Liam Francis Clough, 26, passed away on September 18, 2022, after a valiant and brave battle with addiction. Liam was born in Westerly and graduated from Boulder Creek Academy in Bonners Ferry, ID. He worked for Solace Nutrition in Pawcatuck, a family business that brought him immense pride.
Liam was the beloved son of Thomas G. and Lisa Clough of Westerly, RI, and Hollywood, FL. He will be dearly missed by his three devoted sisters, Katherine Murtaugh and husband Patrick of Duxbury, MA, Kelsey Clough of New York City, and Hannah Major and husband Connor of Arlington, VA; as well as his adoring nephew and two nieces, Fitzgerald, Penelope, and Kennedy Murtaugh.
From a young age, Liam was an adventurous soul with a thirst for life and experiencing all it had to offer. Liam’s short life ensures that he will miss much, but during his days, he experienced life to the fullest. He camped in the winter desert for 40 days, canoed for days down wild rivers of the west, skied the highest peaks in the USA, hiked harsh trails, rode fast cars and bikes, cooked pizza in the foothills of Italy, and dove ocean’s reefs. He visited large parts of the world and loved to learn and experience other cultures, including having lived in Australia with his cherished family. Liam treasured the differences in people and believed that we are all better off when we learn from each other. He especially adored and was sensitive to animals, working with therapy horses and volunteering in shelters, and was loved and trusted back by many animal friends in return. He loved and could play music. To quote Bob Marley, “some feel the rain, others just get wet.” Liam loved the rain.
The memory of Liam’s bright smile, loyalty, quick wit, and kindness will never be forgotten. He will be especially remembered for his friendship and words of encouragement to those still struggling in recovery or simply needing a helping hand. Liam knew what it was like to be different, and he was always willing to help, especially those who were afraid to ask. He was spiritual and saw a world where the strong have an obligation to help those less fortunate rather than triumph over them.
The family welcomes friends and family to celebrate and honor his life on Thursday, October 27th, from 4 pm-7 pm at Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Pius X Church, 44 Elm St., Westerly, at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 28th. The burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Stand Up for Animals at https://www.standupforanimals.org/make-donation-now. For online condolences, please visit www.gaffneydolanfuneralhome.com