Obituary: Eric M. Martin, 61, of Shelton

Eric M. Martin, age 61, of Shelton, entered into eternal rest on Monday June 9, 2014 at Yale New Haven Hospital, with his family by his side. He was the devoted husband of 35 years to Rosemarie (Hemond) Martin.

Eric was born in St. Louis, Missouri on May 23, 1953, the beloved son of Mary Jo (Boyle) Martin and the late Robert Martin.

He was a graduate of Wethersfield High school where he excelled at athletics including football and track. Eric went on to graduate from Villanova University with a degree in Accounting. Eric started his career at the former Chesebrough Ponds and was presently a Financial Advisor and Senior Associate at Retirement Planning Partners.

Eric had an outgoing personality and all who knew him loved him. He had many interests including; Villanova basketball, The Beatles, and traveling. The major focus of his life, however, was his family.

He is the beloved father to his three daughters; Erin Martin, Lauren (Martin) Tofolowsky and Kristen Martin, as well as his son-in-law Dan Tofolowsky. He is the cherished brother to Lisa Dickerman and her husband Brian. He is the loving uncle to Geoffrey Martin, and Sarah, Lindsay, and Sean Dickerman. He also leaves his Aunt, Dorothy Simon, his mother-in-law Fernande Hemond, and several loving cousins.

Eric was predeceased by his father and his brother, Christopher Martin.

Calling hours will be on Thursday from 4-7 PM at the Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Road, Shelton. Family and Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday at 11:30 AM at St. Lawrence Church, 505 Shelton Ave.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please make a donation to a charity of your choice.

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