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CLAVETTE, Caitlin M. Of Arlington and Winchester, February 12, 2016. Beloved daughter of Leo and Louanne Clavette of Winchester. Loving sister of Andrew Clavette and his fiancé Jenna Hanlon, Love of her life Matt Bradley. Niece of Michael and Lois Schuster of Marathon, FL, Robert and Barbara Schuster of Lexington, Maureen Costa of Whitman, Thomas and Laurie Clavette of Moorsville, NC, Cheryl Chapman of Melbourne, FL. Cousin of Christopher and Kevin Schuster, Russell and Zachery Costa, Brittany and Sean Chapman and Robert Fichera. Granddaughter of the late Edward and Mary Schuster, Nellie Clavette and the late Leo Clavette. Graduate of Winchester High School where she excelled in varsity lacrosse, soccer and indoor track. College of William and Mary, graduating with a BA in Studio Arts, also competed in varsity lacrosse. She earned a Master of Arts in teaching from Tufts University in conjunction with the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Caitlin taught art in Milton since 2011 in all the elementary schools and prior to that in Scituate at the Cushing Elementary School. Caitlin was an avid Triathlete and a member of the Wheelworks Tri Team. She was an enthusiastic skier and road runner. Caitlin was an animal lover and volunteered for the MSPCA at Nevins Farm. Caitlin loved her family, her art students, her cat, Gizmo, and Matt. Relatives and friends invited to visiting hours in Saint Eulalia's Church, 50 Ridge St., Winchester, on Monday Feb. 15th from 3-7 pm. A funeral mass will be held in church on Tuesday at 11 am. Burial in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MSPCA, 350 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130 or For obituary, directions or to send online condolence, visit

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February 27, 2016
You touched us all, and are forever blessed to have shared your time with us. Way too soon!
Brian Borde
February 25, 2016
Leo and family:

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Jeanne Harrison
Foxboro, Ma.
February 23, 2016
So sorry to hear of this horrible loss! God be with you all.
February 22, 2016
Cardinal in Winter
To the Clavette family. Words cannot express our sorrow at your loss. Both our daughter (now 13 and a student at the Pierce Middle School) and our son (9) were fortunate to have Ms. Clavette as their art teacher at Glover School.

My daughter appreciated how Caitlin encouraged each student to find their own artistic voice and gave them confidence to do so. The art projects they created together, especially the cardinal in winter and the mirrored ink prints, will be vivid imprints of Caitlin's impact on our lives.
Amory Files
February 19, 2016
---- I never met you Caitlin but I know I would have liked you . You were a jock, an animal lover , and a teacher, three admirable callings . My deepest sympathies to your family and loved ones , I know your now in one of His Heavenly classrooms among younger Angels . The eyes are a window to the Soul , and your's showed love and compassion . Godspeed and Eternal Rest .....
William Murray
February 17, 2016
Leo, My heart and prayers go out to you, your wife Luanne and son Andrew for the loss of your daughter. I remember when you sent her off to college and how proud you were. What a wonderful, special person and a teacher who shined brightly. May God bless you and your family.
Darryl Edmonson
February 17, 2016
Our deepest sympathies are with the family. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. God bless you all.
dionne bradford
February 16, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.
Marie Edwards Sawyer
February 16, 2016
Words cannot express the sadness and loss felt by Ms. Clavette's passing. Ms. Clavette is beloved by her students and colleagues at Glover School. Ms. Clavette had a passion for teaching and a beautiful connection to students. My thoughts and prayers go to her family and friends. I feel truly blessed to have worked with Ms. Clavette. God bless Caitlin, her family, and friends.
Krista Sinton
February 16, 2016
Many thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Caitlin. May she R.I.P. and God Bless her.
Lori Clavette
February 16, 2016
To the Clavette family and all Caitlin's friends, you are in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time, may all your fond memories help you in the days ahead. We were fortunate to have had Caitlin in our lives as she lived in our home in Wollaston. Rest in peace Caitlin XO,
Cheryl & Paul Flynn and Family
Cheryl Flynn
February 16, 2016
To the Clavette family,

We are so saddened to hear of Caitlin's passing..she was such an accomplished young lady.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

With sympathy, Fred and Sue McGrath
Fred McGrath
February 16, 2016
We are very sorry for your loss. Our grandchildren in Milton miss her very much. Our prays are with Caitlin and the family. Bob and Moonyeen, Wilmington Delaware
Bob Klopfenstein
February 16, 2016
We were so saddened to read of Caitlin's death. We have so many happy memories of her from soccer.

