Welcome to the memorial page for

Eric J. Hunter

September 29, 1986 ~ October 10, 2017 (age 31)

Eric Jay Hunter, 31, of Amston, passed away suddenly from heart failure on Tuesday afternoon, October 10, 2017.  Born in Beverly, MA on September 29, 1986, he was a son of James and Deborah (Smith) Hunter.  He graduated from Windham Tech in 2006 with a focus in culinary arts. As a boy he did vaulting, baseball, cheerleading, track, and wrestling.  He loved working with his hands and doing anything outdoors, always moving, never cooped up. He loved to fish, ride anything with wheels, climb rocks, cliffs, waterfalls, and sailing on his catamaran. Eric was a very big man with a very big heart.  He will be remembered for his giving nature and endless love towards anyone he came in contact with. He was always happy to lend a hand or a shoulder to anyone in need. Most importantly, Eric held his family in the highest regard.  He will be sadly missed but always remembered by all who knew and loved him, including his beloved parents, James and Deborah Hunter of Amston; siblings, Michael Hunter of Hebron, Jesica S Hunter of Amston, Shaun and his wife Jessica of Cape Coral, FL, Derrick Riley and his wife Camill of North Carolina, Anna Riley of California and Haley Riley of Bristol, and numerous extended family and friends.  Calling hours will be held on Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 1 – 3pm at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Rd., Colchester.  Donations in his memory may be made to  For online condolences, please visit

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Toys for Kids in honor of Eric

 Service Information

October 15, 2017

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home
167 Old Hartford Road
Colchester, CT 06415

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