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FLETCHER, Eric Fryer Eric Fryer Fletcher, 51, of Manchester passed away suddenly on Saturday (May 27, 2006). He attended Manchester High School, and was a lifelong resident of Manchester. Eric had a consuming passion for music and was an accomplished guitarist. He performed with a number of bands in his youth, and for the last 22 years, was the lead guitarist in the band "Christine Ohlman, and Rebel Montez". With the band he produced 4 CDs and performed extensively in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York City. He worked for a number of years at Beller's Music in Manchester, teaching guitar, as well as performing expert instrument repairs, and working in sales. More recently, he was the assistant manager at Daddy's Junky Music in Vernon, where he did instrument appraisals, as well as sales and repair. Eric is survived by his parents, John and Mary (Fryer) Fletcher of Manchester; his brothers and sisters-in-law, John D. Fletcher and April Fletcher of Newton, MA and David A. Fletcher and Stephanie Wickouski of Washington, DC and New York City, NY; his sister and brother-in-law, Sandra and James Varney of South Windsor; his nieces and nephew, Kate, Julie, and David Fletcher of Newton, MA; as well as a large circle of friends and fellow musicians. Funeral services will be Thursday, June 1 at 10 a.m. at Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Manchester. Burial will follow in East Cemetery, Manchester. Calling hours will be Wednesday, May 31 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. For directions to the funeral home or to sign the online guest book visit www.holmes-watkinsfuneral homes.com.


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Published in Hartford Courant on May 30, 2006.
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May 27, 2008
I am glad I met and talked to Eric 1 time, up in Vernon. He didn't know me, but our mutual passion for music made the connection. I could tell he had a good soul, and came away from that chance meeting with a nice memory.
jeff simon
May 27, 2008
Celebrating a life well lived.
Beef Stew
May 27, 2008
Eric, two years have slipped by since you left and I still think of you all the time. I wish we could have one of our funny conversations, or watch you smoke a cigarette, or play some music together. I stop by quite often and say HI and think of how you and Pat could throw stones at each other.Rest easy Eric Baby and I hope we can meet again somewhere.....
ED BRADLEY
March 16, 2008
I have this fantasy that Eric is setting Torri straight about how to play music. But there is no fantasy that can be the salve to the pain..
Lucy Wightman
March 16, 2008
David Fletcher, age 8, received a couple of guitars at his uncle's passing. On March 29, he will be performing at his grade school's talent show after a year of lessons. He will be playing "Zombie", which was a hit song by the Cranberries several years ago. He is receiving a lot of attention at rehearsals from the girls in his school.
John Fletcher
October 17, 2007
I miss my brother every day...
David Fletcher
September 7, 2007
I love the site. Feel free to email me at portsmouthcpa@yahoo.com
Dan Knuggs
June 9, 2007
My sincere condolences to the Fletcher family. I just heard of Eric passing. Eric was a wonderul musician whom I will always remember as a warm, sensitive and gentle soul. He will be missed by many.
God Bless,
Lance McCollum
Lance McCollum
May 28, 2007
I think George Gould's memories testimonial made the grandest of gestures of why so many people honored, with grace, laughter, and wisdom this great man.
Then came the guitar and we've had to learn the HARD WAY what it's like to miss the man playing that slide.
To his family, friends, and "The Band", prayers of love to you all. You couldn't ask for better memories.........he was a treasure.
Deborah Meehan
May 27, 2007
Dear Family and friends of Eric F. Fletcher...
It is with Very Heavy hearts ( that my friends and I feel today),as I write on the one year anniversary of Eric's Passing...
We will Always remember our dear friend ..a kind, funny guy and very talented musician..!
We miss him no less, but feel in our hearts that he's in a wonderful place, smiling down and praying for all of you...
We will always treasure the gifts he brought to us all in his friendship and through his music.