My heart aches for you.

Julie (and Mari) Varriale
Julia Varriale
February 15, 2016
Our condolences to Mrs. Clavette's family and friends. Our two sons had her in art class in Milton. One of them was looking forward to an art after school activity with her in the Spring. We all keep you in our prayers and are hopeful you have the strength to recover from this sudden loss. She will for sure be present in the minds and hearts of so many of us!
Aldecoa-Alcaide family
February 15, 2016
Dear Caitlin, and your family~
I hope you have much peace and solace in knowing how wonderful you are, and what you brought to all the communities you touched.

Also, thank you for your friendship on our street and many childhood memories.
February 15, 2016
As a teacher in Milton myself, this tragic news has broken hearts not only locally, but everywhere. Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends directly effected by Caitlin's loss and we hope the Lord sends you all the strength to go on without her physical presence. Heaven has a beautiful new angel who will watch over you all. Love and Light.
Melanie Gillespie
February 15, 2016
To the Clavette Family,

We are so very sorry for your enormous loss. Both of our daughters told us how nice Ms. Clavette was to them. She has been our 7 year old's art teacher at Cunningham since kindergarten and she will truly miss Ms. Clavette, who she described as nice, fun, and "a grown up who smiles at kids in the hallway."
We hope it brings you some comfort to know how beloved she was by the children that she taught.
With deepest sympathies,
The Heaton Family
Milton, MA
February 15, 2016

what a great loss. I remember her so well in my Spanish class at McCall, always with a smile on her face, always bright and cheerful. What a gift to her students, and to those of us who knew her.

Gigi Panico
February 15, 2016
I'm so blessed to have had Ms. Clavette as my art teacher when she taught at Cushing Elementary school in Scituate. May she rest in the sweetest peace.
February 15, 2016
I am so sorry to hear of Caitlin's passing. She taught my 3 daughters at Cushing School in Scituate. My daughters said "she was the best art teacher ever, she was nice and so good at art!" We are all praying for you.
Jen Spaulding
February 15, 2016
We offer our deepest sympathies to Ms. Clavette's family and friends. Our two children were very fortunate to be her art students and they cherished the time they spent with her. Ms. Clavette will be deeply missed in the Milton community.
Lamoureux Family
February 15, 2016
You were an inspiration to so many, you touched lives and left impressions on people that you didn't know or see often, you were a gift to us all in your short time here, your life was full, surrounded by love, your beautiful memory will last forever in our hearts, fly with the Angels
With sincere sympathy,
The Lauretano Family
Cheryl Lauretano
February 15, 2016
Louanne and familySincere sympathy in yourTragic loss of Caitlin a remarkableYoung lady.Louanne I did not realize Of your loss Until today .I will keep you all in my prayers.Ann Marie oleary
Annmarie Oleary
February 15, 2016
So sorry for your loss. My sister Kim O'Leary taught with Caitlin and said she was a wonderful teacher and friend. Praying for you all.
Jennifer Ryan
February 15, 2016
Leo and family,

I am so sorry for your loss. Caitlin was an exceptional person who touched many lives, and we are all diminished and saddened by her passing. I will keep you in my prayers.
Ed Rzepala
February 15, 2016
Dear Skip,LouAnne and Andrew,
We are so deeply sorry to hear about the passing of your daughter Caitlin.. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.

Sending love,
Bob, Linda and the Moccia family
February 15, 2016
Caitlin was a delightful presence in every triathlon race I was lucky enough to share with her and her wheelworks multisport teammates. Such a joy for life, dedication to her fitness, and natural talent is a rare combination. Caitlin was really great, and we all will miss her.With deep sympathy, Sunny Schettler
Sunessa Schettler
February 15, 2016
My dear Louanne and family.

