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“To Chris's family, we just heard of the sudden passing of Chris. His loss will be greatly missed by many at Western New England University. His...Read More »
1 of 100+ | Posted by: Arlene Rock


2 of 100+ | Posted by: Gina & James Kealey - Stratford, CT

“i KNOW FROM EXPERIENCE THAT MERE WORDS COULD NEVER EXPRESS MY DEEP SADNESS TO KNOW THAT YOU HAVE LOST YOUR DEAR SON CHRISTOPHER. LOSING AN ADULT IS...Read More »
3 of 100+ | Posted by: PAT MACDOUGALL

“I am in in total shock. Chris actually lived with my cousin, my dad & myself for 3 years. My heart goes out to your family. This really broke my...Read More »
4 of 100+ | Posted by: Gina & James Kealey - Stratford, CT

“Meg & Family, I cannot express the words for your your loss. Sending prayers for all. Hugs Betty Jordan- Evergreen, CO ”
5 of 100+ | Posted by: Betty Jordan

“Meg, Pat an I are so sorry for your loss. John & Pat Cunningham ”
6 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“Meg I was so devastated to hear about Christopher. My condolences to you and your family. He was such a beautiful, amazing child. Always thinking...Read More »
7 of 100+ | Posted by: Dale Nel - Hilton Head, SC

“Dear Rick & Meg, Tony & I are so heartbroken for you. We hope you can find peace in the great memories with Chris. Our thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
8 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Meg, Rick and family, We are deeply saddened by the news of Christopher's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
9 of 100+ | Posted by: Patsy and Don Devine - FL

“You and your family are in our prayers. Ginger Katz, Courage to Speak Foundation ”
10 of 100+ | Posted by: Ginger Katz

“"Perhaps they are not really stars in the sky but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy." —Eskimo legend...Read More »
11 of 100+ | Posted by: Orsi Varga

“Meg & Rick, Our deepest sympathy. Words seem inadequate at this time. Chris sounds like a wonderful son and brother, loved by many. Hoping you find...Read More »
12 of 100+ | Posted by: Lori DeLise

“Meg..my heart hurts so much for you. I know there are no words of comfort today but know you are always in my heart and prayers. Please remember that...Read More »
13 of 100+ | Posted by: Christa Carey Dunn

“Meg & Rick, Thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Our son Eric has many great memories of Chris during their time at Prep...Read More »
14 of 100+ | Posted by: Robert Allen - Fairfield, CT

“I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 119:76. ”
15 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Rick and family,My deepest condolences, so sorry to hear of the loss of your son. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers during...Read More »
16 of 100+ | Posted by: Kevin Murphy - Toronto - Friend

“Dear Meg and family, I am so very sorry your loss. Addiction is a terrible and incredibly powerful disease that is so hard on the entire family....Read More »
17 of 100+ | Posted by: Sarah Epifano

“Dearest Meg and family, This is Lucy from the rooms of Alanon offering what feels so flimsy -my love, and prayers at this time when life seems only...Read More »
18 of 100+ | Posted by: Lucy

“Dear Mr. & Mrs. McEttrick and family, Please accept my sincere condolences. I remember Chris from my years teaching Spanish at Prep. While I...Read More »
19 of 100+ | Posted by: Deirdre Magner

“My heart is broken for all of you. Having lost my mother last year, I know that not a day goes by that you will not think of him. Now that my mother...Read More »
20 of 100+ | Posted by: Gail Vachon Zisa

“Meg and Rick, May God give you the strength to get through this most difficult time. Dave and I have you in our thoughts and prayers. ”
21 of 100+ | Posted by: Mary & Dave MacKenzie - Fairfield, CT

“You don't know me but please accept my prayers and condolences on the loss of your son. Addiction robbed you of a long life with your son Chris. ...Read More »
22 of 100+ | Posted by: Lisa Gilson

“Dear Meg, Words are so difficult to write at this time. Please simply know that I am thinking of you and your family and thank you deeply for having...Read More »
23 of 100+ | Posted by: Patrick Milliman

“Thank you to everyone for sharing your thoughts. Your comments have been so inspirational and uplifting. We feel the love coming from your hearts. ”
24 of 100+ | Posted by: The McEttrick's

“Chris was my CDW-G sales rep for quite a few years, I was deeply saddened to hear of his passing. Chris was always very pleasant, expedient,...Read More »
25 of 100+ | Posted by: Jan Valego - Southampton, MA

“Meg, my prayers and thoughts are with you and yours in this time of great loss and sorrow. While we just reconnected recently, my heart goes out to...Read More »
26 of 100+ | Posted by: Cari Hechavarria

