Wrisley Funeral Home
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Clint Turley Eaton

The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 24th, from 10:am to 1pm at the Wrisley Funeral Home in South Deerfield, Ma.  A reception will follow at the Pope John Paul Center in South Deerfield at 1pm

Clint Turley Eaton, 47, of Pittsfield, Ma. died Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Ct. from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Granby, Ct. on Monday, August 19, 2013.

 

Clint was born in Roswell, New Mexico July 3, 1966. Clint is survived by his sister, Lisa Jo Eaton of Holland Ma. and his brother, Brent Eaton of Massachusetts. Clint was a devoted father to his children, one son, Nathen of Doylestown, Pa., two daughters, Vanessa of Doylestown, Pa. and Amber of Barkhamsted, Ct. Clint is also survived by his fiancée, Christina Canty of Pittsfield, Ma., whom he planned to marry in May of 2014. Also survived is Clint’s first wife and mother to their children, Lisa Boutwell of Barkhamsted, Ct., many special aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, godchildren, long-life friends from grammar school and his large aviation family. Clint’s parents, Robert and Nan Eaton predeceased him.

 

Clint graduated in 1984 from Franklin County Technical School in Turners Falls, Ma with a certificate in automotive maintenance and then from East Coast Aero Technical School in 1986 earning his Airframe and Power plant licenses. Clint spent his entire career in the field of aviation, most recently working for Gulfstream Aerospace in Westfield, Ma. Prior to that, Clint was employed by Pfizer Aviation in NJ. Clint began his career and spent most of it at Canadair/Bombardier in Windsor Locks, Ct. where he held many roles including Technician, Lead, Supervisor, QA, and Customer Support Field Service Representative where he served many customers and made lots of life-long friends. Throughout his career, Clint earned many FAA awards including a Diamond award1997. He was a member of the Westchester Aircraft Maintenance Association and served as an ad-hoc board member from 1996-2009.

 

As his children were growing up, Clint coached many sports including baseball, soccer, and ice hockey. He held roles of Treasurer, Registrar, and President of the Kent Youth Hockey League from 2000-2008 and held a great passion for ice hockey even playing on an adult team himself for many years.

 

Clint loved antique cars and motorcycles and would tinker with anything mechanical that was in need of repair. Clint grew up on motorcycles and was an experienced rider, riding all types of bikes for most of his life. HE bought his first Harley-Davidson in 2012 and expressed to many, “I finally get it.” HE loved taking long rides on his bike and attending car and air shows.

 

The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 24th, from 10am to 1pm at the Wrisley Funeral Home in South Deerfield, Ma. A reception will follow at the Pope John Paul Center in South Deerfield at 1pm.

 

Clint gave in death as he gave in life. Clint was an organ and tissue donor.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the National Kidney Foundation or LifeChoice Donor Services in Windsor, Ct.

 

Expressions of sympathy available at www.WrisleyFuneralHome.com