Hamden- Einar Erickson, 97, of 75 Washington Ave., husband of the late Frances Wiese Erickson passed away Sept. 9, 2002. He was born in Lysvik Varmland, Sweden a son of the late Erik and Mathilda Olsson Larsson. Mr. Erickson was employed at Winchester Repeating Arms Co. as a tool maker for 36 years, retiring in 1971 and a member of the Diana Birger Jarl # 3, VASA Order of America. He is survived by three daughters, Frances E. Connelly of Hamden, Ellen E. Starbranch and her husband Charles of Virginia Beach, VA, Evelene E. Marquardt and her husband Carl of Woodland Park, CO, a son, Gunnar F. Erickson and his wife Sandra of Edgewater, FL, two sisters, Hilma Martinson of Denver, CO, Lilly Hultgren, of Sweden, 10 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Matilda ''Tillie'' Simmons, two sisters, Emma Nordstrom, Anna Ericsson and two brothers, Gunnar and Olov Ericsson. Funeral service will be held Thursday evening Sept. 12 at 7:30 at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Bethesda Lutheran Church, 305 St. Ronan St., New Haven, CT 06511.

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  1. Dear Chuck & Ellen and family, Please know we are with you in spirit, we loved your Dad very much, cling onto the happy memories, they are so special. Remembering you were with us here in Arizona when your Mom died Ellen, we send our love and hugs to you all. So sorry distance keeps us a part.

  2. Dear Chuck and Ellen, Our sincere sympathy at the death of your father. What a good ending for a long and wonderful life. Please extend our thoughts to your family. love. alice and jerry

  3. DEAR CHUCK AND ELLEN. OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY ON THE LOSS OF A GREAT MAN AND ESPECIALLY AND A GOOD FRIEND TO MY PARENTS. LOVE. CLAIR AND JEAN

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