Arthur A. Spence, age 64, of New Haven, passed away on June 18th, 2015. Born in Atlanta GA on May 29, 1951 he was a son of the late Willie Spence Sr. & Magnolia Childs. Arthur was predeceased by his wife Hattie L. Whitfield Spence and his brother Willie Spence Jr. He is survived by his daughters, Leslie Spence of New London, Tracey Conyers & her husband David of Grayson, GA and Kristal Spence of New London; his son Arthur Allen Spence II of New London; his grandson Ryan Conyers, and his sisters, Lois Pollard & her husband Carl of Hamden and Fannie Jackson of Hamden. He was a former regional manager for the Dial America Company and also owned and operated AJ's Bait and Tackle in New London and was a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, June 23 at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Friends may visit with his family prior to the service, from 10:00-11:00 AM. Burial will follow in Beaverdale Memorial Park.

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  1. I’m heartbroken that Art Spence has left Us and is taking the journey home to become an Ancestor. In recent months I had the pleasure of talking with Art by phone and his heart was set on coming to New York City to be .Amongst. the Barnard-Columbia Family he loved so much. I’m sorry his physical presence will not be with Us, but the memories that have stood the test of time over the past 40 plus years will keep Art and Hattie in my mind and heart forever!

    Friendship Is Essential To The Soul,

    Brother Zach Husser & Family

  2. May the family find peace and comfort as you celebrate Alan’s life. God bless you. My love and prayers are with you always…

  3. Art and I go back to the 7th grade at Troupe Jr. High. I have the honor to say we spoke on the phone just as few weeks ago. As always, we laughed and talked of younger days. I’ll never forget he time you picked up that football from the center of a crowd during a high school game against Hillhouse, and you ran it for at least an 80 yard touchdown (smile).

    My condolences to your family members!! Travel safe, my brother…

  4. Dear Spence family, Our family is devastated over this sad, sad news. May he rest in peace with his beloved Lorraine. Your parents were lovely people…your dad a wonderful man! Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Go Columbia!!!

  5. May the Lord God receive Art into His Glorious Kingdom. During the time that I have been acquainted with Art Spence he has always been a great guy, talented student-athlete, consummate teammate, and wonderful human being. His absence from among us is a huge shortfall. May God Bless Art, his family, and all of his friends and acquaintances. Our sincerest prayers are for him and each of you.

    Respectfully,

    Jim L. Considine

    NDHS Football Team, Class of 1966

    Denver, Colorado

  6. Dear Spence family and friends,

    I heard from an old colleague from Dial America that we lost Art this month. I knew Art when he first started at Dial American in East Haven in the mid 1980s. We worked together for a few years before I left the company. We stayed in touch some over the years, but not as much as we probably should have.

    I am very saddened to hear of his passing. My prayers are with his family and friends.

    Bob Rosenthal

    Chicago, IL

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