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Clayton A. Church, Sr.

June 7, 1933 ~ July 1, 2022 (age 89)


Clayton Arnold Church, Sr. 89, of Windham, CT passed peacefully into everlasting rest surrounded by his loving family on July 1, 2022. Clayt was born in Vernon, CT on June 7, 1933 to Clinton and Doris (Snell) Church.

He resided at St. Joseph Living Center for over a year. Clayton and his wife, Liz, lived in Coventry, CT for over 60 years where they raised their five children. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1956. Clayt worked at Royal Typewriter of Hartford, CT for over 30 years and enjoyed fixing things. He was a wonderful provider for his family and visited with extended family often.  He was a devoted son who visited his mom in the nursing home almost every day. 

In addition to his wife of 65 years, Liz, Clayton is survived by his children, Deborah “Debbie” Kissane and her husband John, Angela Potterton and her husband Robert “Bob”, Clayton Church, Jr and his wife Jacqueline, and Linda Richardson and her husband Brian; grandchildren, John, Ryan and his wife Jasmin, Patrick, James and his wife Lisa, Sean, Jack, Liam and his wife Taylor, Kathleen, and Molly Kissane, Robert Potterton III and his wife Carissa and Erica Potterton; and Jennifer and Jayla Church; great grandchildren, Erin, Brendan, Emma, and Ronan Kissane, Mia White, Adam and Kimberly Potterton; brother, Corey Church; sister-in-law, Joyce Church and nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents, son Eric, sisters Isabelle Marinelli, Dorothy Randall and brothers Clinton Church, Clifton Church, and grandson, Brendan Kissane.

There are no calling hours. A Funeral Mass will be held for Clayton on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at 11:00am at St. Mary’s Church, 1600 Main St. Coventry, CT. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Birthright of Windham, 122 Valley Street, Willimantic, CT  06226.

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Funeral Mass
July 5, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Mary's Church
1600 Main St.
Coventry, CT 06238

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