1994 – 2017
Putnam, CT – Erika Lyn Salvas, twenty-three years old of Five Mile River Road, died Friday, September 1, 2017 surrounded by her family after a brief illness. Born in Putnam, she was the beloved daughter of Warren B. and Lisa E. Salvas of Putnam Heights.
Erika was a graduate of Putnam High School and the Class of 2013.
She was employed by The Crossings Restaurant. Erika was a dedicated employee where she could be found assisting staff and welcoming guests. Erika took much pride in her position at The Crossings. She was a member of the Hale YMCA, The Arc of Quinebaug Valley and competed in Special Olympics bowling, swimming and track & field. She enjoyed shopping, trips to the beach with her family, horseback riding, snowshoeing, listening to music, watching movies and videos. Most of all she loved to care for her cat Bailey.
In addition to her parents, Erika is survived by her brother Spencer T. Salvas of Putnam; a step-brother, Stephen A. Salvas of Marshfield, MA; maternal grandmother Frances “Molly” Mayo of Pomfret; her paternal grandmother Lorraine Salvas of Dayville; and many aunts, uncles and cousins whom she loved dearly.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Erika’s family on Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT. A gathering will begin at the funeral home on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 10:00 am at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am in St. Mary’s Church, 218 Providence St., Putnam, CT. Burial will follow at Putnam Heights Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to UMass Memorial Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, c/o the Office of Advancement, 333 South St., Shrewsbury, MA 01545. For Memorial Guestbook, visit GilmanAndValade.com