OBITUARY

Caitlin A. Cheslawski

March 18, 1984December 1, 2018

On December 1, 2018, Caitlin Anne Clarke-Cheslawski set-out on life’s final trial. Her journey began March 18, 1984 in Hanover, NH, where she was born the daughter of Arnold and Lisa (Bergeron) Clarke, Jr. She was a 2002 graduate of Christian Heritage and went on to earn a Certification as a Licensed Nurse’s Assistant. She worked for Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic and was a Certified Doula. Nothing brought her greater joy than helping Mom’s to be during their labor and delivery: she was honored to be present for the births of all of her nieces and nephews.

If it had wheels or tracks and could go through snow or mud, Caitlin loved to ride it: snowmobiles, ATV’s and jeeps were her favorite. When she wasn’t surrounded by the joy of nature, she was more than happy to go shopping. Purple was her color of choice: in everything from cloths to accessories and even hair color. Caitlin had a very compassionate and free-spirited nature.

She is survived by her parents: Lisa Barrett and her husband Jeff of Winchester, Arnold E. Clarke, Jr. and his wife Sue of Brattleboro, paternal grandparents: Walter and Karen Roberts of Brattleboro, brothers: Arnold E. Clarke III and his wife Lori of Vernon, Adam J. Clarke and his wife Dawn of Bellows Falls, Jeffrey Barrett and his wife Corina of Florence, MA, Justin Barrett of CA and Jordan Barrett of Keene, sisters: Kimberly Clarke of Brattleboro, Elizabeth “Lizzie” Clarke of Brattleboro and Jessica Miller and her husband James of Coleraine, MA, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and extended family members. She is also survived by her boyfriend: Jason Johnson. In addition to all of the family that she leaves, there are a multitude of friends which she cherished: perhaps the greatest of these is the bonds of love and friendship that she shared with the Cheslawski family. She is predeceased by her maternal grandparents: Roland and Bertha Bergeron.

A Celebration of Caitlin’s life will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at the Foley Funeral Home, 49 Court St. Keene, NH. Family and friends are invited to call on the family from 11am to 12pm and there will be a Memorial Service at 12pm. Rev. Mr. Kenneth J. Swymer will officiate. Those who attend the services are asked to wear purple in honor of Caitlin’s favorite color. Caitlin’s family will have a private burial in the Spring in St. Joseph Cemetery, Main St. Keene, NH.

In Caitlin’s memory a fund has been established to help her family as they move forward with final expenses. Contributions may be made to TD Bank, 194 West St, Keene, NH. 03431 c/o Lisa Barrett.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, December 8, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, December 8, 2018
REMEMBERING

Caitlin A. Cheslawski

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Bonnie Pleisch

December 8, 2018

Ahh, Caitlin
You were one of my girls, one of my joys from teaching I remember well. I remember the year you played lead in "Friends" . The Drama presentation of the year. You were so talented, filled with determination, and eager to do the part well. What a great joy it was to see you in class every day, and chat with you during Drama rehearsals.
I saw you on face book many years later, and you had become a beautiful, young woman. This world has indeed lost a beautiful soul, but God has received a beautiful angel.
Prayers to your family and friends and those who were blessed enough to have you pass through their lives, however briefly. We are better for it. I know I am. I love you girl.
Mrs Pleisch.

Kim Doleszny

December 7, 2018

Caitie,

I know you hated being called Caitie, but you were always Caitie to me. I remember when you and Kari were small and you'd run around the house screaming. Sometimes for no reason, sometimes because you were being picked on by your big brothers. Then you grew up, always so much fun to be around, always laughing and smiling and giggling. I loved the shopping days we spent each year going to Yankee Candle and then lunch afterwards. I loved looking at your photos you'd post on Facebook mostly of your nieces and nephews, selfies with your sisters and Mom, and some of your adventures jeeping and snowmobiling. I will always miss you forever and love you forever and ever. I will think of you often and always see your bright bright smile. Until we meet again. Love Aunt Kim & Uncle Mike (Bob)