“Dear Meg and Rick, We are so saddened to hear about Christopher.So many fond memories from hockey.Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely,...Read More »
27 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“Rick and Meg, so sorry for your loss, My prayers are with you and your family. Mike McNamara ”
28 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“Hello Rick, I wanted to send my deepest regrets and condolences on the passing of Christopher. I can not imagine the sorrow you and your family must...Read More »
29 of 100+ | Posted by: Dave Saracino

“Rick & Meg Joanne and I want to send to both of you and family our deepest regrets of the passing of Chris. We can remember meeting Chris and your...Read More »
30 of 100+ | Posted by: Bill & Joanne Mc Connell

“McEttrick FamilyI am so sorry for the loss of Chris. He was truly a great guy. Funny, smart & caring. What began as a mentoring relationship at...Read More »
31 of 100+ | Posted by: Rob Chlupsa - Westport, CT

“Meg, Rick and family, I am so sorry for your loss . ”
32 of 100+ | Posted by: Debbie Otoole

“Meg, Rick & girls- We are so sorry. Carla and I always enjoyed our relationship with Chris. We felt connected to him, and really enjoyed our...Read More »
33 of 100+ | Posted by: Ed & Carla Sheehan - Fairfield, CT

“Dear McEttrick Family,I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May Chris be at peace with our dear Lord.My prayers are with you. ”
34 of 100+ | Posted by: Sandy L

“Dear Meg and RickWe can still see the children running up and down the street. Christopher had such sparkle in his eyes and always a smile. We are so...Read More »
35 of 100+ | Posted by: Jim and MaryBeth Bardon - CT

“Dear Mr. and Mrs. McEttrick, Kelly, Kara, and Casey,I am so sorry for your loss. I was heartbroken when I heard about Chris. I feel so fortunate to...Read More »
36 of 100+ | Posted by: Thomas Kelly - Stamford, CT

“Dear McEttrick family,I worked with Chris while he was hear at Saint Joseph's University. He was a wonderful person. Fr. Bruce Bidinger the...Read More »
37 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“Thank you to everyone for sharing your thoughts. Your comments have been so inspirational and uplifting. We feel the love from your hearts.The...Read More »
38 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“Meg and Rick, I am so very sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine the sadness and grief that you are going through right now. My heart goes out to...Read More »
39 of 100+ | Posted by: Jill Comerford - Stratford

“I am so very sorry for your loss. As the parent of a child in active addiction I was deeply moved by your words. I hope that you can eventually...Read More »
40 of 100+ | Posted by: Sherri Jackson - Calgary, AB

“We thank you all for sharing your thoughts. Your comments have been inspirational,uplifting and insightful. We feel the love coming from your hearts...Read More »
41 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Rick:We join your many friends in extending our sincere condolences and sympathies to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with...Read More »
42 of 100+ | Posted by: Steve Burkhart - Woodbridge, CT

“Dear Meg and Rick, even though I did not know your son, his passing touched my heart very deeply as my daughter is the same age. No parent should...Read More »
43 of 100+ | Posted by: Alla Tartakovsky - Monroe, CT

“So saddened to hear of the loss of your precious son Chris. The words you wrote and your tribute to him were beautiful and powerful. As a Mother who...Read More »
44 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“We are so very sorry for your devastating lost of Chris. Our deepest sympathy. My hope is that as time passes you may find comfort in your...Read More »
45 of 100+ | Posted by: Tim Wells

“You don't know me but I am making a78 yr old grand mother who understands what yor son and his family went through and the help and support you gave...Read More »
46 of 100+ | Posted by: Carol Besade

“Look at all this love expressed here for your dearest Chris and for you. You can be certain he will live on in all these hearts. Mourn deeply the...Read More »
47 of 100+ | Posted by: Lillian Toll

“Dear Meg and Rick Words cannot express the profound sadness and grief that our family is feeling today. We are hear broken. Our only comfort are...Read More »
48 of 100+ | Posted by: Bonnie Candee, Michael DiNardo and Monica DiNardo

“You have shown so much class and dignity in reporting the cause of your son's death. Twenty-five years ago when we lost our 31 year old young son...Read More »
49 of 100+ | Posted by: Hope from Enfield, CT

“It's with a heavy heart that I am writing this......I am no stranger to this horrible and life taking disease because of my own son's addition in his...Read More »
50 of 100+ | Posted by: Al and Deborah Buechel

“Rick, Meg and Girls. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Chris. I remember him as a kid always full of life and fun. You are in my thoughts and...Read More »
51 of 100+ | Posted by: Marilou Gaines - Rogers, AR

“Our sincere condolences on your great loss. It's just awful the disease of addiction. When you are ready, I will welcome your advice and will reach...Read More »
52 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“Our son also graduated from Prep's Class of 2004.Sending our heartfelt sympathy and prayers to your family at this heartbreaking time. May you find...Read More »
53 of 100+ | Posted by: Roberta & Robert Morton & Family

