Liam Patrick Gordon

May 14, 1999November 1, 2018
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Liam Patrick Gordon, of Clinton, passed away on November 1, 2018. He was born on May 14, 1999, in New Haven, the son of Glenn Torrey Gordon and Kelly Erin Jones. He attended Clinton Public Schools and graduated from The Morgan School in 2017.

While Liam had many fantastic attributes, his firm conviction was his strongest quality next only to his kind heart. Liam was steadfast in his beliefs and would happily debate controversial topics. He was wise beyond his years when it came to mechanics and history. Liam was avid in his love for Mercedes Benz, fast cars, loud trucks, WWII, a good joke, and edgy memes. He would greet friends with a firm handshake and family with a hug, both of which were followed by genuine interest in the other person and an energy that could light up a room. Liam was loved endlessly by his family who are devastated by the tragedy of his death.

Sadly, the depression he held within became the catalyst for the event which took his life. One of Liam’s favorite sayings was the Mercedes slogan, The best or nothing. The best of Liam will be forever carried in the hearts of those who loved him. Liam’s family hopes you find solace in this as you attempt to make sense out of the tragedy of his suicide.

In addition to his parents, Liam is survived by his sister Abigail Gordon, and his beloved dog Belle and Brandy; paternal grandfather Russell Gordon of Winter Harbor, ME; maternal grandfather Ronald Jones and his wife Marci of Farmington; aunt and uncle Kristin and Rick Cacciapaglia, and cousins Alex and Tishy Cacciapaglia of Ridgefield. He was predeceased by his grandmothers, Deo Gordon and Susan Jones.

Calling hours and a celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, November 8th from 5-8pm, with a memorial service beginning at 7:30pm at Swan Funeral Home, 80 E. Main St., Clinton. In lieu of flowers, take a moment to enjoy this amazing world and give someone you love an extra hug. Memorial donations may be made to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at


  • Calling Hours Thursday, November 8, 2018
  • Memorial Service Thursday, November 8, 2018

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Samuel Garland

November 13, 2018

I was in Boot Camp with Liam, Gordon as we called him due to the fact of last names were commonplace. He really was nothing but kind. I don’t know him much other than two or three weeks in the same platoon but spending such little time with someone in an environment like that and then to see them go like this is never easy. And I’m so sorry to the family for the loss. I truly am.

Paul Beckett

November 8, 2018

I was lucky enough to have Liam in my English class two years in a row. I got to know him as a student, but more importantly as a bright young man. His encyclopedic knowledge was impressive. He was always very polite to me and always good for friendly conversation. That kid had a way of making your day. I am grief-stricken at his passing, it truly hurts. All the same, I am thankful to have crossed paths with him in this life. I won’t soon forget this young man.
Rest In Peace, Liam.

Sara Russo

November 7, 2018

Liam was a really great guy. He always had something to say. Liam and I shared a lot of memories in a very short amount of time. We were in the same group. I saw him every single day for almost two months. His loss is devistating and I pray for his family and friends.

Diane White

November 6, 2018

I didn't know Liam, being from these small towns here someone knows someone and my friends daughter knew Liam well and is devastated by his loss. I wanted to send my deepest condolences to his family and his friends my heart breaks for all of you with this tragedy and my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Gone way to soon way to young to leave this earth. May he Rest in Eternal Peace.

Vanessa Pentz

November 6, 2018

I did not know Liam. Hopefully, he is in a very special, peaceful place with my son Luc-John.
Saying good-bye to your beautiful son is the most painful thing you will ever do. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. God’s Grace and Blessings during your most difficult time.
Vanessa M. Pentz
Founder & Director CT
Bereaved Parents USA

Julie Messler

November 5, 2018

I watched Liam grow up around the boat yard. Liam will be remembered for his bright twinkle in his eyes, a love of trucks and the way his family loved him unconditionally. I extend sincere hugs and blessings as you journey in this process.🙏🏻💫💫💫💫JULIE Messler

Claire Pease

November 5, 2018

I didn’t know Liam very well as he was a senior at The Morgan School when I was a freshman. However, I do have one memory of Liam and it will forever stick with me. I was walking down the hall to my freshman Algebra class. It was coming close to the end of the year so all of the seniors were getting their cap and gowns. As I was walking down the hall, I remember seeing Liam and his friends in their gowns, smiling from ear to ear. They all, especially Liam, looked so genuinely happy to be graduating so soon. Who knew that only a few years later he would be in such a different mental place? Like I said, I didn’t know Liam personally but I know he had a great, true, heart. I wish that he could have kept the honest happiness that I saw in him. My prayers go out to the family and all the close loved ones. Stay strong❤️

Terri Williams

November 5, 2018

I only knew Liam for a short time when he connected with my son Calum. They did climbing events together and went to Young Life camp where they had a wonderful time just being boys. I know Calum continued to follow Liam on heartfelt condolences to Liam’s family, especially Kelly who was my friend. My prayers are with you.

Filomena Giannico

November 5, 2018

I did not know this beautiful soul. I know he was a baby boy, a growing son his parents were proud of, and a friend to many. My heart breaks for this family. I offer my deepest condolences and pray for peace for all. God bless you.

Jordyn Prevost

November 5, 2018

I didn't know Liam too well but I do know that he was my brother's best friend and he was an amazing guy. He meant the world to a lot of people, he touched many hearts and it's so sad to see him gone. I wish he was still here with us. He always told my brother: "if I die I want to be driving 150, be smiling at 160 and crash, I'd die happy" I miss him a lot he was so nice to me and I send my condolences. Rest easy bud.