I wish you All Peace and Love today and everyday....
With deepest respect....
Tom & Maureen Bonanno
Tom Bonanno
May 27, 2007
not a week goes by where i remember eric jammin on the guitar! may his soul rest in peace and his guitar keep rockin'...a true gentleman!! peace eric!
Tom Piazza
May 27, 2007
One of a kind, drinking the essence of life, open-minded artistically talented with expressions, reflections and communications, common sense intellect, cordial, subtle, honorable, witty with humor that is the saving grace of the soul! That is the traits that we both carry on together always! Energy, said Einstein, cannot be created or destroyed! Your friend always, George Gould
George Gould
April 3, 2007
When the lights come on and last call can be heard Eric's song will never end
ronnie sawyer
December 30, 2006
One of the most knowledegable guitar techs I've ever met. The only one I let work on my 72 Les Paul.
Aaron
December 23, 2006
Eric was the sole reason I would go down to the music shop. He was always good for talking a little shop and always supportive with any experimentation I came in to get feedback on, even if it was a ridiculous experiment.

I will miss Eric more than I would have guessed and could never forget what an experience with a GOOD salesman was like. It's a very rare occurence. Unfortunately, i was never exposed to Eric's guitar playing as he kept it low-key at the store. If I ever buy a hollowbody electric, it will be because I remember Eric always wanting to discuss these foreign things with me.
Rest in peace
Joel
September 6, 2006
I have been lost in thoughts of Eric since finding out about his passing just last week. I hadn't seem him for quite a while but Eric will always be a big part of my past. I will miss knowing that he is somewhere on this planet making great music. I will miss his unique and wonderful phrasing both in his music and his speech. My sympathy to all who knew and loved him.
Elisa Ferzacca
August 25, 2006
I'd known Eric throughout my music career and would stop in and see him since I stopped playing. We always had lively conversations and intense debates over the benefits of certain vintage instruments. He will be greatly missed.
Bill Arnold
July 17, 2006
We were all birds of a feather, shared the dream, the awareness, the love of life and the humor in our own ways! Brother in arms, I will burn on artistically in your honor, thank you for your friendship! It will never be forgotten! George Gould
George Gould
July 16, 2006
I also just heard about Eric passing, doesn't seem possible. I knew Eric from back in the late 70's and early 80's when I lived in the Manchester area. We never played in a band together, but we had lots of mutual friends, and I liked him alot.He was always great to see and talk with, loved his sense of humor, my sincere condolences to his family and friends.
Joe Grieco
July 15, 2006
I only just recently learned of Eric's passing. Although I would generally see him only 1 or 2 times a year, he was one of those guys with which you could just pick up exactly where you left off; no matter how long ago it was. He had a fantastic sense of humor too! I am so sad to hear that he is gone. He will be missed by so many people. My condolences to his family.
Timothy Mieczkowski
July 6, 2006
Dear family and close friends of Eric:

I only knew Eric casually for a few years as one of the managers at Daddy's in Vernon. Eric was one of the nicest people I've met. I loved talking Beatles and Gretsch guitars with him. I'll truly miss him. May you find strength and comfort in your memories.
Greg Zigmont
June 23, 2006
I met Eric in 1984. I was only 12 but Beller's Music was a second home to me. I would often spend long hours playing the keyboards, pouring through music books...and always picking Eric's brain about music and whatever else I could think of. Even though he may have been a little annoyed, he never showed it and gave me a most valuable education...not just in music but in life. He's one of those people you never forget. I never did forget and I never will. Thank you Eric. God Bless.
Jason Hawkins
June 9, 2006
my trips to the hunger tiger jams will never be the same with out that bass draft drinking blonde guitar player he was one of the nicest warm hearted musician i knew he truly will be missed
( we all love you eric!
johnny larsen
June 9, 2006
I did not know Eric very well although in reading his obituary I found out that we were only a year apart at Manchester High School. Over the years I have made many purchases at Bellers and more recently, Daddy's. Eric helped me out many times and was always very friendly. My condolences to his friends and family.
Steve Hadge
June 6, 2006
We offer our condolences to Eric`s biological and musical families. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten . A truly talented gentleman ,whose music and life touched us and so many others .
Thomas &Jill Horan
June 6, 2006
"The Blonde God"
June 5, 2006
Eric,
Loved your music, loved your soul. I miss you...now you can finally play with Jimi.
Love,
Joe Hogan
Joe Hogan
June 5, 2006
I purchased a guitar and amp from Eric just recently. He was a great person and a pleasure to have known. I was saddened to hear of his passing. I wish his family peace and my deepest sympathies go out to you. I will miss him.
Bruce Dexter
June 5, 2006
Dear Fletcher Family,

I knew Eric for 25 years. We played the same clubs, had the same friends and shared the same passion for music. Eric was always patient and helpful. A gentleman. Years later when I would drop into the store with my three children, he interacted with each of them, showed them instruments and genuinely took an interest in each of kids. We will miss Eric and I know the kids will miss him on our yearly trips back to Connecticut and to the "guitar" store. Our deepest sympathies.

