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Kevin Sutherland, 24, Bridgeport Native Who Interned For Himes

Kevin J. Sutherland, 24, was born in Bridgeport and raised in Trumbull.
Kevin J. Sutherland, 24, was born in Bridgeport and raised in Trumbull. Photo Credit: File

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Funeral services will be held Monday for Kevin Joseph Sutherland, a Bridgeport native and a 2009 graduate of Trumbull High School, who was slain July 4 in Washington, D.C . He was 24.

Sutherland, of Trumbull and Washington D.C., was the son of Douglas and Theresa Bevacqua Sutherland of Trumbull. He was born on April 8, 1991, in Bridgeport.

He attended American University and earned his bachelor's degree in political science and communications in 2013. Sutherland was elected to two terms as secretary of student government and touched the community so deeply that the university flags were flown at half-staff to honor his memory.

While in college, he worked as an intern for U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, both in his campaign and congressional offices, and also volunteered for the White House Office of Presidential Correspondence.

Sutherland was employed at New Blue Interactive in Washington as a digital strategist and was driven to use his talents in politics and technology to affect political change and improve the world.

He was also passionate about photography, soccer, and music of all kinds, especially country music, and was an avid fan of the New York Yankees and the Washington Nationals.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two uncles, Michael Bevacqua and his wife Alberina of Stratford, and Joseph Sutherland of Raleigh, N.C.; and many cousins, a great uncle, a great aunt, as well as extended family and friends. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Joseph and Angeline Bevacqua and J. Gwyn and Myrtle Sutherland.

Relatives and friends may greet the family at calling hours on Sunday, July 12, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull.

Funeral services will take place Monday July 13, at 9:30 a.m. in the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, and at 10:30 a.m. in St. Jude Church, Monroe, for a Mass of Christian Burial. Entombment will follow in the St. Monica Mausoleum in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association by going to www.cmtausa.org/url/kevin or to the American University Kevin Joseph Sutherland Memorial Fund by going to american.edu/sutherlandmemorialfund .

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