I am so sorry to hear about your loss and read all that I have since then about such a wonderful daughter you had.
I had worked with you in the Walk In clinic and we would talk always about your caitlin and andrew and my Jennifer and Laura.
There are no words to write here about the loss of someone so full of life, but, let all the thoughts that all of your friends and family and her friends as well have carry you thru this very, very sad time in your life.
Doreen Tsolas
February 15, 2016
Although it may seem hard right now, it will be memories of the little things that help to soften a little the pain and bring the smiles back.
February 15, 2016
Three of our children were fortunate enough to have Miss Clavette as an art teacher, and they adored her. She has made a lasting impression on them and so many other children, all of whom have benefitted from her generous decision to use her obvious talents in a way that would make a difference in the lives of children. Our family is praying for your family and we share in your grief.
Kelley McNeil
February 15, 2016
Our sincere condolences.
The Peritz family
Judith Peritz
February 15, 2016
Skip, I know it's been a long time, just want to say how sorry I am tfor your loss. I know how difficult it is to bury a child! My prayers go out to you and your family. Paula
Paula Powers (Russell)
February 15, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I work in Milton and I was familiar with Caitlin beautiful smile. My boys were lucky enough to have her for art as well. They loved her and her talent.
Maggie Wagner
February 15, 2016
Louanne,Leo and Family Sending our condolences to You and Your family during this sad and tragic time. My heart aches for you and Leo and we are sending many prayers and thoughts your way. I know we haven't seen each other for a very long time but every time I think of our friendship a smile follows. Sending love your way dear friend.
Kathy and Kevin Mahoney
February 15, 2016
I just wanted to say how sorry I am for your lost. She taught both my boys art at the Glover school. She touched their lives in such a positive way. They have spoken of her many times and are extremely sad and will miss her dearly. Our prayers are with you and your extended family at this time. Elizabrth Stansberry-Klopfenstein
Elizabeth Stansberry-klopfenstein
February 15, 2016
Mr. and Mrs. Clavette, Andrew, and Matt: Caitlin lived upstairs from me in Wollaston for a couple of years, and I am stunned at the loss of such a beautiful soul. I'm glad to have known her. Clearly she has touched many people from different aspects of her life, and we all will remember the vivacious, lovely, active woman that she was. My condolences to you all.
Ellen Youngclaus
February 15, 2016
The entire Milton community mourns the loss of you talented, beautiful daughter, sister, art teacher.
She will be missed.
With sympathy,
A Milton friend
February 15, 2016
Beautiful flower, gone too soon. R.I.P Ms. Caitlin Clavette.
Parent Milton Public School
February 15, 2016
To The Clavette Family

My children were lucky enough to have Caitlin as their art teacher. They looked forward to art each week because of her. She passed on her love of art and creativity them. She will be greatly missed.
With our deepest sympathy and prayers,
The Sammon Family
Collicot school Milton
February 15, 2016
A teacher touches the lives of all, as did Miss Clavette. All of Milton is praying for your family and Caitlin. May you be comforted by the wonderful memories of time spent with Caitlin.
Sharon O'Connell
February 15, 2016
To Leo, Louanne, Andrew, Matt and the extended Clavette family,
Our deepest sympathy to you at this most difficult time. What an amazing young women who left a significant positive impact on so many friends and students. May her legacy and the wonderful times you shared help you on the path forward.
Jeff and Wendy Lance
Friends from Raytheon
Jeff Lance
February 15, 2016
Leo, I was shocked and saddened to learn of the loss of your daughter, of whom I recall you speaking with pride. I wish you and your family the best through this difficult time.
David Williamson
February 15, 2016
Our six year old twins had art class on Thursdays with Ms Clavette and both said she is a very good art teacher and is very nice. They were deeply saddened. No words can express how deeply sorry we are. Our hearts go out to her family and friends. With deepest sympathies , The Smith Family
Jennifer Smith
February 15, 2016
Memories of this young lady taken so early in life will never be lost. Thou I did not know Caitland I am sadden by her passing
February 15, 2016
To Leo and the rest of the family of Caitlin: May God give you the strength to carry on. I know you have quite a lot of memories of this wonderful lady and that will help with your sorrow.

