Wednesday, May 12, 2021


Arnold Nettleton Moore


Arnold Nettleton Moore, age 93, of Killingworth, died peacefully on Dec. 17 at Essex Meadows Health Center in Essex. Born in New Haven, the son of Walter and Berenice (Nettleton) Moore, he grew up in Clinton where he attended The Morgan School.

Upon graduation in 1944, he enlisted in the US Navy and was stationed at Pearl Harbor Naval Base. Following his military service, he earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Connecticut. After a brief period teaching 6th grade in Deposit, New York, he began a thirty-year career with the State of Connecticut Department of Labor. Following his retirement from the Labor Department, he enjoyed traveling the Northeast as a driver for Allied Color Corporation in Guilford.

From an early age, Arnold was fascinated with steam locomotives, spending many hours exploring and taking photographs in and around the Clinton station and railroad yard. Classical music was his other lifelong passion, one he shared with his wife and passed on to his children. He had an extensive collection of recordings and frequently attended live performances at various area venues, including Woolsey Hall in New Haven and Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts.

A devoted husband and father, Arnold is survived by his loving children, Margaret Moore of Killingworth; Claudia Wilkinson and her husband James of Norfolk, Massachusetts; Arnold Moore, Jr. and his wife Mary of Killingworth; Elizabeth McNiel and her husband David, of Clinton; and his beloved grandchildren, Arnold Moore III; Leonard and Aaron Wilkinson; Emma and Jonathan Blair; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his devoted wife of 56 years, Beatrice Parnoff Moore and his brothers, Walter Webster Moore, Jr., and Wendell Francis Moore.

Calling hours were held on Dec. 22 at Swan Funeral Home, 80 East Main St., Clinton. A funeral service was held on Dec. 23 at Holy Advent Episcopal Church, 81 E. Main St., Clinton. Burial followed at Indian River Cemetery, 99 Church Rd., Clinton.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Shoreline Soup Kitchens and Pantries ( or Disabled American Veterans (

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