Gavin Robert Fresia

December 11, 2020 - August 12, 2023
Gavin Robert Fresia

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Gavin Robert Fresia, born on December 11, 2020, in Wilmington, North Carolina, left this world on August 12, 2023. Though his time on Earth was short, Gavin’s impact was immeasurable, and his spirit will forever be remembered.

Gavin, at the tender age of 2 years and 8 months, brought joy and inspiration to all who had the privilege of knowing him. His infectious laughter and bright smile could light up even the darkest of days. He was also known as the Director of Smiles at Keller Williams Realty. He had a special fondness for bubbles, hats, stars, music, dancing and his beloved standard poodle, Beau. Gavin loved strumming along to music with his ukulele. These simple joys brought him immense happiness, reminding us all of the beauty found in life’s simplest pleasures.

Born to Brandon Scott Fresia and Claire Marie Choate, Gavin was a cherished son whose presence filled their lives with love and warmth. The bond between Gavin and his parents was unbreakable, a testament to the incredible love they shared. Gavin’s paternal grandparents, Michael and Katherine Fresia, and maternal grandparents, Robert “Papi” and MJ “Mimi” Peirce, were fortunate to witness his growth and be part of his journey. They provided unwavering support, love, and guidance throughout his too-brief time on Earth.

Gavin’s uncles, Michael Fresia and Sam Choate, and his aunt, Anjelica Fresia, were sources of endless laughter and affection for him. Their love and presence added richness to Gavin’s life, creating memories that will forever be treasured.

A visitation will be held at Wilmington Funeral Chapel, 1535 S. 41st St. Wilmington, NC 28403 on August 20, 2023 from 4:00-6:00 pm. A Catholic mass will be held in honor of Gavin at Basilica of Saint Mary’s, 412 Ann St, Wilmington, NC 28401 on August 21, 2023, beginning at 12:00 noon, where family and friends will gather to honor his memory. Following the service, Gavin will be laid to rest at Oakdale Cemetery located at 520 N 15th St, Wilmington, NC 28401. In this time of mourning, let us also remember the joy Gavin brought into our lives. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that you consider donating a stuffed animal to be given to the Wilmington Children’s Hospital, in Gavin’s honor, allowing other children to experience the comfort and happiness that Gavin cherished.

Gavin Robert Fresia may have departed from this world too soon, but his spirit will continue to shine brightly in the hearts of all who knew him. May his memory be a guiding light, reminding us to find joy in the simplest moments and to embrace the love and laughter that surround us.

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Funeral Service

The funeral will take place on August 21, 2023 at 12:00 PM at Basilicia of Saint Mary's (412 Ann St, Wilmington, NC 28401) followed by burial at Oakdale Cemetery cemetery (520 N 15th St, Wilmington, NC 28401)

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  • September 11, 2023
    Rebekah Cullen says:
    I enjoyed being Gavin's neighbor so much! Seeing him and his shy little smile in the elevator. Watching him love on his pup, Beau. Such a sweet little soul! Praying for overwhelming peace and comfort for both Brandon and Claire.

  • September 02, 2023
    Denise and Tim lit a candle:
    Lit since September 2, 2023 at 9:33:12 AM

  • August 22, 2023 lit a candle:
    Lit since August 22, 2023 at 8:10:46 AM

  • August 21, 2023
    Di & John Huston says:
    To sweet Gavin’s family, especially Claire, MJ, Rob and Sam: a candle was lit at St Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, Austria today in honor and memory of Gavin. We send our love across the miles to all of you.

  • August 21, 2023
    Williamson lit a candle:
    Lit since August 21, 2023 at 8:02:14 PM