am at Saint Anthony’s Church 111 School Street Bristol CT. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the Clingan/Porrini family graciously requests that donations be made to the Clingan Children’s Fund at 72 Tiffany Lane Bristol CT 06010. Family and friends are invited to leave a condolence message by visiting www.DUPONTFUNERALHOME.com