Pittston – Bradley (Brad) Andrew Carleton, 33, passed away on Friday, October 6, 2023. He was born in Augusta on December 26th 1989, the son of Stephanie Ogren LaPointe and Carroll Carleton, both of Pittston.\n\nBrad was pre-deceased by his grandfather Charles Carleton, grandmothers Theresa “T.T.” Scholz and Linda Reynolds Ogren, and his brother Nathan LaPointe. \n\nHe is survived by his mother; his father and stepmother Kimberly Carleton; stepfather Stephen LaPointe and his wife Danielle of Gardiner; grandmother Donna Carleton of Pittston; grandfather Roger Ogren of Albion; grandfather Edson “Eddie” Scholz of Augusta; sister Shawna Carleton Rioux and her husband Cody of Pittston, and their children Mckinley, Jameson, and Brynleigh; brother Alex LaPointe and his partner Savannah Vinton-Mullens of Pittston, brother Logan Carleton of Pittston and his partner Nadia Kempton; sister Cassandra LaPointe; uncle Roger “Rick” Ogren of Mt Vernon; aunt Andrea “Nan” Donovan and her husband Craig of Chelsea; aunt Amy Henderson and her husband Brian of Mt. Vernon; his cousins Katherine Donovan and Erik Ogren, both of Chelsea; girlfriend Ashley Work of Sidney; and his cat and special buddy Keo.\n\nBrad had a love of sports throughout his life. He attended Gardiner Area High School where he was a standout football player and helped earn a State Championship title for the Gardiner Tigers in 2007. He also had a love for lacrosse. He was a captain on each of these teams which showed the respect he had from his teammates and coaches, as well as his leadership abilities. He was strong, dedicated, and passionate about his sports as well as his team, and it showed. \n\nBrad attended the University of Southern Maine where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts and a minor in Psychology. He had a knack for remembering even the smallest of details about people, history, events, sports, theories, the universe, you name it. \n\nHe had a love for old rock music, watching horror movies with uncle Craig, podcasts, and Star Wars. He was an avid video game player. He didn’t miss a single football Sunday with family. His presence was enormous – he was the life of every room. His laughter was infectious, and his smile could turn anyone’s day around. He loved his people so fiercely and deeply, and he was so easy to love. Being around his family and friends, and cracking jokes to make everyone laugh was something he enjoyed most. He would always be the one laughing the loudest and hardest no matter what. \n\nOne of Brad’s greatest joys was to be with his two nieces and nephew and he could always be found attending one of their sporting events, recitals, birthday celebrations and every life milestone with them, being their biggest fan! He loved to tease them, wrestle, and join in on the chaos that surrounds three small children. \n\nNot only did everyone love him, but animals did too and his biggest fan was his pet cat, Keo. He knew the sound of Brad’s car and would wait for him at the front door every day when he got home. He had a great love for animals and taking care of them. \n\n“We’ll always be with you. No one’s ever really gone. A thousand generations live in you now.” – Luke Skywalker\n\nHe will truly be missed by so many. Until we meet again. \n\n Calling hours will be Friday October 13, 2023 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm followed by a Celebration of life at the Pittston Fairground, in Pittston. \n\nArrangements have been made by Staples Funeral Home in Gardiner.