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“Rest in peace my friend. You were one the most loyal people I've ever met. You were a great mentor in the CG. You'll always be remembered. ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Eric Chiasson - Oakdale, CT

“So long Eric. Was a great time, and was really glad you got to work for the Department of Homeland Security.....it was you all the way. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Robert Anthoine - Waterford, CT

“Happy birthday Eric ...I miss that smile already we had some good times with you & Deb...I'll never forget.....R.I.P buddy til we meet again... ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Carlene Hagstrom - Jewett, CT

“Great Memories Eric Grateful for your service as a U.S. Coast Guardsman. Rest in Peace My Friend !! ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Paul MacMartin

“Rest easy shipmate ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Matthew McDermott - Richmond, RI

“Rest easy buddy. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Mike Lukasak - New Hampshire, NH

“Happy Birthday Eric. Thank you for your service. RIP. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: John FitzGerald - Manchester, CT

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Grateful for Eric's service as a U.S. Coast Guardsman. Rest in Peace Eric. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Maurene Kennedy - Waterford, CT

“Happy birthday eric. You will be greatly missed. We miss your smile and joking pranks already. Rest in peace. Your friends missy and carl ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Melissa Brackett - Griswold, CT

“May you R.IP. YOU WILL BE MISSED BY SO MANY!!!XOXO XOXO XOXO ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Danielle Cratty - Manchester, CT


Eric Richard Grebe passed away after a brief illness on September 10th 2017. Eric was born in New London on September 14th 1979. He grew up on Fishers Island. He also lived in Manchester, Connecticut, where he graduated from Manchester High School in 1997. Eric leaves behind his brother and sister in law Dennis and Alicia Grebe of Waterford, Ct.; his nieces Emily Grebe of New London, and Olivia Watrous of Florida, and his longtime friend Debbie Scheinblum of New London. He also leaves behind many close cousins and friends., and specially his beloved dog Hanna. Eric loved the ocean and he was passionate about his United States Coast Guard career, which he joined in 2001 and served on the Marcus Hanna in Maine. He was then stationed in New London Connecticut before retiring. Eric was predeceased by his father Alfred "Dick" Grebe and his mother Renee Grebe (Royle). Eric was a very loyal friend to many with a caring heart and will forever be remembered for his amazing sense of humor. Services are being arranged and will be disclosed at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations payable to: The Coast Guard Foundation to benefit TRACEN Cape May. Please send gifts to Coast Guard Foundation, 394 Taugwonk Road, Stonington, CT 06378. Condolences may be shared on Eric’s memorial page at www.neilanfuneralhome.com. "Fair winds and a following sea"

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