Dennis Sheehan Clow


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Salem, NH - Dennis Sheehan Clow, of Salem, N.H., passed away peacefully in his sleep at home. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 23 years, Nancy D. (Jennings) Clow; and his beloved son, Dennis Michael. He was born in Laconia, N.H., and was the only and cherished son of Daniel Thomas and Katherine Sheehan Clow.
Dennis used his gift of wit and his golden voice as a radio host, entertainer, and as the "Top Dog Caller" at Seabrook race track from 1973 to 1984. From 1985 to 1991 he entertained the masses as the Voice of the Rock at Rockingham Park. He was know for his articulate and original commentaries such as "And they are off to Canobie Lake and back," or "They are racing from here to Salem Depot," and "The Doctor's record is safe!" when calling a high purse in 1991 at the Rock, the beloved Dr. Fager's record was not broken.
Dennis was a devoted Catholic and enjoyed being a lector in church from 1984 until his last year. He spoke consistently at Saint Joseph's and at Saints Mary Queen of Peace in Salem, N.H.
Dennis had an amazing sense of humor and continued to make people smile right up to his last breath. He was grateful for having had a great life.

A memorial service will be held at Saint Joseph's Church, 40 Main Street, Salem, N.H., on Tuesday, July 16, at 10:30 a.m. by his beloved priest Father Vincent. Please join us for a mercy meal after. He and his wife Nancy will be interned at a private ceremony in Laconia, N.H.
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Published on July 14, 2019
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Greg Farley
Jul 26, 2019
Dennis, your legend will live forever in greyhound blogs on the internet. You were a class act, a great friend, and an extraordinary human being.
Paul Murphy
Jul 22, 2019
Dennis Prayers are going your way. I met and learned from the master on how to call a greyhound race. You told everyone I learned how to call a race in 5 mins. You were the master and best race caller in Greyhound racing history. I was lucky to have met such an awesome person. Tell the boy I miss him. God Bless you Dennis- There goesssssssssssssss Yankeeeeeee
Dwight Lowes
Jul 15, 2019
You were a great friend for 53 years. The Pines Speedway in Groveland Ma. where you did the announcing is where we met. Your voice will never be duplicated and your faith in God was forever strong! Rest in peace my friend!
Bruce Zagnit
Jul 15, 2019
I worked with Dennis on the top floor of the Rock’s press box during the 80’s. He was obsessed with being the best race announcer and he always brought an enthusiastic attitude to his job and his life. He was a unique character who kept things entertaining.
Mark Baker
Jul 14, 2019
Dennis was a true legend race announcer that we we blessed with! His countless commentary such as “Wide and driving taking the scenic route at Seabrook greyhound track to “gone on the lawn around the frog pond at Rockingham park are just a few From the great Dennis Clow! lets hear more!!!
Jul 13, 2019