Patrick McCarthy and Family
Patrick McCarthy
June 4, 2006
My condolences and prayers go out to the Fletcher family.

I first met Eric in 1985 and last saw him a couple months ago. I didn't know him 'well', but revered him as the most honest salesman I've ever dealt with. He was about the music and the quality and value of the instrument...not the profit...what a rare quality by today's standards!

He was never in a hurry to make a sale, always taking the time to get to know the buyer's budget, musical style, answer questions, etc.

Thank you, Eric, for using your vast knowledge and love of music and equipment, putting other musician's best interest first in our search for the 'right' feel and sound.

You will be missed...
Rick Booska
June 3, 2006
Dear Fletcher Family, I was so shocked and deeply saddened to hear that Eric died. I have a few yet precious memories of Eric when we were growing up as cousins. I'm at a loss for words, and grateful for the time that he was here. He leaves a special hole in our family that no one can fill; he will be missed, yet remembered well.
Susan Loveland
June 2, 2006
Eric,
Your musicality and wit will be sadly missed by all who have been lucky to play with you and call you a friend. You certainly knew your way around a Tele and you knew when to lay back, and when to show your hand.

Your music will live forever, as will your spirit.
Tom Guerra
June 2, 2006
Having know Eric since my first drum lesson at age 8 he always gave off a really positive vibe of himself. His advice on music and life has made my life an easier trip .Thanks my friend....
Eric Jubenville
June 2, 2006
I met Eric years ago at the Hungry Tiger Cafe. He truly was a gifted musician and was great on the stage. Eric was an interesting guy. When he wasn't playing, he always had time to talk. He had an opinion on everything, but was never negative. He would tell stories about Cub Koda, the music biz, or whatever was on his mind. He was never boring. I am blessed that I met him. He was a good person. I can't believe that he is gone.
DAVID KOSIOR
June 2, 2006
I had the very good fortune to mix the live sound for the three piece band, Dead Fabulous in which Eric was the guitarist. I cherish those years for the originality, musicality and camaraderie that were part of their scene. It was so refreshing that Eric and the boys treated me not as a technician, but as the fourth member of their band and their friend. Over the years one thing became quite clear; the musicians and engineers of the Northeastern musical community held Eric's playing and friendship in very high esteem.

Although the years that our careers in music intertwined occurred over twenty years ago, I still regularly listen to the tapes of Dead Fab, both live and in the studio and marvel at the level of musicianship contained within them. Eric’s playing still hits you like a ton of bricks, presenting you with so much texture and color that you can listen to the same cut over and over again and still discover new gem like nuances in almost every bar. I feel lucky to have shared these experiences with Eric and feel that even the music he made twenty years ago stands up to the test of time, sounding retro, but still very fresh. His work with Dead Fab continues to win over new fans even today.

