Nathaniel D. Clifford, 32, of New York City and Littleton, died unexpectedly in Providence, R.I., on Jan. 20. He was born in Concord on May 20, 1975, son of Michael Clifford and Karon Krohn. He grew up in Littleton and was a graduate of Littleton High School, Class of 1993 and attended Johnson and Wales College in Rhode Island. Nathaniel started his career in the restaurant business on Martha's Vineyard where he was known as "The Governor" or "Cliffy." He was presently working for Starr Restaurant Group of Philadelphia where he was the training manager for Buddakan, a four-star restaurant.
Mr. Clifford traveled extensively and had a vast network of friends worldwide. He enjoyed bird watching and was the youngest member of the Mass Audubon Society at the age of 7.
His survivors include parents and stepparents, Karon and Bill Osborn of Ayer and Michael Clifford and Kathleen Gregoire of Rye, N.H.; his grandparents, Dusty Krohn of Littleton and David and Grace Osborn of Zebulon, N.C.; a sister, Rachel and her husband Greg Cotter of Shirley; a stepsister, Michelle and Clifton Costelloe of Charlotte, N.C; two step-brothers, Douglas and his wife Maria DeGrappo of Eliot, Maine, and Anthony Pappalardo of Everett; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Funeral Service was held at the Badger Funeral Home, Littleton on Jan. 25. Burial was at Westlawn Cemetery, Littleton. For those who wish, contributions may be made to Mass Audubon Society Development Office, 208, S. Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773.