Brad Riley

Obituary of Brad R. Riley

Brad R. Riley, 28, of Dayville, CT, died unexpectedly Tuesday, September 4, 2018 in Putnam. He was born July 12, 1990 in Putnam, son of Fred Riley and Jill Erickson.

He graduated from the Masonry Program at H.H. Ellis Technical School in 2008. He had worked for Staples for many years and had just recently started working at Frito Lay. Brad enjoyed playing pool and played with several pool leagues. He enjoyed sports, especially the Boston Red Sox.

Brad was proud of his stay and all his accomplishments at the Hotchkiss House beginning May 22, 2016 in Torrington, CT.

He leaves his father Fred Riley of Dayville, mother Jill Erickson of Danielson, his sisters Heidi Thompson and her husband Timothy and their daughter Grace of Plainfield, Molly Pelletier and her husband Tom of Moosup, his twin brother Chad Riley of Dayville, his grandmother Betsy Erickson.  his lifelong best friend Dijon Benton, uncles Jeff Erickson and his wife Debbie and their children Johnny Mullen and Christine Bahosh, Russell Riley and his wife Natalie and their son Kevin and his beloved cat Moe.

He was predeceased by his grandparents, Richard and Linda Riley, and Herb Erickson, his uncle Jay Erickson and a cousin Bryan Erickson.

A Memorial Service will be Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 2:30 PM at the Eastford Baptist Church, 133 Union Road, Eastford, CT. Burial will be private.

Donations may be made in Brad’s memory to the McCall Foundation, 58 High Street, Torrington, CT  06790. Share a memory at


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