Update January 5, 2015
Services for Garrett Gagne '15 have been announced by his family.
Family and friends are invited to meet for calling hours on Tuesday, January 6th from 4 – 7 PM at the Forastiere Smith Funeral Home, 220 North Main St., East Longmeadow.
All may meet for a Celebration of Life service on Wednesday, January 7th at 10 AM at the First Church of Christ, 763 Longmeadow St. in Longmeadow. Burial will be private for the family at a later date in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hartford, CT.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Garrett M. Gagné Memorial Fund to benefit the Longmeadow Boys Lacrosse Association and St. Lawrence University C/O Berkshire Bank, 72 Shaker Road, East Longmeadow, MA 01028.
To: The St. Lawrence Community
From: President William L. Fox
Date: January 1, 2015
Subject: In Memory: Garrett Gagne '15
With profound sadness I share with you the news that Garrett Gagne ’15 was struck by a car and killed early Thursday morning in Chatham, Massachusetts.
Garrett, a government major, was a four-year member of the men's lacrosse team. An accomplished athlete and fine student, Garrett also worked on the game management crew for Saints football home games. When Mike Mahoney, Garrett’s lacrosse coach, contacted me this morning, he told me “Garrett was close to all of us on the team--a leader, mentor, and friend. His smile and enthusiasm were contagious. He could light up the field and sidelines with his personality. This sudden and shocking loss touches every one of us who knew him as one of our best."
Prior to enrolling at St. Lawrence, Garrett captained both the lacrosse and ski racing teams at Longmeadow High School, where he was a three-time All-Scholastic honoree. Garrett was Longmeadow’s Offensive Player of the Year for lacrosse and a two-time Massachusetts state champion in ski racing.
Wisdom and meaning seem impossible right now in the midst of our immediate, heart-breaking sadness. We must, of course, give our best and most loving thoughts to Garrett's family and friends in a day of such sudden deep grief. When our campus community returns from break, we will plan a gathering to honor Garrett’s memory. Until then, we offer our memorial Web site for your reflections and tributes to Garrett.
Please share your memories of Garrett Gagne here.
Read memories of Garrett Gagne here.