Neil Beckwith, 90, of North Haven, died peacefully on June 22, 2014. Father of Donald S. Beckwith, his wife Debbie, and their daughters, Sarah Pires and husband Mario, of Southington, and their daughter Ava, Rachel Caruso and her husband Scott, of Avon, Abigail Beckwith, of North Haven, Rev. Martha Peck and her husband William Peck, M.D., and their sons, Ethan, of Joshua Tree, CA, and Benjamin, of Brooklyn, NY, Andrew P. Beckwith and his wife Diane, of Wallingford, and their son Daniel. Also survived by his sister Shirley Wilcox, of Wallingford, and Neil's dear companion Sigrid H. Moore, of North Haven. He was predeceased by his wife, Ruth Huff Beckwith, his brothers, Donald G. and Gordon W. Beckwith, formerly of West Haven, and his brother-in-law, Jack Huff, formerly of Gilbertsville, NY. He was an Executive Vice President of the former Second New Haven Bank, President of Amity Bank of Woodbridge, and the organizing President of Founders Bank of New Haven. He was a graduate of West Haven High School, the American Institute of Banking, the School of Banking at Williams College, where he also served as a director, and the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University. He was a member of the Quinnipiack Club, where he served as a Board Member, as well as a term as President, and was an avid duckpin bowler. He was a 55 year member of the Annawon Lodge # 15 A.F. & A.M. in West Haven, and a member of North Haven Congregational Church. He served as a Director on the boards of the following organizations: the former Greater New Haven State Technical College, the City Missionary Society, the North Haven Library, Davenport Village, the CT Society for the Prevention of Blindness, the Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven, and Junior Achievement. He also served as a Chairman of the CT Bankers Association Operations Committee, and the North Haven Cemetery Commission. During WWII, he served three years in the U.S. Navy as a Radio Operator on the U.S.S. Fessenden in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Pacific Seas. Funeral service will be Thursday morning June 26 at 10 am at BEECHER & BENNETT 2300 WHITNEY AVE. HAMDEN. Friends may visit with his family Wednesday from 4-7 pm. Interment in Beaverdale Memorial Park.

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  1. .To the Beckwith Family,I am sorry to hear of your loss.Neil was an excellent neighbor for the past 35 years and such a wonderful person.

  2. To the Beckwith Family: I was so sorry to read of the loss of your dear Dad. He has been a neighbor for the past 25 years and I always enjoyed seeing him. He was such a kind and good man whose generosity and wisdom meant so much. He always shared many stories of his life and family. We had an instant connection being both from West Haven. I will miss his smile, good nature and seeing him outside the house puttering. May you find a sense of comfort and peace in his memorable life and love….With Sincere Sympathy, Karen Naples

  3. To the entire Beckwith Family- How sad I am for you to have lost such a great Dad and all around great human being. The picture of him that you chose is exactly how I will always remember him. He was always smiling and loved life and his family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Keep dear in your heart all of your great memories. He will always be a part of your souls. Draw from that on those days you are missing him most. He will always let you know he’s with you. God Bless you all. Charlotte Albert.

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