Naugatuck – Brandon N. Stallworth, 37, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 22, at St. Mary’s Hospital with his loving wife by his side. He was the husband of Emily E. (Olore) Stallworth.
Brandon was born June 9, 1983 in Waterbury, son of Sylvester and Pamela (Fairfax) Stallworth of Naugatuck.
In addition to his wife and parents, Brandon is survived by his brother, Marcus A. Stallworth and his wife Mayra of Waterbury; his best friend, Tristan L. Young and his wife Veronica Young of Albany, NY; his nephew Jaden, Godson Cameron and niece Jasmine. Brandon is also survived by his loving in-laws Louis and Joyce Olore, sisters-in-law Amanda Olore (Christopher Ball) and Carrie Olore (Kyle Hunter).
For those who knew Brandon, he was the true definition of a “Gentle Giant”. Beyond the 6’4” clearly visible physical stature, he exemplified unwavering love and loyalty to those who were graciously granted sanctuary into his selective circle. His loyalty has never been more present then in his fandom for his beloved Chicago Bulls and Dallas Cowboys whose records may not have warranted his enthusiasm and passion but it was given none the less. For those who knew Brandon well, he was our superhero, our Superman. Blessed with the ability of communication & clever wordplay; some could misconstrue his powers as stubbornness. Brandon was never one who complained about what he was dealing with as he battled MS (multiple sclerosis), yet never let it deter his passionate determination for anything he did and everything he believed in. This was a man who would give you the shirt off his back if you were in need. But like all superhero’s, this one had his own type of kryptonite...not the green kind but literally a heart that just couldn’t keep up.
From a young age Brandon demonstrated his infectious personality by taking over his neighborhood one dared foot race at a time. His love of debate left him marching to the beat of his own drum and dragging some of his friends along with him. As an alumnus & advocate for Naugatuck High School sports his competitive nature turned from his physical love of basketball and football and continued to his cerebral domination of anything competitive including Crazy 8’s in which he was the (self proclaimed) champion. Naturally such an amazing individual would find his call to duty at a position that allowed him to be as super as he was and we would not be able to tell his story if you didn’t mention all the lives he was able to touch as a Residential Program Manager for special needs individuals.
The Stallworth family would like to thank Brandon’s direct care team of nurses and doctors at Saint Mary’s Hospital for the amazing job they did as our superhero’s sidekick throughout his battle. Unfortunately in this story our hero was not physically victorious; however to continue to carry on his legacy and mission, in lieu of flowers we request donations made in his memory to National MS Society (nationalmssociety.org) or the Special Olympics Connecticut (soct.org). Thank you Brandon, for giving us the privilege to know and love you.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, June 26, from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Bergin Funeral Home 290 East Main St. Waterbury. A graveside service will be held on Saturday at 10:00 A.M. at Lake Elise Cemetery in Middlebury.
All those friends and relatives attending calling hours and the graveside service are reminded to follow CDC recommendations for COVID 19 prevention and are required to wear a mask and practice safe social distancing. Please wait outside the funeral home until instructed to enter. You are asked to exit the building after extending your condolences.