The Reverend Clifford H. Field, Jr.

The Reverend Clifford H. Field, Jr.

11/1/2020

Let us remember with thanksgiving the life and ministry of Rev. Clifford H. Field, Jr.,  89, who died on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at home in Essex Junction, VT.  He was born on February 1, 1931 in Bridgeport, CT, the son of Clifford H. Field, Sr., and Rose (Mauritz) Field Mead.
 
Cliff attended public schools in Bridgeport, CT. He graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College and Drew University. He pastored the following churches in the New York Annual Conference: West Granby and Copper Hill in CT; Westhampton Beach in NY; Springdale UMC in Stamford, CT; and Shelton UMC in CT  He also served as the conference secretary from 1973 thru 1979, as the chair of the conference pensions board, and on many conference committees. 
 
Cliff retired in 1996 and moved to Vermont, where he served several interim pastorates in his retirement.
 
A good deal of his life revolved around involvement in the conference camping program. He served as a volunteer counselor, program director, and chair of the camping committee over the course of many years, and led many youth retreats to the various camps.  
 
In addition to enjoying time with his family and friends, Cliff was an avid stamp collector and loved to take friends and family for a sail in his Sunfish on Lake Champlain. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, of whom he was very proud. 
 
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lois (Fancher) Field, and by his children, Karen and her husband, Jonathan Brown; Robert and his wife, Stephanie Field; and Eric and his wife, Carolyn Field; as well as by his grandchildren: Amy & Geoffrey Brown, Jason & Kathryn Field, and Haley & Amanda Field. He is also survived by his sister, Cora, and her husband, Richard Innes, three sisters-in-law, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  
 
A special thank-you goes to the many caregivers from Home Care Assistance who helped Cliff over the years, and to the home hospice nurses from Visiting Nurse Association who made his final days more comfortable.
 
A memorial service will be held at a later time. Memorial contributions may be made to the Quinipet Scholarship Fund, the Parkinson’s Foundation, or a charity of your choice.