Ernest S. Rule
1955 - 2021
Beecher and Bennett Funeral Home - Meriden
48 Cook Avenue
Meriden, CT
Ernest (Ernie) Stewart Rule, 66, passed away peacefully October 12, 2021 with family by his side. He was born October 25, 1955 the son of Ernest and Eva (Lacombe) Rule. Having lived his whole life in Meriden, Ernie was very well known around town and was often seen walking to the library or to church. He was a lifetime member of the Salvation Army. In his younger years he attended services there, until recently when he started going to the Methodist Church. Ernie proudly worked 15 years at Stop & Shop before having to retire due to health concerns.

Ernie loved listening to "church music" and was always showing off his CD collection. He was an avid sports fan and loved cheering on the Giants and the Yankees (especially when they beat the Red Sox). Ernie loved to go bowling with his brother Artie, and the Special Olympic League. He was part of the National Special Olympic League, where he won several medals and once proudly carried the flag.

Ernie loved to do crafts of any kind and he was especially known for his beads/necklaces. He loved to share his crafts with everyone, especially the doctors and nurses at the infusion clinic. Ernie was making necklaces for his favorite nurses at MidState just days before his passed. Ernie was very caring and genuine, and his honesty and innocence will be missed.

Ernie is predeceased by his parents Ernest and Eva Rule, his brother Robert "Bobby" Rule, and his brother Charles "Artie" Rule. He is survived by his sisters; Eva Sands and her husband Donald of Meriden, Mary Ann Gerry of Unity, ME, and Sarah Rule of Meriden, as well as several nieces and nephews with whom he shared a very special bond. Ernie would not have been able to independently live the life he did without the care of many from RMS.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of his Life on his birthday, Monday, October 25 from 9-11 AM at Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. Interment in Walnut Grove Cemetery. For more information or to send a condolence, please see his obituary at

Published by The Record-Journal from Oct. 17 to Oct. 18, 2021.
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Celebration of Life
9:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.
Beecher and Bennett Funeral Home - Meriden
48 Cook Avenue, Meriden, CT
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I have very fond memories of Ernie from the John J Nerden Camp as well as night school at Platt High School. Ernie was always happy to help and happy to see all his friends. Sending sympathy to his family - especially Sarah who was always by his side. May he rest in peace.
donna adduci mik
October 25, 2021
I have many fond memories of Ernie from summers at the RTC Camp. Along with me, Ernie made many lifetime friends there.
Laurie Nerden Russell
October 25, 2021
Good memories of Ernie from the 1980´s at the Kuhn Center
Carol Guay
October 19, 2021
Ive known Ernie for many years. Always loved our conversations. My Heart breaks at his passing. Love and prayers
Kay Bartalotta
October 19, 2021
So sorry for your loss. I never had the chance to meet Ernie, only Uncle Ernie. I see he followed in his fathers footsteps. God Bless you!
Glenn Rule
October 18, 2021
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