We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home of Berlin
Christopher Albert Hrenko of Berlin, Connecticut passed away in the presence of his family at the Uconn Medical Health Center on the evening of Thursday, May 19. Chris is survived by his wife Lisa (Grieco) Hrenko, daughter Olivia, grandmother Carol Dauphin, father James, and siblings Anthony, Jonathan, Mary, and Amy.
Chris found peace in the outdoors and spent much of his time hunting, fishing and camping with family and friends. His summers growing up were highlighted during the weeks he spent camping in Arlington, VT on the Battenkill River. His favorite activities included: fly fishing, river tubing and canoeing. Another annual tradition was attending the opening of trout season on the Farmington River with his close friends and fellow fishermen. Chris was famous for his dramatic responses when he missed a fish that hit his line.
Cooking and music were among Chris’ other passions. He loved grilling in the backyard, and jamming out to the Grateful Dead in his uniform of a tie-dye shirt with the sleeves torn off. Chris had a contagious free spirit. Spending time with him was a sure bet to having a good time.
If you asked him what his greatest accomplishment was, his answer would be: being a father. His greatest love was his daughter, Olivia. He has gifted his talent for art and passion for music to her. Join us in celebrating his life at Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home of Berlin, 111 Chamberlain Hwy, on the evening of Wednesday, June 1st from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Chris’ family will be wearing tie-dye at the event. Visitors are invited to join them in honoring him this way.
In lieu of flowers, his family invites you to make a donation in Christopher’s memory to the Farmington Valley Trout Unlimited Organization’s conservation efforts at www.fvtu.org/donate.