Peaceful 09

Eric John Christensen

August 21, 1966 ~ May 18, 2020 (age 53)


It is with great sadness that the family of Eric J. Christensen, 53, announces his passing on May 18, 2020, at his home in Portsmouth RI, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Eric was born on August 21, 1966, in Newport RI, to the late Forrest W. and Anne C. Christensen.

Eric attended St. Philomena School, Tabor Academy and Bishop Connolly High School. He was a Graduate of the University of Rhode Island Business School. Eric worked in the field of Telecommunications for Elite Wireless Inc. Prior to that, he was an employee of Verizon.

Eric was a communicant of Jesus Saviour Parish, a member of the Vasco Da Gama Holy Ghost Society and the Knights of Columbus Middletown Chapter. He enjoyed golfing, politics, playing darts, and spending time with his family and friends.

Eric is survived by his loving wife of fifteen years Deb [Dias] Christensen; his three adoring daughters Olivia Anne, Victoria Lyn and Angelica Hope. He was the beloved brother of two sisters Diane Christensen and Molly Oliver and her Husband Stephen Oliver. He leaves behind two nephew’s John Oliver and Zack Bromage and two nieces Gabby Oliver and Meghan Bromage. He also leaves behind many devoted friends, co-workers and extended family members who were a great comfort to him during his illness. The family has been blessed by the extraordinary support of the local community during these difficult times.

Eric's services will be private. The current environment has prevented his family from receiving guests as they would prefer, so we encourage all friends and family to reach out to his family to show your support. Please call or write to them directly or you may leave your name and a memory on the digital guest book at At a later date, Eric’s family will plan and announce a memorial mass for Eric to be followed by a Celebration of Life gathering.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Eric J. Christensen to support cancer research and patient care at: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via

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