Arthur 'Art' Civitelli, Jr., 63, husband of Lynn White Civitelli of Wethersfield (formerly of Meriden), passed away suddenly September 19, 2017. Father of Krysten Civitelli of West Hartford, Katie Civitelli of Wethersfield, and the late Kimberly Civitelli. Son of Dorothy Larson Civitelli of Cheshire and the late Arthur Civitelli, Sr. Brother of David Civitelli of Mobile, AL and the late Robert Civitelli. He is also survived by 3 nieces and a nephew, and many 'adopted' children. Art was employed at Elim Park Baptist Home as a Maintenance Supervisor for 27 years before his retirement in 2016. He enjoyed bowling, singing, gardening, helping others, his cat, hazelnut coffee (light and sweet), talking, bear hugs, and hanging out with his family. Friends are invited to visit with his family at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden on Monday, September 25 from 5-7 PM. A Prayer Service will be held at 7 PM. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Interstitial Cystitis Assoc. at http://ichelp.convio.net./donate or to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association.

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  1. Lynn and children, We are truly sorry to hear of Artie’s passing. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you during this difficult time. May the happy memories you have made with Artie live on in your hearts. In our prayers, Susan, Maria, Cristina & Dana . If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them.. ~ James O’Barr ~

  2. Dear Lynn and family, I am so very sorry to hear that Art has passed away so suddenly!!! I wish I was there to give you a hug! I will be praying for you all!!! God bless you, Nancy Mosher

  3. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family. My Husband and I worked with Art at Elim Park. He was the kindest, most hardworking man and would help me and my nursing staff with anything we ever needed. God Bless You in Heaven Art & God Bless Your Family on Earth.

  4. Dear Lynn, Krysten, and Katie-Art was one in a million, and the love of his .girls. always resonated in how proudly he spoke of you all and Kim. His eyes would light up when describing how beautiful, intelligent, funny and loving you all are, and would joke how Lynn had to .put up with him. because Art always said he got the better end of the deal with you as his wife. My deepest condolences go out to you in this time of sorrow with the passing of our beloved friend Arthur, Art, Artie, Gone too soon my friend….

  5. Lynn, my deepest condolences to you and your family. I worked with Art for 9 years. He was always pleasant and very hard working. He would not hesitate to do any task presented to him, promptly and with a smile. A real gentleman. My prayers go out to you at this time.

  6. My sincere condolences to the Civitelli family. I worked with Art many years ago at Elim Park. He was such a kind and caring person. I know he will be missed. My prayers go out to you at this time of sorrow.

  7. To the Civitelli Family– so sorry to hear about my dear cousin Artie. He was a wonderful & kind person I know he is with God—-Love, prayer & thoughts are with you—-Cousin Chicky (this was your dad’s favorite name for me)

  8. Dear Lynn and Family, Sandy and I were so shocked to read this note regarding Artie’s death. I was glad I was sitting down! We are at Jim and Helen Blois’s home in northern Maine. We all want to let you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Art was a good friend, and we spent many times in conversation and encouraging one another as we worked together and as I visited my Mom after my retirement. He was so looking forward to retirement. He loved you all, and was so proud of you all. May the God of all Comfort, and Peace be with you all. Pastor Glenn and Sandy

  9. Dear Civitelli Family, My sincerest condolences and sympathy. I am so sorry to hear of this, another tragic loss for your family. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this time of grieving.

  10. Dear Lynn and Family, It is difficult to find the right words of sympathy to extend to you. The most wonderful hope we can have is to know Art professed Christ as his Lord and Savior, and to know that not only is he in Heaven with Jesus right now, but that he has been reunited with Kim. Art always spoke of being reunited with Kim someday, and what a glorious place they are sharing together. After working with Art for over three years at Elim Park, I can say that he was more than a manager. He was a dear friend, and we had many deep conversations where we confided with each other the needs of our hearts. I had the privilege of sharing intimate conversations with him as well as moments of uncontrollable laughter. It is my highest regret that I did not see Artie after coming home from the Army. I know he prayed for my safety while I was in the service. Hearing of his passing was difficult, but I find comfort in knowing I will see him again someday. Unfortunately, I am overseas at the moment, but when I come home I should like to pay my respects. I would never try to understand the pain your family is going through, and the difficulties you’ve had over the years. But I do know that the God of all comfort understands all and will bring peace. I want to offer my deepest sympathies on the passing of Arthur. He was a good friend and is deeply missed.

  11. Dear Lynn and family — Scott & I were so shocked and sad to hear of Art’s death. We had just viewed your England photos with Katie on Facebook the week before and were so happy for your travels. Our hearts and prayers go out to you all.

  12. I am so very sorry to read of Art’s passing. I have missed him at Elim since his retirement. He was warm, kind and friendly to all, especially to the Residents. He never let the stress of more work, with less and less help, change that. May happy memories help you thru your grief.

  13. Lorraine and I were so shocked to hear about Art’s passing. We miss him very much. Dorothy, Lynn and family is in our thoughts and prayers

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