Arthur B. Locke ’54

Arthur Bailey Locke of West Granby, CT, passed away on Sunday, January 30, 2022, at home surrounded by his family. He was the son of Alice Bailey and William S. Locke. Born in Hartford in 1936, Art moved to West Hartford a few years later where he lived until moving to Bloomfield in 1961. A graduate of Williston Northampton School, Hobart College, and Harvard Law School, Art joined the law firm Murtha, Cullina (then Shephard, Murtha, and Merritt) in Hartford where he practiced law until his retirement in 1992. An outdoorsman at heart, Art enjoyed gardening, splitting wood, building stone walls, and making maple syrup. He liked walking around in the woods, especially after moving to West Granby in 1994 where he could walk in “his” woods.
Art is survived by his wife of 56 years, Aurelle Smoot Locke; three daughters, Alison Perchuk (Andrew) of Santa Monica, CA, Amanda Locke (Jonathan Chesler) of New Milford, CT, and Katharine Locke (Julian Wiggins) of Orono, ME; and his granddaughter, Hazel Bailey Wiggins.
Calling hours will be Sunday, February 6, 1:00 pm at Hayes-Huling & Carmon Funeral Home, 364 Salmon Brook Street, Granby CT. A celebration of his life will follow at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Center for Northern Woodlands Education, PO Box 270, Lyme, NH 03768, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

2 thoughts on “Arthur B. Locke ’54”

  1. My personal sympathy and on behalf of the few of us from the class of 1954 fortunate enough to be still around. If my memory is correct, Arthur was accepted by Princeton and I was not. Resulted in some serious teasing. His bio is very impressive.
    He was a good guy who has corresponded with me while I serve as self appointed class agent.

    Alan Lazarus

    1. Nobody ever was admitted to Princeton from Williston, except Arthur. While 15 of us were accepted by Yale, Princeton was that particular. For many years Arthur was named to Best Attorneys in Connecticut. He served on the Williston Board of Trustees in the 1980’s.

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