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880 Hopmeadow Street
P.O. Box 335
Simsbury, CT 06070
Phone: 860-658-7613
Fax: 860-651-0476
Arthur Chouinard

Arthur Chouinard

October 23, 2020
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March 12, 1931 - October 23, 2020

Avon, CT - Arthur Charles Chouinard of Avon, CT passed away peacefully at The Residence at Brookside, Avon, CT on Oct 23, 2020. Arthur is survived by his former wife, Sally Chouinard of Canton, CT, and their five children, John Chouinard of Bristol, CT, Mary Ellen Chouinard Beauchamp and her husband Robert Beauchamp of Berlin, MA, Paul Chouinard and his wife Clara of St., Johns, FL, Nancy Norander and her husband, Phil of Las Vegas NV, and Tom Chouinard and his wife Kathy, of Canton, CT. He was a loving father and grandfather and also leaves 8 grandchildren; Jarrett, Emily, Danielle, Amanda, Cole, Kayla, Kyle, and Olivia, and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his brother Don Chouinard of Vernon, CT. He was predeceased by his parents Art and Doris (Gaudet) Chouinard. Born and raised in Hartford, CT, Art was a graduate of Bulkeley High School and served as an artist and musician in the US Air Force Band and performed with his lifelong friends Hank Little and Jerry Pearlman.

Art was a self-employed graphic artist for most of his career, working with Conn General Corp, Aetna Insurance and Avon Country Club.

Art’s lifelong love for music, he was considered a virtuoso trombonist performing with many local bands for many years at several venues throughout CT, with such favorite band mates Nick Casciano, Lou Ball, Milton Flynn, and Charlie Rice.
As a resident of Avon, CT, Art was a member of the Avon Jaycees Softball Team sponsored by George’s Pizza of Unionville, CT.

Art was a well known and talented Farmington Valley artist and realist painter and his paintings have been on display throughout New England. Art served as a longstanding member, including a term as President, of the Avon Arts Association. Known for his realistic and detailed paintings, striking quality for accuracy and composition, his work and signature marine scenes had earned him many commendations and awards.

Art was an avid New York Yankees and New York Giants fan, and a devoted member of the St. Ann’s Church of Avon, CT.

Calling hours are Thursday, October 29, 4 p.m. -7 p.m. at the Vincent Funeral Home, 120 Albany Turnpike, Canton, CT, followed by a burial October 30 at 10:00am at Mount St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield, CT.

In lieu of flowers, donations could be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
 
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  • Visitation

    October 29, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    October 29, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Vincent Funeral Home - Canton
    Address
    120 Albany Turnpike
    Canton, CT 06019
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  • Service

    October 30, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    October 30, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    Mt. St. Benedict
    Address
    1 Cottage Grove Road
    Bloomfield, CT 06002
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  • Interment

    Location
    Mt. St. Benedict
    Address
    1 Cottage Grove Road
    Bloomfield, CT 06002
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Laurie Holden

Posted at 02:32pm
My friend Sarah and I always enjoyed going to the Christmas Cottage Boutique as Art would be there. I bought many of his note cards with envelopes with the Collinsville Ax factory scene on it that he had done. Remarkable how well he had done this, and we so enjoyed talking with him as he would show us ones that he had done and others that he had enjoyed doing.
What a pleasure it always was to see his smile when we approached him, for he was such a gracious thoughtful insightful man.
I was just looking for a good friends memorial posting last night and happened to see Art’s here. I am so glad I saw this. I was wondering how he was with all that went on this year. I am ever thankful for his encouraging me to start painting again. He was a real blessing to Sarah and me. Sending many blessing to his family during these months ahead. Matthew 11:28,
Sarah and I will surely miss him, Laurie Holden
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Cynthia Quintiliani

Posted at 08:49am
To the Chouinard Family,

I would like to express my deepest condolences. I will never forget all the memories I have of sharing good times with your family.

Cindy Quintiliani
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Michael Simmons

Posted at 05:26pm
John, so sorry for your Dad's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Stay safe. Michael Simmons and family.
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Guy McKinstry

Posted at 01:38pm
Sad to hear of Art's passing. We shared many great times together. Many after George's Softball games or off season team parties. He will be missed!!
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