On Wednesday, January 27, 2016, Damone Clarke passed away after losing his battle with Cancer. A member of the DYC family, Damone had just turned 17.
“God, he was a great kid,” Marty Walsh, who’d had a couple of meetings with Damone, told Peter Gelzinis in an interview. “I was just blown away by his strength, his maturity. A lot of kids in Dorchester are going to have a guardian angel looking down on them.