MSG. Michael David Clark, 41, of Bolton, beloved husband for 15 years of Rachel A. (Gomez) Clark, passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at Fort Gordon, GA while on active duty with the 933rd FRSD, a forward surgical team based out of Paducah, KY. After basic training, he took military specialization training at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX before returning to Connecticut where he took a position as an OR technician at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Michael continued serving in the Army as a reservist and was deployed four times serving in Kuwait, Iraq, and two tours in Afghanistan. Throughout his 22-year career in the military, Michael also served on multiple other humanitarian mission throughout the world. Michael loved his work as a soldier and as an OR technician. When he was home, Michael was all about his family. He loved planning adventures and challenges for his children; bringing them to climb Mt. Washington, on ski trips throughout New England, and to parks and forests throughout Connecticut where he passed on to them his love of nature and the great outdoors. A third-generation soldier, Michael loved serving his country, his community, and caring for his family. Besides his loving wife Rachel A. Clark, two children, Logan and Hailey Clark of Bolton, he leaves his parents, David Maurice Clark of Tolland and Victoria Lodge and her husband Bryan of Tolland; a sister, Sarah Vale da Serra and her husband Jamie of Tolland; a nephew and niece, Caden and Olivia Vale da Serra both of Tolland; his mother-in-law, Tammy Paradis and her husband Ed of Groton; two sisters-in-law, Chelsea Paradis of Manchester and Breanna Paradis of Hartford; and many friends, fellow soldiers, and colleagues.
Come join friends and family at Hops on the Hill in South Glastonbury, CT for a 5K Run, Ruck or Walk or just come and raise a glass and remember one of the very best presented by ODO! Cost to attend is $35. Includes 5K, one craft beer, a hotdog and an ODO UTV Ride. Regsitration opens at 10:00. Race kicks off at 11:00
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