Nolan Fergus Gibbons, 15
Aug 20, 2020
Nolan Fergus Gibbons, 15, of Marion, passed away in his sleep early Tuesday morning, August 18. He attended Sippican Elementary School and Old Rochester Junior High and High School.
Born on July 12, 2005 in Boston, Nolan came into the world making musical cries. By the age of 5, he was in constant motion, dancing, singing and teaching himself piano.
In the next 10 years, Nolan went from private singing lessons to performing across New England in the Encore Repertory Theater, Break A Leg Theater Company and Showstoppers, garnering roles in productions of West Side Story, Young Frankenstein, The Wizard of Oz, Seussical the Musical, Mary Poppins, including the lead in Shrek The Musical.
In 2017, he won “New England’s Got Talent” with his own arrangement of John Lennon’s ”Imagine” (singing live with his own pre-recorded video/vocals in the final round).
His momentum lead him to join Acapop!KIDS, a professional teen a cappella group, where he sang and performed nationally in concerts, albums and music videos. In 2019 and 2020 he sang in the renowned A Cappella Academy camp in Los Angeles—“the best 10 days of my entire life”—performing and composing with people and music he dearly loved. His original songs and compositions are set to release this fall.
He is survived by his loving parents, Warren and Sheila (Arenstam) Gibbons; his grandparents, Boyd and Gay Gibbons and the late Anne and John Arenstam; a vibrant, caring community of artists and musicians; his beloved cats, Evie, Roland, and Ruthy; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family.
Funeral services will be held privately. A public memorial service will be held at a date and time to be announced. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations please be made to the Nolan Gibbons Memorial Fund, https://www.gofundme.com/f/nolan-gibbons-memorial.