In Memoriam

Saturday, September 14, 2013

I am the thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints in snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain.
As you awake with morning’s hush, I am the swift-up-flinging rush,
Of quiet birds in circling flight.

(Excerpt from "Do Not Stand At My Grave and Weep", by Mary Frye)



Brian McCarthy
Brian McCarthy, 34, lost his life as a result of a motorcycle accident on September 7, 2013. Brian attended the New York Military Academy and was a State Security Officer for Gateway Community College. He loved his colleagues and his job. He was previously employed with St. Mary’s Hospital as well as Campion Ambulance. Those that knew him would describe him as a wonderful father, patient and fun loving. Brian lived his life to the fullest, every day was an adventure. He deeply loved his family, friends and animals. The loss of Brian is deeply felt by all who knew him.



Darren Lamont Adams
Darren Lamont Adams, born on September 5, 1971 passed away on August 30, 2013 at his home in New Haven, Connecticut. Darren was educated in the Connecticut public school system and later went on to study at Gateway Community College in which he majored in Gerontology with an aspiration to become a social worker/counselor in advocating for the elderly. He was an active volunteer at West Haven Adult Day Center working with the elderly. Darren also obtain many awards over the years for his diligent work and exceptional intellectual abilities as he loved and shared his passion to read and learn.


Mario Rudolph Fasano, Sr.
Mario Rudolph Fasano passed away suddenly on April 28, 2013, less than a month before his long-anticipated graduation. Fasano, 53, was known to the college as Mr. Gateway. He acted as an ambassador to new students, with an ever-present splash of cologne and an utterly magnetic smile. According to GCC Director of Student Services Matthew Long, “Fasano was also a tutor, a leader, a mentor and a friend.” Fasano was actively involved in the Student Government Association (SGA), DARC and Phi Theta Kappa and he was a new student orientation leader.