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Clifford Raymond Canfield, Jr.

May 14, 2018

Clifford Raymond Canfield, Jr., of East Hampton, passed away on May 14, 2018 at his home.  Born in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, he was the son of the late Clifford and Dorothy (Collins) Canfield.

Cliff lived in Wethersfield prior to moving to East Hampton in 2002.  He was self-employed as an artist doing custom painting on Harley Davidson motorcycles.  In addition to his own business “Cliff Design,” he also spent many years as the “artist in residence” for Thomas Engel at Highway Service in East Hampton.  His incredibly detailed, award-winning work was featured on motorcycles, truck tailgates, pick-up trucks, boats and tractor trailers in Connecticut and throughout New England.  Following the death of Cliff’s best friend Engel, he continued painting custom artwork on golf carts for Route 66 Motorsports in Portland. Cliff was very close to his family especially his nephew and nieces.

Cliff is survived by his brother, David M. Canfield and his wife, Deborah of Hamburg, NY; his nephew, David Canfield, Jr.; two nieces, Rachel McCann and Alicia Wicka and six great nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents, Cliff was predeceased by his sister, Elaine Ricci.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m. in Cromwell Hillside Cemetery East, 24 Hillside Road, Cromwell. On Sunday, May 20 there will be a celebration of Cliff’s life and work at Markham Meadows Campground, 9 Markham Road in East Hampton from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. where friends are encouraged to gather.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Cliff’s memory may be made to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.  To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit


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