Swan Funeral Home

80 East Main Street, Clinton, CT


Gavin John Carlisle

December 6, 2001November 1, 2019

Gavin John Carlisle 17, of Clinton passed away on Friday November 1st 2019.

Gavin was born on December 6th 2001. He was the beloved son of Christopher and Tracy (Erquhart) Carlisle, who survive him. In addition to his parents, Gavin is survived by his older brother Logan and younger sister Brooke. Also grandparents, Mark and Gail Carlisle, and grandparents, Harold and Deborah Erquhart. Aunts and Uncles, Dwayne and Melinda (Carlisle) Xenelis, Donald and Tina (Erquhart) Demers, and Derek and Kristee Erquhart. He also leaves behind a very close knit family of cousins; Jack, Abby, Carolyn, Ben and Claire Xenelis, Marissa and Carly Demers, and McKenna Erquhart. Also, he is survived by many more aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends (the “Squad”) too numerous to mention by name.

Gavin was a Senior at The Morgan School in Clinton. He served as his class Vice President in his Freshman, Sophomore and Junior years. In his Senior year he was serving as President of The Morgan School. Gavin was also a member of The National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society. In addition, he was also a member of The National Society of High School Scholars. Gavin also donated his time to some local community organizations. Gavin also served as Vice President of the Interact club and was a part of many other clubs. He had an aspiration to further continue his education.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, November 7th, 2019 at 11 AM in the First Church of Christ Congregational, 55 Church Rd., Clinton, CT 06413. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to: The National Peace Corps Association, 1900L Street NW Suite 610 Washington, D.C. 20036. Also the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention 199 Water Street 11th floor New York, New York 10038. Also, the Connecticut Mental Health Foundation (CMHC Foundation) 34 Park Street Suite 144 New Haven, Connecticut 06519.


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Gavin John Carlisle

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Susan Kane

November 7, 2019

Dear families-I am soo heartfelt of the loss of Gavin , a true spiritual soal. He was an amazing boy- charming, def the the smartest kid , funny, hard working, big hugger, smiler ., friend..he has touched our hearts and we will never forget Him ❤️The kane family

Rebecca Wtight

November 7, 2019

I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss. I pray that God will grant you the strength you need to get through this. My most sincere condolences go out to all of Gavin’s family and friends.
Love, Rebecca

Susan Origlia

November 6, 2019

May our Heavenly Father uplift all your family with His strength, love and care and may He receive the sweet, sweet spirit of your previous Gavin

Jordyn Prevost

November 5, 2019

Gavin was always a bright, smiling, happy kid. My favorite memory with Gavin was during STEP this year, we were introducing the freshman to the school by playing Family Feud Morgan style, Gavin was just so excited to help people and make sure they were always having fun. You are loved Gavin and you will be missed rest easy buddy.

Joe Goldberg

November 4, 2019

Gavin was one of the kindest, intelligent, sincere and hardest working individuals that I have ever known. His endless energy resulted in 150% effort. Gavin was loved and respected by his 70 fellow employees. He was voted Employee of the Month by them in our annual "employee vote" in a landslide.
I will miss and forever treasure Gavin's gentle smile and our shared conversations & laughs.
My love & condolences to Tracy and Chris, his loving siblings, Logan & Brook and his beautiful extended family and friends.
With much respect and love for Gavin!

Death cannot take
That which is locked
In our Hearts.

With our tears
In our sorrow
We remember.

With our courage
And our strength
We do not forget.

With our tears
In our sorrow
We remember.

May the memory of Gavin brighten & enrich our lives everyday.

Arianna Riera

November 4, 2019

I went to school with Gavin ever since we were little and he was such a kind loving guy and he was so smart. It’s so sad to know he won’t be walking in the hallways with us with that big smile he always carried on his face. My thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones.

Leo Woods

November 4, 2019

Gavin and I met as kindergarteners. Throughout school he was always such a wonderful presence to be around and always knew how to make people laugh. I admired him for his intelligence and his drive to do everything he could for the community in Clinton and the world as a whole. My condolences and sympathy go out to the family and everybody who feels this loss. Gavin will be missed so much. 💙

James Siciliano

November 4, 2019

Gavin and I participated in student council together. He would always be at the meetings and always be proposing something new that could help our class. I remember one day we worked a bake sale together. It was pouring rain and very cold. I just wanted to go home but Gavin insisted we stayed. He made the rest of the time enjoyable, cracking jokes and just having conversations. That is one of my memories with Gavin.

Dawn Hittle

November 4, 2019

This is how I remember Gavin. So much fun.

Lindy Merrill

November 4, 2019

Gavin was such a great kid, so bright, so kind, so considerate and polite. Everybody loved him. He was the hardest working kid, always giving his all and was always thorough in his attention to detail with each task. We never had to ask for anything, because he was always attentive to our needs and those of our customers. He was selfless with his generous spirit, always there to lend a helping hand. He left a mark on our hearts and I am so lucky to have known him. I’ll see his kind and beautiful smiling face when I think of him and keep his spirit with all my thoughts. Rest In Peace, Gavin.
Love & Strength to Chris, Tracy, Logan & Brooke