David W. Redfield
1932 - 2019
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David Weatherly Redfield, 87, of Old Lyme, CT, passed away on November 26, 2019, in New London, CT. Dave was born in New York City to Dudley Wells Redfield and Ethel Weatherly Redfield, in 1932. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 1954, and was a marine aviator, with the rank of Captain in the US Marine Corps. Dave was a commercial airline pilot for over 35 years, retiring from United Airlines in 1998. Dave is survived by his daughter Anne Welles, of Nyack, NY; grandchildren Alden and Hannah Welles; his nieces, Barbara Nose, of Columbus, OH, Joann Nesbit, of Bridgewater, NJ, and Nancy MacPherson, of Fairfield, CT; and cousins Hugh Aldersey-Williams of Norfolk, England, and John Aldersey-Williams of Wiltshire, England. A celebration of Dave's life will be held in the spring, announcement to follow. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Old Lyme Volunteer Fire Department, or the Old Lyme Land Trust. Please visit www.fultontherouxoldlyme.com for service updates.

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Published in Hartford Courant on Dec. 4, 2019.
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December 16, 2019
Dave an absolutely delightful man to fly with. I flew with him on the 727 and the DC-10 at United Air Lines. Great pilot and a wonderful person.
Art Mount
Art Mount
December 4, 2019
Dave cared deeply about his family, community, and the world. I am honored he considered me a friend and I think of him often. I think if I need him, he will still be found looking for his once a year hot dog at a Wesleyan halftime or strolling with the plovers at White Sands. That is reassuring.
Dan McNaughton
December 1, 2019
It was a honor being able to work with you . Sharing your beautiful life story, extraordinary stories of your life . Rest In Peace .
Jacquelyn Mitchell
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