“So sorry to hear about your great son. Our thoughts are with you. The boys had great years at Prep together. ”
54 of 100+ | Posted by: Michael Nevins - Black Rock

“My deepest condolences. Praying for you and your family during this difficult time. May God’s love and grace be always with your family. ”
55 of 100+ | Posted by: Brenda Sandoval

“Meg, Rick, Kelly, Kara, and Casey, I am so heartbroken to hear of Chris' passing, and hurting deeply for you, I cannot even begin to comprehend what...Read More »
56 of 100+ | Posted by: Caroline Peixoto

“Dear Rick and Family,Lynn and I are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your son. May God comfort you and give you peace now and in the future. ”
57 of 100+ | Posted by: Jeff Bruneau - Seymour, CT

“Rick, my sincere condolences to you and your family during this most difficult time. I am very saddened to hear the news but know that many, many...Read More »
58 of 100+ | Posted by: Brent Woods - Lenexa, KS

“My deepest sympathies for your loss. ”
59 of 100+ | Posted by: Gia Watkins

“Dear McEttrick Family,Chris was a great man and a good friend. I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss at his passing. I will always remember the...Read More »
60 of 100+ | Posted by: Chris Fenton

“Meg, Rick and girls-Sending love, thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We are so sorry for your heartache and loss.Jen, Maddie and Sydney...Read More »
61 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Meg,Chris is such a beautiful person, you can tell from his photo. I am so sorry for this unimaginable loss but your memories with him are loud...Read More »
62 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Rick and Family,My deepest sympathy to you on the loss of this wonderful young man. You will be in my thoughts and prayers in the days ahead... ”
63 of 100+ | Posted by: Katie Holcomb - North Haven, CT

“Hello. My name is Jeff. I had the pleasure, and fun of coaching the boys Wakeman LaCrosse team with Chris last Summer. I did not know Chris very well...Read More »
64 of 100+ | Posted by: Jeffrey Zakim

“To the family of Christopher I applaud you for mentioning addition as a disease. Sometimes the disease is greater then us at that time God takes over...Read More »
65 of 100+ | Posted by: Joyce Goodwin - Bridgeport, CT

“You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
66 of 100+ | Posted by: Chris Levesque - Reading, MA

“I only knew Chris related to his role at CDW-G. He's been our account executive at Providence College for quite awhile. Chris was a high energy...Read More »
67 of 100+ | Posted by: Alyssa Marton - Providence, RI

“Dear Rick & Family,Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on your unimaginable loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers during this very sad time. ”
68 of 100+ | Posted by: Suzanne Rivers

“Dear Family, I did not know Chris, but I applaud you for mentioning his addiction struggles in his obituary. Very real and very often not discussed....Read More »
69 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“Rick and Family,So sorry for your loss. I pray that the many happy memories of the past are carried forward forever into your families future. ”
70 of 100+ | Posted by: Teddi Mickus - Milford, CT

“Dear Rick, Meg, and family,Cathy and I are so sorry to hear of Chris's passing. Our deepest sympathy to you. May peace, love, courage and faith...Read More »
71 of 100+ | Posted by: Chris & Cathy Mills - Shelton, CT

“Dear McEttrick family, may God help you all at this time of deep sorrow. Christopher was a special person. Maffuccci Family ”
72 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
73 of 100+ | Posted by: Rich Ryan - Amesbury, MA

“Dear Rick & Meg: Sarah and I express our sincere condolences for your loss. I will offer Mass and Communion for Chris and ask my Knights of Columbus...Read More »
74 of 100+ | Posted by: Dave Wallace - Prospect, KY

“Meg and Family- Can't even begin to tell you how sorry I am to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this heartbreaking...Read More »
75 of 100+ | Posted by: Jill Denison

“Dear Mr. and Mrs. McEttrick and family. It is hard to express how truly sorry I am to hear about Chris passing, he was my brother, and best friend. I...Read More »
76 of 100+ | Posted by: Derek and Stphanie Cervone

“Dear Rick, Meg and girls, So very very sorry for your pain and loss. May the good Lord keep him in the palm of His hand. ”
77 of 100+ | Posted by: Don and Sue McCrossen

“Mr. & Mrs. McEttrick, Kelly, Kara, and Casey: I am heartbroken for you and am so deeply sorry for your loss. I have very fond memories of Chris and...Read More »
78 of 100+ | Posted by: Mona Marrash

“Meg ,Rick and family We have no words to express our sorrow for your pain.Thank you for painting the full picture of Chris. He was more than his...Read More »
79 of 100+ | Posted by: Kate and Jerry Silver

“Dear Meg , I can't begin to tell you how deeply saddened I was to hear the tragic news of your son Christopher's passing. What a talented and good...Read More »
80 of 100+ | Posted by: Chris Anderson

“Offering our sympathies at this time. ”
81 of 100+ | Posted by: The Staff of Lesko-Polke Funeral Home - CT