He was more than just a guitar player; he was a Master Craftsmen of the guitar. His understanding of tone and complex harmonic coloration, impeccable time keeping, musical and personal integrity, his raw, powerful style on a six string electric and his friendship will be most definitely missed in this world.
Bobby Kuhl
June 1, 2006
I met Eric long ago; on a trip to Martha's Vineyard with his sister, Sandra. It was early in his musical career and Eric demonstrated great talent. My thoughts and prayers go to the Fletcher family during this sorrowful time.
Mary V. Richter
June 1, 2006
The guitarists of Manchester are all shocked and saddened by Eric's death. We all knew him, admired him, and were inspired by him. His influence on us is inestimable, and his memory will outlive all but the last of us.
I extend sincere sympathy to his family and friends.
John Gearhart
June 1, 2006
I met Eric when I started teaching guitar at Beller's Music. He always looked at the humorous side of things. I'll miss seeing him at Daddys Junky Music. My condolences to family and friends.
Frank Varela
June 1, 2006
Eric, the 'blonde god', I remember calling him on that when I first read it and he just laughed. In fact, although, I was not a close friend, he always had a smile on.
An excellent musician, another for the Heavens's band, leaving us here bereft and sad.
Teresa
June 1, 2006
Dry wit and good nature made Eric an instantly likeable character to me. Though I have been away from CT for some time - I remember many interesting conversations with Eric on those early Saturday mornings at Beller's. It's no wonder he is missed by so many. Rest well.
Eugene Cantera
May 31, 2006
Opening Eric's book of remembrances was like peering into a warm and comfortable room. I hope that all of the wonderful memories, shared by the many who were touched by his incredible musical talent and innate kindness, will bring solace to his family, band members and closest friends. Eric, the world will be a dimmer place without your sunny smile and sharp wit...you will be missed more than you could have imagined.
Kathy Zwirko
May 31, 2006
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
Karen Pearse
May 31, 2006
Thanks for all the Rockin' and Rollin'.
We will miss you. You were truly one the greats, the real deal. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Fletcher family and all of Eric's musical brothers and sisters at this difficult time.
Cafe Nine
May 31, 2006
My deepest sympathy to the Fletcher family in the loss of your son. I hope you can find at least some comfort in knowing that all the people Eric touched in life share your loss. I first met Eric about 8 years ago at the Hungry Tiger. Eric was a great person and very accomplished musician. He will be sorely missed! God bless and keep you, Eric! Rock on in heaven!
Karen Kovacofsky
May 31, 2006
my condolences to the Fletcher family...Eric was a great person, a true gentleman and great guitarist. he will be truly missed. he always had a joke to tell or a story to share. always in good spirits. may God rest his soul...rest in peace...play on!!
Tom Piazza
May 29, 2006
With deepest sympathy during your time of mourning.
Holmes Funeral Home
May 31, 2006
So many years of rockin music and beautiful smiles. You will be greatly missed and always remembered.
Paula Daddio
May 31, 2006
I was deeply saddened to hear of Eric's passing. My heart goes out to his family, bandmates and friends. Eric was certainly one of the 'special' ones and will be sorely missed by many.
Jean Forrest
May 31, 2006
In reading through these beautiful sentiments about Eric, it makes me realize that I was lucky to be one of his friends for the past 25 years. I will never forget Eric's unique style... his wit and humor... and, of course, his music. We are all blessed to have known him!
With love,
Elise, Bruce & James MacPherson
Elise MacPherson
May 31, 2006
my condolences to the family and friends of eric's. i saw eric a couple months ago and gave him a cd of a gig we did at the sundown inn, many,many years ago. i'll never forget the smile on his face that day or the '63 chevy he drove to rehersals
billy castner
May 31, 2006
My deepest condolences to the Fletcher family. I first met Eric when he started working at Beller's and became friends through both contact with him there and through our mutual friendship with several musicians in the Manchester area. Living out of state I saw him infrequently but stopped by to see him at Daddy's Junky Music on my most recent trip back to CT last year. He always had a smile on his face and a good word to say. It was a pleasure having known him. He will be greatly missed.
Phil Slade
May 30, 2006
Dear Mr. and Mrs Fletcher and family,
My sincerest, most heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beloved son. I wish you all peace and pleasant memories of Eric.
Mary Lou Costello Marinelli
Mary Lou Marinelli
May 30, 2006
The Depot, The Quite Ones, The Experiences and Experiments from so so long ago are not so far away today.
Loving Kindness To All
May 30, 2006
In life, and in music, there are those who are wordy and those who get to the point. Eric, you were among the latter. We didn't know each other really well, but in another sense we did. Damn, I'm going to miss you. The real ones are so hard to find.
harvey thurrott
May 30, 2006
We are just two acquaintances, who both thought your music was outstanding and equal to the best players. With you playing guitar, both Debbie and I enjoyed many years dancing and rocking until we dropped. Thank you for the great memories.

Our thoughts, and prayers go out to your family, friends, and the band.

"The Hard Way" still rocks with the best.

Play that slide guitar, sir!
Howard and Deborah Meehan
May 30, 2006
It is with Heavy Hearts that we write today to the Family of Eric Fletcher, and his many, many friends, fellow Musicians and fans.
Please accept our Deepest Condolences for you loss. He's a Great Man !
We met Eric 20+ years ago and feel so very fortunate to have had the privledge of knowing him, and the Pleasure of Hearing him play over the years. As a Musician He's one of the All Time Greats... His talents, kind smile and sense of humor will remain in our hearts and souls Forever. Please take comfort in knowing that He's touched the lives of So many...

