Eric R. Goehringer

Eric R. Goehringer, 59, of Ridgefield, CT died unexpectedly and peacefully at his home on March 21, 2015. Born in Connersville, IN on May 18, 1955; he was the son of Carol (Cox) Goehringer and the late Gene Goehringer. His family moved to Ridgefield, CT in 1964. Eric attended Ridgefield Schools and was a 1973 graduate of Ridgefield High School. He attended Thomas College in Waterville, ME.

Eric was very proud of his children and his greatest pleasure was to spend time with them and his grandchildren. He also enjoyed skiing and had fond memories of his days racing for the Ridgefield Ski Team and weekends at the family ski house in Vermont with family and friends. Eric was a music enthusiast and played drums in a number of bands during his high school years and afterwards.

Eric’s love of skiing led to his first career in the ski retail business where he was Manager of the Mt. Snow Ski Shop; and later, Manager of the ski shop at Bob’s Sports in New Canaan. He was always very handy around the house and eventually decided to change careers to start his own painting business; American Classic Painting. Several years ago, he transitioned into carpentry and it became his passion. He had many clients in Ridgefield most recently he enjoyed having his son, Spencer, help him out.

In addition to his mother, Carol; Eric is survived by his sister, Pam; as well as his children: Spencer Goehringer of Fairfield, CT; Shannon Fabiano and her husband, Dom of Southborough, MA and Kristen Goehringer of New York City. He is also survived by two grandchildren: Mia Goehringer and Bryce Fabiano. In addition to his mother, sister, children and grandchildren; he is survived by his former wife, Christine Goehringer and his dear friend, Carol Bomba, her family and grandchildren.

Friends will be received at Kane Funeral Home; 25 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield on Sunday, March 29, 2015 from 2 to 4 pm. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Eric’s memory can be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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