Erwin E. 'Ed' Wrisley

Published on Tuesday, 29 January 2019 20:13


Erwin E. “Ed” Wrisley, 74, of Bristol, died on Dec. 13, 2018.

Ed was born in Tupper Lake, N.Y., on Sept. 9, 1944, and was a son of the late Erwin Wrisley Sr. and Beatrice (Douglas) Huhn. A longtime Bristol resident, he was a proud Vietnam Veteran having served in the United States Army. He was a member of the American Legion Post 2 Bristol, Post 20 Terryville, and Post 33 Plainville and the VFW Lodge 584, Plainville. He enjoyed playing pool and was a diehard Yankee fan. He sold cars for local dealerships including Stephen’s Auto Mall.

Ed is survived by a son, Earl Wrisley of Bloomfield; four daughters, Sheila Schaffrick and husband, Glenn, of Bristol, Amy Wrisley of Plainville, Lisa Wrisley of Torrington, and Sarah Rodriguez and husband, Alex, of Manchester; siblings, Betsy McMann of Florida, Douglas “Paul” Wrisley and wife, Jo Ann, of Southington, Sylvia Simpson, Theresa Cohen and husband, Carl, of Bristol, Linda Griffin and husband, Bill, of Ohio; grandchildren, Kayla Wrisley and Phoenix Rodriguez; step-son, Gregory Huhn and wife, Chris, of Woodbury; the love of his life, Norma Wrisley; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a sister, Mila Saucier.

A military honors graveside and burial will be held on May 3, 2019, at 2 p.m., at West Cemetery, Pound St., Bristol. Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol, is assisting the family. Visit Ed’s memorial website at

Posted in The Bristol Press, on Tuesday, 29 January 2019 20:13. Updated: Tuesday, 29 January 2019 20:16.