We Miss you Eric and will Always treasure our memories of you.
May you Rest In Peace.

Always, Tom and Maureen Bonanno
( and all your friends from Southeastern Connecticut - Especially
from The Seaside Regional Center in Waterford...)
Thomas Bonanno
May 30, 2006
Eric, You were a very special person and friend. I will miss
you terribly.
May God bless your family and
keep them strong.
GEORGE BAKER
May 30, 2006
I didn't know you for very long, but, I will sincerely miss chatting with you at the store, listening to your tales from the road. I will miss your jokes as I walked in the door with my kids. You WILL be missed. Till next we meet bro...
My deeepest symapthies to his familly and to his friends. I wish there was more I could say, this comes as a sudden shock to me and my familly. We will keep all in our prayers and thoughts.
Jon, Miranda, Alex and Tyler O'Neill
May 30, 2006
It was truly a pleasure to have worked with such a great and talented person.
Richard Maxwell
May 30, 2006
Dear Fletcher Family,
I was saddened to learn of Eric's passing. He was a great person who I enjoyed being with in Sunday School when we were growing up. He always made me laugh, and was a very genuine person. He will always be thought of highly and certainly never forgotten. Love and prayers to all you.
Marilyn Smith Fowler
May 30, 2006
What could I say about a young man with so much talent and who made so many people happy with his music. He was taken from us way to early in life. He will be missed by so many.
Carla Christiano
May 30, 2006
Eric,

It was my pleasure to have worked with you. It was an honor to have known you. In you we all have lost an original but, not forgotten.
Peter Solak
May 30, 2006
Eric will surely be missed. He was a great person and a wonderful musician.
Joy Peterson
May 30, 2006
Having known Eric since elementary School, I know it is a great loss to all who knew him. . . and those who did not have the chance yet to hear him play or play along with him.

Eric is in great company now. Eric always had a ready quip to lighten a dark moment. Knowing him all these years was a pleasure.

Play on Eric. . .
Paul Molinari
May 30, 2006
Having known Eric since Elementary School this comes as a great loss. . .not only for the people Eric touched throughout his life and career, but also to those that did not have the chance to play along yet.
Eric is in great company now. He was always a friend and always had a clever quip on hand to lighten a dark moment.
Play on Eric
Paul Molinari
May 30, 2006
Like so many other great musicians, he left us way too soon. He was a beautiful person and a first rate musician.
calvin saxton
May 30, 2006
Our sincere condolences to Eric's family. In this time of sorrow, may you find peace from the memories you cherish. Eric will be truly missed.
Bob & Marci Richardson
May 30, 2006
Eric,you are one of my closest and dearest friends and I will never forget the friendship and understanding you showed during my time of need.I will always remember guitar-hunting in Northhampton and Amherst,being my best man 6 years ago,and being a marvelous guitarist and inspiration to all who knew you.I will miss you more than you could ever know,and my prayers go out to your family and all our friends.Bye Eric Baby,rest easy.
ED BRADLEY
May 30, 2006
My sincere condolences to the Fletcher family and all those who were close to Eric. I have known him since high school and since then, have always admired the way he kept his music as his life's work. Eric was an awesome musician. In his work at Beller's, he was always able to repair those awful things kids do to guitars. Eric, peace and joy to you forever.
Sandy Bailey
May 30, 2006
As a devoted regulars to the performances on the shoreline, we are shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Eric's passing. Eric's music will live on.
Ella & Bonnie
May 30, 2006
Eric, you will be sadly missed by your family, band members and your friends. My condolences to all. Now you are free and you can rest easy. See you on the other side. PEACE!
Jeanne Cavadini
May 30, 2006
I would like to extend my condolences to the Fletcher family, his musical family, and friends. Eric was one of the most decent people I ever met. I will miss him.
Robert Cavalier
May 30, 2006
Our heartfelt condolences to Eric's family and friends. Thank you Eric for the many times you brought us joy through your music. Peace & Love, Deb & Doug
Deb Walter
May 30, 2006
My heart goes out to all of Eric's friends and family. He was an amazing guitar player and a good soul who always had a smile on his face. He touched many with his music and will be missed dearly.
Jessie Bradley
May 30, 2006
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
May 30, 2006
Doc's Personal Pic of Eric Chilling at Trod Nossel Studios
On behalf of all the Cavalier's and Trod Nossel Productions and Recording Studios Staff:

We are all deeply saddened and shocked to hear of Eric's passing. Our Dad/Friend/Mentor, Doc Cavalier, thought the world of him and they had a very special relationship over the years; as we have seen hundreds upon hundreds of e-mails and such between them in the wake of our own loss of Doc.

