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Carl Earl Callens

July 31, 1958 - September 15, 2019

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date: September 26, 2019

His family invites you to a celebration of life on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Colonial Funeral Home, 86 Circular Ave., Hamden, Ct. Viewing hours are 10-11am. Celebration services will follow at 11am. A repast will follow at Mount Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 100 Webster Street, New Haven.

Carl Earl Callens, 61, best known as “Earl”, of New Haven, Ct., departed this life on September 15, 2019. He was the husband of Claudice Campbell-Callens. Mr. Callens was born in Selma, Alabama on July 31, 1958. He was the son of Claborne Callens and the late Daisy Callens. He was a member of Mount Bethel Missionary Baptist Church and proudly served in the U.S. Army. He also worked in a number of industrial contractor positions at firms such as Sikorsky Aircraft, Electric Boat, Bethlehem Steel and as a skilled workforce contractor in Connecticut and Alabama. Earl loved to use his numerous technical talents, such as welding, to help others complete their home projects. He indeed was a “Jack of all trades!” In addition to his wife, Earl leaves to cherish memories a brother Franklin D. Callens (Ruby) of Springfield, Mass.; brother in laws, Richard Campbell of Houston, Tx., Ronald Lewis of Orange, Ct., Benjie Campbell of New Haven, CT, godmother Geatga Bush; two goddaughters and two godsons, and a host of nieces and nephews along with  other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by sisters, Mattie Callens and Christine Lewis along with his brother Eric Callens.

His family invites you to a celebration of life on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Colonial Funeral Home, 86 Circular Ave., Hamden, Ct. Viewing hours are 10-11am. Celebration services will follow at 11am. A repast will follow at Mount Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 100 Webster Street, New Haven. The family thanks everyone for all their help, support and prays. Condolences may be expressed at colonialfunerals.com