On June 10, we said goodbye to a beautiful soul. Carly-Ann Thompson, 22, of Deep River, was born on Feb. 3, 2000, to her loving parents Danielle and Bill Thompson. In addition to her parents, she leaves behind a brother, Ethan Thompson. She also left behind her father’s wife Annie Tysver Thompson and her grandparents, Terry and Rich Layden and Paul Robertson and Beverly Chapman. Carly-Ann was predeceased by her grandfather William Thompson. Carly leaves behind a large loving family, including three aunts, Kelly, Krystle and Wendy; two uncles, Paul and Wes; and many cousins and friends, all of whom she loved with all her heart.
Carly has a very special bond with her younger cousins and always wanted to spend time with them and her family. She got great joy in playing sports with the kids, taking them out for ice cream and bike rides and most of all loved making them laugh. Carly was very passionate about all sports, especially basketball, where she was a star player at Valley Regional and AAU. She was always determined to the best, so much so, she would challenge her dad to play defense against her. Her mother and Grammy Terry could always be heard at every game as they were by far the loudest in the crowd. She also played lacrosse and was an avid runner. She loved watching the Celtics and UConn women’s basketball with her brother, who is her best friend.
Carly embraced a silliness and joy that was incredibly contagious. It was impossible to keep a straight face as she’s sending you one of her funny TikToks, Snap Chat videos, or a hilarious filtered selfie. Carly was a selfless and giving soul, giving her time to missionary trips, feeding the homeless, and even giving them her last dollar. Despite all these amazing qualities, Carly suffered greatly from an eating disorder. She was a warrior and never gave up. God had different plans and needed another angel.
Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, at the First Congregational Church of Deep River, 1 Church Street in Deep River, with a service immediately following. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to The Project Heal Foundation. Please visit theprojectheal.org. To share a memory of Carly-Ann or leave a condolence for her family, please visit www.rwwfh.com. Arrangements are by the Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home in Centerbrook. “Eating disorder recovery is hard, getting treatment should not be.” “We love and miss you, Carly.”