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Juan J. Rivera
February 15, 2016
Juan J. Rivera
February 15, 2016
So sorry for your loss.
May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times you shared together as you celebrate a life lived and loved by family and friends. Psalms 90:10
Sincere condolences.
February 14, 2016
Prayers and Much Respect...Heartbreaking to read about a beautiful, loving, talented young woman...with so much to give to this world. Our Lord must have needed a Very Special Angel...praying for all a you.
February 14, 2016
To the Clavette Family:
Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of Caitlin. May you find comfort in the beautiful memories you have of her. May God be with you all during this heartbreaking tragedy.
February 14, 2016
Our condolences to you. Our daughter had the privilege of having Caitlin as her art teacher. Caitlin made an everlasting impression on our daughter and so many. We pray for you at this time and always.
The Maye Family
February 14, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with Ms. Clavette's loved ones during this difficult time.
February 14, 2016
Thoughts and prayers are with Ms. Clavette's dear family during this most difficult time.
February 14, 2016
I am heartbroken to here what happened to Caitlin. I remember Caitlin teaching art over at Cushing School in Scituate before teaching in Milton. She was beautiful, kind, had a great sense of humor and a zest for life. I will never forget her positive outlook in life and her spirit lives in me , along with the many people's lives whom she touched. It was an honor to have known her even though it was a brief time. I just want to offer my deepest sympathies to Caitlin's family and many friends.
Jaime Olivet
February 14, 2016
I feel so sad for all of you. We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

-The MacNeil Family
February 14, 2016
To Andrew, Jenna and the Clavette family. We are so heartbroken for all of you. May her memory help to heal during the saddest days . Much love. Shari, Chris and Jackie Webb
Shar Cutler-Webb
February 14, 2016
Sorry for the loss of your love one. May you find comfort in these words from the God of all comforts. John 3:16
February 14, 2016
Luanne,Skip,Andrew and
Are Hearts And Prayers are With You,We Hope Some way You'll Find Strength.
Love and Peace, Charlie and Sandy Dominico
Sandra Dominico
February 14, 2016
Our sincerest condolences. - Mike and Margot Hammond
February 14, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Caitlin, a most beautiful young woman will be remembered always. Sympathy,
Lucille Madden
February 14, 2016
This is so heartbreaking and from one that you do not know, I send my sad condolences.
Rosalie Weener
February 14, 2016
This is the way I'll always remember Caitlin: a great soul with a big smile, and a guileless, open heart. She was ever the artist looking for a canvass, which might be anything from an odd leaf to an abandoned tricycle that she could ride around in madly accelerated circles. A tough triathlete with a taste for ice cream and "maybe sleeping in a bit". Strong and sweet and fond of picturesque prose, she loved the kids she taught and was proud when their sketched dragons showed that her lesson on perspective had worked like a charm. We know the world can be cruel because you are no longer in it. We love you; we miss you.
Sherman Roberts
February 14, 2016
Caitlin finishing strong at Cranberry Olympic Triathlon in 2014.
The Wheelworks Multisport family is heartbroken at the loss of our teammate and friend. Caitlin was a valued and talented member of our team. We will remember her ready smile, sense of humor, determination and spirit. She will be deeply missed.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Clavette family and Matt. From all of Caitlin's friends and teammates on Wheelworks Mulitport.
Anne Traer
February 14, 2016
Words can't express how heartbroken we are. We will remember Caitlin's ready smile, sense of humor, determination and positive energy. She will be deeply missed.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Caitlin's family and Matt. From Caitlin's friends and teammates on Wheelworks Multisport team.
Anne Traer
February 14, 2016
I'm so sorry for your heartbreaking loss! She was a lovely young woman. May her memory be everlasting!
February 13, 2016
To the Clavette family,
my thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time. I have many fond memories of Caitlin from WHS indoor track and summers at WSTC. May God give you peace, encouragement, and sustain you through this time.
David Chamberlain
February 13, 2016
I worked with Caitlin's mother at Lahey. We often shared stories about our kids. Louanne lit up when she talked about her kids. I always enjoyed hearing about their adventures. I visited Louanne's home on many occasions and saw much of the work Caitlin did at Wm and Mary. My favorite was one that she did of a fish on a kitchen counter made from different shades of torn paper. What a talent!

Louanne's was thrilled that her daughter attended school there and spoke of how happy Caitliln was there.

Caitlin touched many lives with her love and that special way she had about her. Such qualities are rare and never forgotten by those whom she touched.

This bitter pill to swallow seems and, in fact, is inexpressibly so unfair. I will pray for Caitlin every day of my life for the rest of my life. I will pray for her entire family that they can support one another through this terrible pain.

I can tell you this, Louanne and family. You are truly loved by all who know your greatness as a family. I know that God will walk with you as you travel together through this unspeakable grief.

God bless you all.

Sincere condolences,

Mary Rock, Tewksbury, MA
Mary Rock
February 13, 2016
Louanne, my thoughts and prayers are with you on the loss of Caitlin. There are no words to explain this tragedy. My her memories live on in your family.
GeeGee Kaufman
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