Suddenly, in Meriden Jan. 27, 2011, Todd Clark Erickson of Preston Ave., Meriden, father of Alexander B. Erickson of North Haven , Allyson C. Erickson and Austin I. Erickson, both of Bangor, ME, brother of Marjorie (Mark) EricksonKirk of Davidsonville, MD, Sally E. (David) Miller of Bristol, Ann E.(Richard) Greenwald of Norwich, VT and Arthur I. (Wendy) Erickson of North Haven. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Todd was born on June 16, 1955, son of Carleton V. and Georgia Clark Erickson of Wallingford. He attended Cheshire Academy, Lynchburg College and the American Academy of Funeral Service. He was enrolled at Albertus Magnus College scheduled to receive his Bachelor Degree in May. Todd was employed at Beecher and Bennett - Flatow Funeral Home in Meriden for many years and later joined the transportation department of Masonicare. He was a member of the New Life Church and Meriden Kiwanis Club, appearing in many of their annual shows. Todd was a member of Center Lodge # 79, A.F. & A.M., where he served as Master of the lodge in 2008. A history buff, Todd loved most sports, participating in skiing, golf, baseball and football. An ardent fan of the New York Yankees and the Jets, he could discuss records from years past. He enjoyed reading biographies of many American leaders. Funeral service will be held at The New Life Church, 262 Bee Street, Meriden on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 10:30 A.M. Friends may visit with the family at Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden on Monday from 4-8 P.M. a Masonic service by Center Lodge # 79, A.F.& A.M. will be held at 7:30 P.M. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Masonic Charity Foundation, P.O. Box 70, Wallingford, CT 06492.

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  1. Dear Georgia and Carleton, My heart is breaking for you. As a parent, how could I not share your profound grief; as a longtime friend, I will be holding you both close in my thoughts and prayers As I write this, having not so long ago, trod the path of deep grief, I am keenly aware that words alone cannot stanch the hurt….but, I found that the power of conjoined prayer and the acknowledgement that so many people are .with you. as you grieve, help hold you up through intensely difficult periods of time. With my deepest sympathy. Carolyn

  2. Georgia and Carlton and your family, We are saddened to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. He will be missed by many family and friends. Love Ann & Bruce

  3. Georgia and Carlton I was happy to get to know Todd when he would take me to the Dr. we would talk and we found we had a lot in common. I will keep you and Todd in my prayers.

  4. To Georgia and Carleton we offer sincere condolances from the members of the Twilight Club of Bridgeport Ct.

  5. To Georgia, Carleton, and the whole Erickson family we offer our deeptest condolances at this time of trial.

  6. Dear Alex, Allyson and Austin, My heart breaks for your loss. I hope you know how much your dad loved each of you. He was so proud of all you. Austin he was just telling me how your recent performance at school just blew him away, he actually said I can’t believe thats my kid on stage. You all gave him such joy. I loved your dad for many reasons and I will aways treasure my memories of all the wonderful adventures we had together. I share your grief over losing him, but I am so very grateful that I had him in my life. He was my friend, my confidante, my companion for many years and the love of my life. I pray for each of you peace and love. Blessings always, Judy

  7. Dear Arthur and Family, We were saddened to read of your brother’s passing in this morning’s newspaper. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please accept our sincerest sympathy for your loss.

  8. Dear Carlton and Georgia-my heart aches for you. I am sorry for your loss. As you know, Todd was a dear friend, confidante and soulmate for me. He was kind, caring and had a deep passions for life. We shared many a laugh and special times with eachother. To be loved and to love is one of the the greatest gifts God gave us. And Todd exemplified that…he was loved and was able to love. Only true friends leave footprints in your heart and Todd certainly left footprints in mine. Hold on to your memories and let them guide you through this time of sadness. Your friend-Roberta Halcott

  9. Dear Georgia & Carlton, Words cannot express how sorry Peter and I are to read of the loss of your son, Todd. You, your family and Todd are held in our prayers. Peter & Lucille Insalaco

  10. Dear Georgia and Carlton, Helen and I extend our sincerest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of Todd. We had the pleasure of knowing Todd and spending many holidays with him in the years of his relationship with Judy. In addition, I worked for Todd at your funeral home in Meriden. I was impressed with the way Todd treated his employees as well as the manner in which he served his clients. Helen and I became very fond of Todd as he was a very kind and sincere person. He was always very kind and considerate of Judy. Todd was a pleasure to be with. I was very pleased when Todd became a Mason and it was my pleasure to be Todd’s avoucher. I pray that you and your family will find peace and comfort knowing the fine manner in which Todd served his fellow man. I’m sure that as Todd entered Heaven God said . Well done good and faithful servant well done.. May God comfort you in your time of loss. Sincerely, Jim & Helen Blois .