Adam Clarke

December 6, 2018

To my big sis,
I miss you like hell! It's not fair God took you so soon, even though he may have saved you from more really scary, painful hospital stays, you deserved to make your mark on this messed up world for many many yrs to come! I really wish I/we could of had the chance to see you on Thanksgiving cuz then I could live knowing I got to spend one last holiday with the greatest, most beautiful big sister in the universe! Wish I could of given you a big hug n never let go n say i love you one last time! I'm very happy for you that you spent your last days full of joy n happiness with your new boyfriend Jay! I love you n miss you so much cait, not one day will pass where I wont think of you and smile knowing you're in a peaceful and painless place called heaven!
Love your baby brother!

John and Rosemary Lopes

December 6, 2018

Dearest Caitlin,
Our hearts are broken for your family and all those who loved you. We met you such a short time ago and were looking forward to so much more time with you. During the time we were with you we saw the joy and love you brought to our family. You were held close in their and our hearts. A very large piece of life is missing now, but will never be forgotten. Thank you for the wonderful days you gave Jason and the kids. Oh for what might have been! Until we meet you again.

Teofelia Tyler

December 6, 2018

Oh, Caitlin, my heart is broken over the loss of you from our sight and our reach, though you will live on forever in the memories written in my heart, and in the hearts of all those who had the gift of knowing you. You were always kind, always sweet, always good hearted. So much light you brought into this world, so many lives you blessed. I cannot help but think that God took you home because this broken world is not good enough for the beautiful soul you are. You were at nearly every one of my appointments when I was pregnant, and always had smiles and a gentle way that made everything better. I will always cherish the times you came over and we went on our walks and talked. Thank you for all that you gave to each of us. The world and our lives are better because of you.

Have fun 4-wheeling through the clouds of Heaven!

Love, Tiffany

Cherie Bergeron Hanley

December 6, 2018

Just the other day, I was thinking of when you, Arnie, and I were little, and you lived right next door to me. We would play together, and I remember you were always so happy! We had dance parties when my mom would babysit for you some Saturday nights. I will always remember those days and the fun we had. Rest peacefully now, dear cousin.

Dawn Clarke

December 6, 2018

Cait,
I don’t understand why you are not here with us and perhaps I never will. Thank you for accepting me into your family with open arms. Thank you for coaching me through the labor and delivery of both of your nieces, I don’t know if I could’ve gotten through the pain without you looking me in the eyes and saying “Dawn you got this, We will get through this together”. I will miss seeing you at family gatherings and hearing that infectious laugh that could always put a smile on my face! You were the best auntie Cait Cait to our girls I could’ve hoped for. Life will never be the same without you, None of us will be the same without you. Thank you for everything, Thank you for all the good times and laughs, Thank you for being such a great sister to my husband. We will forever carry his hole in our hearts now that you are gone. Me and your brother will talk about you often to the girls, Your memory will live on within all of us untill we meet again. Rest in paradise Cait, We love and miss you so much ❤️

Cynthia Clarke

December 6, 2018

You will forever be remembered by everyone you touched. You will be missed always.💜💜💜💜

Lizzie Clarke

December 5, 2018

My beautiful, smart, daring big sister. Thank you for introducing me to the more wild side of life as we grew up and for keeping me safe while we went fast, got piercings, cranked up the subwoofers, went shopping or just watched movies at your house. Thank you for showing me how to be myself and be strong even in the face of the greatest hardships. I’m glad your pain is gone now, I will miss you and love you forever.

Mark Pepler

December 5, 2018

I knew Caitlin but for a short time, yet in the time I knew her she always wore her infectious smile, openly and honestly. She brought warmth, comfort, and joy to all, and brightened the life of a good friend. It is truly a sad day that such a good person is taken from us so soon.