“Dear McEttricks, I was devastated to hear about Chris. He was a great friend to our whole family. Playing hockey in the driveway with him and the...Read More »
82 of 100+ | Posted by: Michael Wald

“Meg, Rick and Sisters, I am heart broken to hear of the tragic loss of your beloved son, Chris. May he now rest in peace with our Lord. He will watch...Read More »
83 of 100+ | Posted by: Jeannie Johnson

“Sending love and prayers to your family during this time of grief. As an individual in recovery, I plan to donate to The Herren Project on behalf of...Read More »
84 of 100+ | Posted by: Carly Smith

“I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that your happy memories of Chris will comfort you in the days and years to come. ”
85 of 100+ | Posted by: Ellen Goldman

“To the McEttrick family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I will never forget Chris' smile and his laugh and will always remember him at the...Read More »
86 of 100+ | Posted by: Lauren Coursen

“Lost for words....my thoughts are with the family... ”
87 of 100+ | Posted by: miranda roos

“Sending love to each of you today and always. I pray that God watches you all and let Chris rest peacefully now. Love to you all! ”
88 of 100+ | Posted by: Kerri-Lynn Orsini Mulhearn

“Sending all of the McEttrick family our love, condolences and prayers. ”
89 of 100+ | Posted by: Kevin and Beth Kells

“Dear Meg & Rick, I'm so terribly sorry to hear of Christopher's passing. You will be in our hearts. Our love, Karen & Aaron ”
90 of 100+ | Posted by: The Graham's

“Our sympathy and prayers for your family and Christopher. God bless you in this difficult time. ”
91 of 100+ | Posted by: Pat and Glenn Hansen and family

“Meg and family, there are no words to express my heart's feelings for the loss of your son and his life. Knowing you, and seeing his picture,...Read More »
92 of 100+ | Posted by: Amie Hall - Fairfield, CT

“Our thoughts and prayers are for Christopher and your family. We are terribly sorry for your loss.. ”
93 of 100+ | Posted by: Kathy and John Campbell

“Oh Meg: My heart goes out to you and your family. We had a very solemn Al-Anon meeting last night. We all thought of Christoper as one of our kids...Read More »
94 of 100+ | Posted by: Linda G.

“I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and heart are with you and hope you find some serenity as time goes on. ”
95 of 100+ | Posted by: John Vibbert

“My prayers and thoughts are with you and family. I am so terribly sorry for your tragic loss! May Christopher find his serenity! ”
96 of 100+ | Posted by: Midge Deverin

“Meg, Rick and family. We are full of sorrow for the loss of Chris.Our love,thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Kim and Ron Caro ”
97 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“So very sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved son, Chris. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Mary Condon ”
98 of 100+ | Posted by: Mary Condon

“May Christopher's memory be for a blessing for his family. I am holding you in my heart and the light during this most painful time. ”
99 of 100+ | Posted by: Gail Ostrow

“I am so very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this extremely difficult time. ”
100 of 100+ | Posted by: The Tunucci Family


Christopher Michael McEttrick, age 30, of Fairfield, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017. Born on June 23, 1986, Chris was the beloved son of Rick and Meg McEttrick. He was a graduate of Fairfield Prep High School, Class of 2004 and later attended St. Joseph's University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Business. Chris worked as an Account Executive for CDW, a computer and software company. Chris was smart, quick witted and magnetic. His charm and smile could light up a room. He always took the opportunity to make people laugh with his infamous one-liners and pranks. Chris was an athlete. He played hockey, lacrosse, basketball and tennis throughout his life and was an avid snowboarder. He loved the thrill of the mountain and comradery of his teammates. You could always find him mastering some trick at the terrain park or rallying the neighborhood for a game of street hockey. He was a devoted Jets and Rangers fan and enjoyed coaching lacrosse for Wakeman Boys & Girls Club. Most of all, Chris was sensitive and loving. He cherished his time with family. He especially loved summers spent together at the beach and trips to South Africa, Hawaii and the Caribbean. He will always be remembered as a caring son, brother and friend. Chris struggled with addiction for many years and fought fiercely to overcome the disease. During his challenges, he was loved and supported as he strived to live his life to the fullest. Chris is now free and at peace. Chris is survived by his parents, Rick and Meg, his three sisters, Kelly, Kara, and Casey McEttrick and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his grandparents James and Mary McEttrick and John and Edwina Giuliano. Chris will be deeply missed. The family will receive friends on Friday from 4-8 pm at the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Rd., Fairfield Center. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11am, directly at St. Pius X Church, 834 Brookside Dr., Fairfield with burial to follow in Oaklawn Cemetery. To sign an online register or to get travel directions, please visit www.LeskoPolkeFuneralHome.com In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to The Herren Project – a non-profit organization fighting the stigma that surrounds addiction and helping to build communities for recovery.