Clarence Ernest Canfield, 90, beloved husband of the late Esther Kuziak Canfield, died peacefully October 30, at the River Glen Health Care Center in Southbury, surrounded by his family. Born in Easton, March 29, 1928, he was the son of the late Ernest and Alma Wells Canfield.
His brother Leon Canfield and his wife, Marie, of Sandy Hook; and several nieces and nephews survive him.
His brother William Canfield predeceased him.
Mr Canfield grew up in Easton and later moved to Ansonia once he and his wife were married in 1950. He was a US Coast Guard and Merchant Marine veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion Post 200 of Rocky Hill. He worked as a sales manager for the Seaview Auto Supply Co of Bridgeport for 20 years. He then established his own business in Shelton, C.E. Canfield Co, selling and servicing power equipment and kerosene heaters for 16 years. Although he retired in 1992, he was a co-owner and salesman for the Huntington Power Equipment Co until 2007.
He was known as a genuine people person and was seldom, if ever, not sporting a huge smile to share with the many people he encountered throughout his life. Mr Canfield was an active member of the Valley Heart Club and a devoted volunteer of Griffin Hospital for decades, which offered him the opportunity to provide gentle support to others and share the warm compassion he was always so willingly ready to share.
Mr Canfield enjoyed fishing, golfing, and woodworking and made beautiful furniture for his home. Along with his wife, he enjoyed taking road trips and traveled extensively throughout the United States.
Family and friends may call Sunday, November 4, from 3 to 6 pm, in the Wakelee Memorial Funeral Home, 167 Wakelee Avenue, Ansonia.
Funeral Services will take place Monday, November 5, at 11 am, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in St Peter and Paul Cemetery, Derby.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 North Michigan Avenue Floor 17, Chicago IL 60601, or online at alz.org.
Online condolences may be made at wakeleememorial.com.