C. Arthur ‘Art’ Eddy
SALISBURY — C. Arthur “Art” Eddy passed away on Feb. 19, 2023, after a brief illness. He was 90 and was a long-time resident of Salisbury, where he leaves a legacy of community involvement, having served as a volunteer for numerous organizations, including the School Board, the Board of Finance, the Board of Tax Review, and the Salisbury Association. He was a long-time member of the Northwest Connecticut Unitarian Fellowship and the Salisbury Congregational Church.
Art arrived in Salisbury with his family in 1963 to join the faculty at The Hotchkiss School, where he was a mathematics teacher and coach for three decades. Even after retirement, he stayed connected to the school community; regularly attending Hotchkiss events and playing golf on the school course.
Born in Gardner, Massachusetts, on May 11, 1932, Art earned his B.A. from Colby College in Maine in 1954 and was a pitcher on Colby’s baseball team. He was a proud Colby alumnus, serving as the Class of 1954 Correspondent for nearly 20 years. He received an M.Ed. from the University of Massachusetts in 1962, and an M.A. in mathematics education from the University of Oregon in 1969.
Art loved his career as a teacher. He loved and was proud of his family. He enjoyed a good pun and Haagen Daz coffee ice cream. And he was passionate about golf, which he played throughout his 30-year retirement — as many times a week during golfing season as he could.
Art was predeceased by his first wife, Barbara J. Eddy in 1988, with whom he had four children, and his second wife, Anne Rudd Eddy, in 2011. He is survived by his children, his sister and brother, two daughters-in-law, one son-in-law, five grandchildren, a great grandson and loving nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, Art’s family asks that memorial gifts be sent to two local organizations that support and enrich his beloved Salisbury community: The Scoville Library (38 Main Street, Salisbury, CT 06068) and The Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Service (PO Box 582, Salisbury CT, 06068)
A Celebration of Art’s Life will be held at the Congregational Church of Salisbury, (30 Main Street, Salisbury CT) on Saturday, April 15, at 1:00 p.m.