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“Ah Clarence. You always made me laugh. I have fond memories of family dinners with you. Rest inpeac ”
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Clarence Edwin Handy – October 16, 1922-March 24, 2015 Clarence was born in Attleboro, MA. He served in World War II in Germany, Luxembourg, and Austria as a Combat Engineer. His stories were many…about the time he met General George Patton; how he built bridges with his fellow soldiers and then blew them up; how an Army buddy taught him to play the harmonica on the streets of Austria. When Clarence returned to the states, he resided in West Suffield, CT. When he married Marie Martin, they set up their home in Enfield, CT. Clarence worked for the State of Connecticut as the Supervisor of Water Pollution Control at Bradley Field, retiring after 35 years. One of Clarence's favorite things was going to Vermont where he and his wife refurbished an old farmhouse. He spent much time there, had a lot of laughs, made new friends and created fond memories. Clarence leaves behind his wife of 64 years, Marie. He also leaves his daughter, Sandra, of Windsor, CT son-in-law, Kim and his grandson, Nicholas. He also leaves behind his son, Steven, of Williamstown, VT, his daughter-in-law, Wanda, and his grandson, Bryan. Clarence led a good, long life. He was loved my many and will be missed by all. "Old soldiers never die, they just fade away." His family will receive friends on Friday, April 3, 5-7 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 7 p.m., at the Carmon Windsor Funeral Home, 807 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. The family has requested that memorial donations be made to Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, Inc., 103 Vision Way, Bloomfield, CT 06002.