To the family: May you find peace in knowing his spirit will always live on in you and everyone he touched, and may you get strength from those outside the family as well who were close to him and provide support during this very difficult time.

To his musical family: We've lost a great one, but he'll play on forever in heaven.

Eric: May you have a beautiful journey. We will miss you.
Darlene Cavalier
May 30, 2006
To The Fletcher Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Eric was a great guy --he will be missed..
Donna Connolly
May 30, 2006
To my friend Eric,

One of the best has been silenced. I have great memories of You, Rick and Me and the years that Dead Fab played together. When I listen to our music I still think how did he do that? Always the right part for the song and never, never overplayed!!

I'm glad we got to see each other a couple of weeks ago. The memory of 3 kids making music will be with me for life.

Your Friend,

Kevin
Kevin Lennon
May 30, 2006
Eric, thanks for the memories, you were a true joy to listen to, we'll always have you on those fabulous CD's, Godspeed!
Chip Adams
May 30, 2006
Thank you for your friendship, it was a pleasure knowing you. Rest in peace,and may God keep you now.
Dayson Wrubel
May 30, 2006
Eric always maintained that he had a guitar arrangment of "The Star Spangled Banner" before Jimi Hendrix...I believed that because the first time I saw Eric, at a Jr High in Glastonbury (1968?), he did his version...in recent years we saw each other infrequently, talked on the phone every few months...he was a reliable touchstone. For me, Eric represented the Manchester of my younger days..when it was all ahead of us and we were all yet-to-be-discovered Rock Stars. He was a Great guitarist and a very smart, irreverent, and funny guy! I will miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends in this very sad time.
Jeff Keithline
May 30, 2006
We are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend and fellow musician. He always had a smile and a kind word for us when we visited...not to mention a quick wit. We will miss him so very much.
Michael and Mary Wilbor
May 30, 2006
Dear Fletcher Family, You are all so close and loving, I know Eric and his music will be greatly missed. He's running with the angels now, surrounded with beautiful music.
You are all in my prayers. Love and blessings, Riki Lipe
Riki Lipe
May 30, 2006
My sympathy and prayers are with you and your family at this time. He will never be far away, he will always be in your heart and you will have all your memories to hold onto.
Joan Haber
May 30, 2006
My sincere and deepest condolences to Eric's Family and Friends.
as a guitarist, Eric was as good as any others that have ever graced the stage, and the hollowness we fellow musicians feel inside will never be replaced.
I feel like a better person having known him, his sense of humour, his ready smile and his PATIENCE are all things that really stand out to me about him at this time.
Eric, bro, you'll be forever in the hearts of all who loved you man.
try not to make the big guy up there too jealous of them chops, bro. =)
He will be deeply , deeply missed.
jimi and julie pocius
May 30, 2006
Sorry to hear about your loss. May you find comfort in God and by family and friends at this time. If there is anything that we can do please do not hesitate to call your neighbors. 643-4265
Stephen Corbeil
May 30, 2006
Dear Mary and family,
I can't imagine the pain you feel in the loss of your son. Please accept my deep sympathy. May the memories you shared together help bring comfort and peace to you during these difficult days.
Love and prayers,
Ethel Perrett Orfitelli
Ethel Perrett Orfitelli
May 30, 2006
Ethel Perrett Orfitelli
May 30, 2006
Thank you my brother, for all the memories I have of playing in C'est Quoi with you. I knew you since 1972. You were at my wedding. My favorite guitar is one I bought from your personal collection. Fly on my sweet Angel.
Jim Oechsler
May 30, 2006
My brother.
You lived your dream - something we should all strive for.
You have the love of your family and more friends that we can begin to imagine.
You earned the respect of so many whose paths you've crossed in the music industry.
We are learning so much more about you as each day passes.
You left us peacefully, for which we are thankful, but so suddenly and much, much too early.
We will love you and honor your life in the best ways we know.
I love you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson said "To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment"
Sandra Varney
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