Kevin Garrity, Faculty

Livestream of Kevin Garrity’s Memorial Service (1:00 pm on Sunday, November 13)

A livestream of the service is available on Williston’s YouTube Channel at the link below — you will see the service at the top left of the page, with “Live” in red. The stream will begin at 12:50pm – ten minutes before the start of the service.

Kevin Garrity, of Watertown, Connecticut, passed away suddenly on November 3, 2022 at the age of 41. Kevin attended The Frederick Gunn School in Washington, Connecticut, where he was a Prefect, honor roll student, and recipient of the Gunnery Cup upon graduation. An avid athlete, Kevin was a member of the Varsity rowing, soccer, and basketball teams in high school. In 1998, Kevin was selected for the U.S. Development rowing team and earned a spot on the national team in 1999, which led to training and international competition in Canada and Bulgaria.

Kevin attended Brown University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics and Modern American History. He was a four-year student-athlete on the Brown crew team.

After graduating in 2003, Kevin returned to The Frederick Gunn School as a faculty member, teaching science, coaching basketball and rowing, and advising students. Deeply involved in student life, he served as a Dorm Parent, Prefect Advisor, and Head of the Crew Program. He was the recipient of the Class of 1955 Distinguished Teaching Award. It was at The Frederick Gunn School where Kevin met his wife, Kate, and they were married in 2013.

In 2014, Kevin and Kate accepted Faculty roles at the Williston Northampton School in Easthampton, Massachusetts and moved onto the school’s campus. Kevin taught Physics and Chemistry at Williston; served as an Advisor and Dorm Parent; and coached rowing, basketball, soccer, and golf.

A devoted husband, father, son, and brother, Kevin is survived by his wife, Kate, and two children, Cameron (8) and Maggie (2); by his parents, Thomas and Georgia Garrity; and by his siblings, Ryan Garrity, Meghan Garrity, Caitlin Dixon, and Erin Garrity. Relatives and friends are invited to a service to be held at 1 pm on November 13 at Easthampton Congregational Church, 112 Main Street, Easthampton, Massachusetts 01027, with a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp at

8 thoughts on “Kevin Garrity, Faculty”

  1. Mr. Garrity inspired me to pursue science and especially chemistry. He is the reason I learned the skills and foundation to pursue cellular and molecular biology. He recognized the passion me and that I need help in how I thought and studied about science. I am now in the #1 pharmacy school in the country and I have always wanted to tell him he is what got me here. I have never had a teacher like him but he inspired me to be better and great and I wish I could have told him. He touched my life in such an important and impactful way I can never thank him enough. I owe my future to him.

  2. So sorry to hear this news. He was a wonderful friend and terrific teacher. He and Kate were such a wonderful part of The Frederick Gunn community. My thoughts are with Kate and family.

  3. Sending so much love and light your way! Kevin made high school a much better and brighter place! ❤️ He will be truly missed!

  4. So sad to learn this. Kevin was a beloved rowing coach at Northampton Community Rowing when Williston had a crew team joining us. We send our condolences to the Williston community, Kevin’s family and will pull an oar for him. Sally Linowski, President, Northampton Community Rowing.

  5. I was never a science student when I was at Williston. Mr. Garrity made chemistry exciting and interesting, and believed and invested in me and my success in a way that was above and beyond the expectation. His class is one I remember so fondly. I’m getting a STEM degree in undergrad now, and I can’t imagine where I would be now without his support. I have so much love for him and his family. He touched the lives of so many of my friends as well, and I hope Mrs. Garrity and the rest of their family know how much love and support so many are sending them right now.

  6. Thinking of you Kate and family. Mr. Garrity was a wonderful teacher and faculty member during my time at The Gunnery. Big hugs and lots of love & light <3

  7. So sorry to have just heard this news. I spent many fine days with Kevin during the Founders Regatta and always marvelled at his commitment to the crew program and the work it entailed. My sincere condolences to all the family members.

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