Earlier in July, Carlin’s daughter Kelly and his brother, Patrick, spent a weekend scattering his ashes at his favorite haunts around the country. They stopped in front of the nightclubs he played in New York City, and sprinkled his ashes over the water at a summer camp in New Hampshire where, as a child, Carlin received a necklace for winning the drama competition. He was wearing it the day he died.
Accompanied by old friends from the neighborhood, they also stopped at a park on the edge of Harlem where Carlin grew up.
“The wind blew him around a little bit when Kelly threw his ashes,” Patrick Carlin recalled.
“It was beautiful and touching. I really felt like my dad was smiling very large at the moment,” she said. “I knew I was doing him right.”
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