Gabriel Clayton Clark
May 8, 1997 - January 9, 2023
Randall Clark and Shawntel Fugate announce the sudden but not unexpected passing of their 25-year-old son, Gabriel Clark, from respiratory failure. He died in his home shortly after an intimate Christmas celebration with his family.
Gabriel was born with cerebral palsy, a condition that greatly hindered his ability to act, either by word or deed. He was, notwithstanding, a keen observer of the world. He loudly commented on its absurdities with his abundant laughs, smiles, and eye rolls. Gabriel's utter neediness inspired the generosity of those who could divine the richness of his soul. And he rewarded them abundantly. In Gabriel, God's works were made manifest.
He leaves behind many who loved and cared for him, most notably his brothers, Barrett and Caleb; his grandparents and many aunts, uncles, and cousins; the schools, Scouts, and community of Hollis; and the countless others he helped see the beauty in an imperfect Creation. Glory be to God for dappled things.
Our grief is profound; our pain unbearable. Our only ready consolation is that Gabriel is now free from his body's ever-growing torments.
We will bid farewell to Gabriel's remains on Saturday, April 8, and celebrate the promise of his resurrection the following day. In lieu of flowers, we suggest donations to the Beaver Brook Association, 117 Ridge Road, Hollis, N.H. 03049. Gabriel's various wheelchairs joyfully rolled over Beaver Brook's many trails. As we hope to fund a memorial project, please indicate on the memo line that your gift is in Gabriel's honor. Condolences may be sent directly to Gabriel's family at 80A West Hollis Road in Hollis 03049.