Ernest Abrahamson

November 18, 1924March 13, 2013

Ernest A. Abrahamson November 18, 1924 - March 13, 2013 Preston - Ernest A. Abrahamson, 88, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 surrounded his loving family. He was born on November 18, 1924 in Preston. He was the son of the late Charles and Hilma (Gustafson) Abrahamson. He married the love of his life, Emma Brousseau, in 1947. Together they had six beloved children. Ernie served admirable in the US Navy and was a veteran of World War II. After the war, he served six month at Pearl Harbor and was then stationed at Johnson Atoll repairing the war ships. He returned to his hometown of Preston and began his career as a carpenter. He later worked as a Construction Supervisor with the State of Connecticut until his retirement. He was a lifetime member of the Preston City Volunteer Fire Department, VFW and the Preston City Congregational Church. He was an active member in the Preston community, volunteering his time to the zoning board, fair committee and the ambulance service. He was an umpire for the local Little League and youth basketball teams. Ernie was an avid gardener, woodworker, golfer and traveler, but most of all he loved being with his family. He and Emma spent numerous winters in New Smyrna Beach, Florida where he enjoyed spending time with his family there. He leaves behind his wife Emma and six children; Gail Frederick of Preston, Gary Abrahamson of Pierson, FL, Wayne Abrahamson of Old Lyme, Charlie Abrahamson of Griswold, Karen Desy of Worcester, MA, and Ernie Abrahamson Jr. of Edgewater, FL, twelve grandchildren, twelve great-grand children and numerous extended family members. He was predeceased by his brother George Abrahamson and sisters Ruth Wheeler, Alice Black and Ellen Drugge. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Preston City Volunteer Fire Department at 412 Route 165, Preston, CT 06365 or the Preston City Congregational Church at 321 Route 165, Preston, CT 06365. Services will be announced at a later date. Church & Allen Funeral Services of Norwich, CT is entrusted with arrangements.


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March 19, 2013

I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2.

Mike & Linda Sanborn

March 17, 2013

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Paul / Gail MacDonald

March 17, 2013

Dear Emma my thoughts amd prayers are with you at this time.Ernie and I had some good times together at the fire house.I was hopeing to come down and see you. when you do come down let me know.We are now back in Ocala.

Denisa Lynch

March 16, 2013

Nana A.
I can't express in words how saddened I am with the passing of Papa A. I am grateful for the last visit we had. I have so many fond memories of times spent with you,Papa and the family. All the holidays, picnics, the Preston fair, our trips to Point Judith or just hanging out. Papa has touched so many lives, everyone he knew will miss him. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love you Nana!

Kenny & Kay Ring

March 16, 2013

Dear Em and family~Ernie was a friend to me and the several Supervisors we worked with. Whenever we ran into a facet we weren't familiar with, he always had an answer. Rest assured, he is presently building a place in heaven for you all when the time comes.

Jennifer (Mineo) Hart

March 15, 2013

Emma, Ernie Jr and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. After all these years, I still have great memories of the time I spent with all of you. May your dad rest in peace and may you all find comfort in your memories and good times during these difficult days again.

ruth Chorjel

March 15, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of such a sweet,kind and gentle man. It was a gift to me to know him. Gail, you will all be in my thoughts and prayers. Come down with your Mom and get some Fla sunshine when you can. Ruthie

Nicole (Rouillard) Audet

March 15, 2013

Wayne & Family,
Sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers...

March 15, 2013

Dear Karen and Abrahamson Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you on this sad day,
Carole Drong

Michael Benjamin

March 15, 2013

I've known Ernie most of my life. He will be missed.