Philip Liverant
Philip Liverant, antiques dealer and retired school teacher, of Colchester, CT, passed away peacefully Wednesday (March 12, 2014) at his home. He was born March 6, 1924, in Colchester.

He was the son of the late Nathan and Esther Liverant. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Robyn Liverant Marquis and Roger Marquis of New York City and his grand-daughter Paige Marquis. He is also survived by a sister, Pearl Vogel, of Bloomfield. He was predeceased by a sister, Ruth Fier Peck; and four brothers, Samuel, Isreal ("Zeke"), Benjamin and Abraham. He leaves behind many neices and nephews and his two marvelous caregivers, Barbara McKenzie and Margaret Brewster.

A star athelete for Bacon Academy in baseball and basketball, he also played baseball for the Colchester Townies. He served in the Navy during World War II on the USS Freestone from 1944 to 1946. After the war he earned his degree from Central Connecticut State College. Phil was a science teacher at the Mary A. Callen School in Bristol and retired from the Dr. Michael D. Fox School in Hartford. His true passion was antiques and he was a noted antiques dealer with a specialty in American furniture, glass and Native American items. He was a die-hard Whalers and UCONN basketball fan as well. In 2004 he sponsored the Colchester Continentals Fife and Drum Corp, of which he was especially proud.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 14, at the Congregation Ahavath Achim on Lebanon Avenue in Colchester. Shiva will be observed on Sunday and Monday at the home of the deceased's former wife, Babs Liverant, at 42 Cider Mill Road in Glastonbury.

In Phil's memory, his family requests that a good deed be done in his honor or a donation be made to the charity of your choosing.

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