Erica "Ricki" Svenson

April 13, 1945December 4, 2017

Erica A Svenson, known to family and friends as “Ricki” passed away suddenly on December 4, 2017. Erica was born in Englewood NJ on April 13, 1945. She was the daughter of Carl and Hedwig Svenson. Erica grew up in Chester and was a graduate of Valley Regional High School. She later settled in Ivoryton with her family and will be fondly remembered for her exceptional cooking at The Incarnation Camp in Ivoryton, a job she truly loved. Erica had a great love for her family and friends, her smile and laugh touched all those she came in contact with. She loved to spend her free time tending to her gardens, beautifying her home and enjoying the company of her cat Blackie. Erica survived by her daughter Bethany Hayes and her husband Andrew of East Hartford. Bethany was the truly the light of Erica’s life. She also survived by her sister Carol Marcolini of Clinton; her nieces Suellen, Sally, Maureen, Ashley and Nicole; her nephews Martin and Josh. She was predeceased by her nephew Matthew.

Family and Friends may call on Sunday December 10th from 2-4 pm at the Swan Funeral Home 1224 Boston Post Rd Old Saybrook followed by a prayer service at 4 pm. Burial will be private. Donations in Erica’s name made be made to Catzablanca Adoption Agency 1940 Silas Deane Highway, Rocky Hill Ct 06067. Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Old Saybrook, CT.



  • Calling Hours Sunday, December 10, 2017
  • Prayer Service Sunday, December 10, 2017


  • Burial

Erica "Ricki" Svenson

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Judy Harris

December 9, 2017

Ricki was a very close friend of mine in high school.She and her then boyfriend gave me a surprise party for my 16th birthday. She was a fun person to be with. Sadly we lost touch after high school.My prayers go out to you and your family.

Maury and Laurie Wyman

December 7, 2017

Erica was a blessing to know; her life story brought joy as she spoke. The flowers she planted with great detail grew beautiful from yellow ones, some impatience with some red geraniums and also lavender and white patunias. Her cats were friendly and her daughter, Bethany, a joy also. Praise God he brought them in our lives. Our prayers are with you all.