Ellen "Bunny" Ericsson who was the organist at Noroton Presbyterian Church for more than 50 years died May 18. A memorial service is set for Monday, June 17 at the church in Darien.
Music was Ericsson's life and she is being remembered as someone who "touched countless lives with her gifts, talent, generosity, and encouragement."
Ericsson taught piano in Darien since the 1950s, played the organ and piano in every Darien church for various occasions, was the organist more than 50 years at Noroton Presbyterian Church, simultaneously at the Christian Science Church, Darien, preceded by the Wilton Christian Science Church.
In earlier years, she played organs at Zion Lutheran Church, St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Norwalk and Stamford's Evangelical Congregational Church.
She was the pianist/accompanist to the Darien Senior Songsters for decades as they entertained at nursing homes around Fairfield County and senior citizen events.
She was the sole organist for Lawrence Funeral Home for more than 60 years.
Weddings, celebrations, holiday events, concerts, charities, family and friends gatherings, and even a performance in Herald Square for Macy's, were among her constantly full schedule, reaching into her 92nd year and days before she died.
Ericsson was looking forward to playing the Radio City Music Hall organ in November.
A special music-filled celebration of Ericsson's life will be held Monday, June 17 at noon at Noroton Presbyterian Church in Darien.
Click here to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.