Riley R. Clayton

June 7, 1999 ~ January 19, 2024 (age 24) 24 Years Old

Riley Clayton Obituary

Nashua, NH: Riley R. Clayton, aka “Skinny”, passed away this past weekend in Nashua NH. 

Born on June 7th, 1999, to Ralph Clayton and Brandy Lapine, Riley would also become the son of Brandy’s husband, Jeff Lapine and Ralph’s wife, Rebecca Clayton. Riley grew up, and lived, in Newport, NH most of his life. He graduated from Newport High School where he played, and was celebrated, for his talents on, and off, the gridiron. Riley loved all sports but football was his passion. He played a pivotal role in his team's undefeated season which led to a state championship, which was one of his proudest moments. Riley was a natural leader and someone people could look up to. After graduating, Riley worked various jobs, all of which he excelled at. He loved working with his friends. His latest job in construction/carpentry was his favorite. 

Riley was a brother, son, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend to so many. When he wasn’t working, he loved being with friends, with family, nature, working on both of his Dad's Harley’s, cruising, trips with Mama, swimming, watching sports, listening to music, and much more. He was the life of the party and a protector of everything he loved. People gravitated towards his big smile, protective nature, humor, and old soul. Riley was the strongest man to anybody who knew him. To be family, and a friend, of Riley’s was the greatest gift anyone could receive. 

Riley was there for anyone who needed him. He was loyal, strong, brave, intelligent, thoughtful, generous and forgiving. Riley had all of the qualities of an amazing man from the time he was born, to his last day. He carried himself strongly through every adversity he’d ever faced. He showed everyone who knew him a man they could look up to and someone that everyone could confide in. There aren’t enough words to describe how great Riley Clayton was. The positive impact he left on his loved ones will live on forever. 

Riley is predeceased by his Papa, Ralph E. Clayton Sr.; Mimi Carrol Clayton; Aunt Linda Clayton; Grandfather Michael Lapine; Cousin Nathan Clayton; Great Uncle George Clayton; Gage Harris; and Jasmine Menard.

Riley is survived by his parents Brandy Lapine and Jeff Lapine; Ralph Clayton Jr. and Rebecca Clayton; brothers Dallas Clayton, Phoenix Clayton, and Ryan Lapine; sisters Angel Lewis, Ashlyn Lapine, Molly Miller, and Emily Miller; Grandparents Russell Bowne, Miriam Bowne, Joanne Lapine, Tammie Lapine and Nancy Clayton; Niece Makenzie; Nephews Isaac, Jakey, Masyn, and Myles; Uncles Nick Bowne and Aaron Bunker, Chad Rivet, and Jason Manning; Aunts Lisa Clayton, Joanne Bowne, Rhonda Piecuch, Shelly Bowne, Tina Rivet, and Teri Manning; Cousins Cale and Cory Manseau, Stephanie Olivares, Chuck and Jesse Dubecky, Cody and Angelina Bowne, Brittney Bowne Dunham, Leslie Porter, Devin Porter, Julia Manning, and Domenic Manning, along with many friends and extended family who mourn his loss. 

Calling hours will be held January 27th, 3-5 pm at Newton Bartlett Funeral Home on 42 Main St, Newport NH.

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January 27, 2024

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home
42 Main Street
Newport, NH 03773


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