  11. Dear Georgia and Carlton, I was shocked to open the paper this morning and find the news of Todd having passed. As you know, Todd and your family go back in my life since we were the age of six. My fondest memories from childhood include the early friendship the we enjoyed at sunday school. Although we never maintained that relationship throughout our adult lives, I am ever grateful for the kindness and respect that Todd showed me and my family as he helped us through the funeral process for both of my deceased parents. I could not have asked for a kinder and more empathetic person to have helped us through those difficult times. I only wish that there were some way that I could have returned the favor. Sadly, that day will never come. There will always be a special place in my heart for Todd and your family. May God bless him, and comfort you all. With Deepest Sympathies, Frank G. Iezzi and Family

  12. Dear Georgia and Carlton, Thank you for the gift of Todd. He was a blessing to me in so many ways and I will always be grateful for the deep and precious love we shared. Georgia I hope now more than ever you hold dear the words Todd spoke at your anniversary party. He said you were the most beautiful mom in the whole world and he meant it with all his heart. I pray the Lord bless you with peace and comfort. Blessings always, Judy Arthur, Annie, Sally and Marji, I grieve along with you for what might have been if we had been blessed with more time. I know Todd loved each of you in his way and I hope you can all find true peace and comfort. Blessings always, Judy

  13. Dear Mr. and Mrs.Erickson, We are so sorry to hear of the sudden death of your son. We send you love and prayers at this difficult time. With love, Annis and Steve Karpenko (Campione)

  14. Mr and Mrs Erickson and family, Our deepest condolences to you all on the unexpected death of Todd. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Martha (Campione) and Bill Maksym

  15. So very sorry to hear about Todd. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Alison Miller and Will Crowe

  16. To the entire Erickson family, I was baffled when Allyson called to inform me about the loss of Todd. Much love and prayers sent your way during these tough times.

  17. To the Erickson Family, We are very sorry for your loss. Our prayers go out to you in this difficult time.

  18. Carleton, Georgia, Arthur and family, Our deepest condolences to you. Please take some comfort that your many friends share your sorrow and wish your family the best in this trying time.

  19. Dear Carleton, Georgia & Arthur: Am shocked and saddened at your loss. My deepest sympathy to you and your other family members.

  20. Dear Carlton and family, Dalt and I extend our deepest sympathy on Todd’s death. There is nothing we can say that will ease the pain you feel today. We pray that time and faith will help you through this sadness. I apologize for not being able to attend the ceremonies, but a recent move and health problems make it impossible at this time. Warm regards to you and your family. JoAnn Brennan

  21. Dear Georgia, Carlton, and Family, We just heard of Todd’s sudden death from Mom. You and your family have been in my parents’ lives for many, many years as employer and friend. Mom was always delighted when Todd would drive her to and from appointments at Masonicare. They would often reminisce about the past. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With sincere sympathy. Peace Marie Howard Ron and Mabel Howard

  22. Dear Mr. & Mrs. Erickson: Ted and I want to send your entire family our deepest sympathy on the passing of Todd. Our families have not seen each other in years, but we always remember the fun we had with you and your family during the summers in Branford. Words can not ease the pain you are feeling, but know that so many people are thinking and praying for you all.

  23. Dear Mr. and Mrs. Erickson, Art and Wendy, Our thoughts are with you at this time. David Skinner and your friends at Sheehan Hilborn Breen.

  24. Georgia and Carlton, Our deepest sympathy to you all. We remember Todd as one of the best Boy Scouts! Tom & Andy Bacon

  25. I was stunned to read of Todd’s passing and extend my deepest condolences to his entire family –I know the pain this causes and hope that his memory will be for a blessing for all time.

  26. Mr. and Mrs. Erickson Thinking of you during this difficult time. You’re in our prayers. Brett and the Bradanini Family

  27. The wonderful times at Summer Island sometimes seem long ago, but I have lots of fond memories of those days and of the whole Erickson family. My sincere condolences. Bill Tyler

  28. To the Erickson Family, My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I’m sorry I will be unable to attend the service, but please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. The Parente Family Parente-Lauro Funeral Home Inc.

  29. Carleton and Georgia: My deepest sympathy to you both and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Tracey LeMay

  30. Dear Mr.& Mrs. Erickson, Art & Wendy, Our deepest condolences to you and your family. R. Thomas Abbate and all from Elm-Cap.

  31. Georgia, Carleton and family, My deepest sympathies and condolences. You have realized my worst fears of losing a child. It is so out of the skeem of things and for this I’m so deeply sorry. May God be with you through these trouble times and may he help you mark the many blessing Todd has provided to you all. Jim

  32. It is never the right time when one of our children leaves this place before us.My wife Nancy and I want send our prayers to the family and especially my old fraternal brother Carleton V. son of Iver E god bless you all. Amen

  33. Mr. and Mrs Erickson, Art and family, Please accept my deep and heartfelt sympathies on behalf of myself and my family. This tradgedy hurts us all.

  34. We offer our deepest sympathy to you and your family. May you find comfort knowing that others care. You and your family are in our prayers.

  35. Dear Georgia and Carleton, I am so very sorry for the loss no parent should have to endure. My heart breaks for you. Yours sincerely, Donna Moss

  36. Mr & Mrs Erickson, Art, Wendy & Family: You are in our thoughts and prayers- We are so saddened by the news of Todd’s passing- Chip & Nancy Ray

  37. My heartful sympathy to you and your family.I did not attend visiting hours as I just heard the sad news. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Sincerely, MENA

  38. This was a shock for me .Todd was in my boy scout troop many years ago. Over the years we all lost touch. WE as believers will again be together. God Bless you, Todd and the best to your family.

  39. Dear Georgia and Carleton, I can’t tell you how shocked I was to hear your news. My heart goes out to you, and, my love and prayers are with you both. I will call you in a few days, when you’ve had a chance to grieve. love, Carol

  40. Art, I am so sorry to hear about your brother’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family.

  41. Carlton and family, Our sincere condolences on behalf of the entire Petrie family. Please know that our thoughts are with you. Sincerely, Bonnie Petrie Dingus Susan Petrie Chiaravallo Charles (Rick) Petrie

  42. Dear Carleton, Georgia and family, Barbara and I, Holly and Jim, were stunned to learn of the untimely death of Todd. We just learned of his death, as Brad Bellows called to inform us. He has been trying to contact the members of our former study group. Your family has contributed so much to funeral service, this just doesn’t seem fair. We all deal with these unexpected deaths, often, but not within our own families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Most Sincerely, Gary, Barbara, Holly and Jim

  43. Dear AJ and family, We were so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Fondly, Donna, Alan, Eric, Christopher and Ashley

  44. Dear Carlton, Georgia and Family, So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Our deepest synpathy, Anthony and Maryanne Cuomo

  45. Dear Arthur and family, I was saddend to hear of your brothers passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time…Rick Dewhirst, MFDA

  46. Dear Georgia & Carleton, my heart goes out to you upon learning of Todd’s sudden death. No parents should ever have to endure such a tragedy. Please know of my thoughts and prayers for you during this tough time. May Todd rest in peace. Much love, Mark Higgins

  47. I just heard about the passing of Todd! I am SO SORRY to hear of your loss! Parents should not bury their children, it’s unnatural! Thank goodness you have so many wonderful memories! Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. April

  48. I’m so sorry to hear about Todd’s passing. We have fond memories of him and our hearts are with the entire family. Phyl

  49. Dear Carleton, Georgia, Art, Wendy & family, I literally just read about Todd in the CFDA Associate and I am so sorry for you all. Please, accept my sincerest condolences.

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