In Loving Memory of Esther H. Soderquist

April 10, 1921
Fairfield, CT
September 27, 2018
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Spear-Miller Funeral Home, Wednesday 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

October 03, 2018


Our Lady of the Assumption Church

Mass of Christian Burial

545 Stratfield Road,
Fairfield CT 06825

Thursday, October 4, 2018 10:30 a.m.


Lawncroft Cemetery

1740 Black Rock Turnpike,
CT 06825

October 04, 2018

Family Gathering


Norma Pfriem Breast Care Center

111Beach Road,
CT 06824

Esther H. Soderquist

Esther H. Soderquist, age 97, of Fairfield, beloved wife of the late Victor Carl Soderquist, Sr., passed away peacefully Thursday, September 27, 2018 at the Carolton Chronic and Convalescent Hospital. Born in her home in Fairfield, the daughter of the late Kirk and Nora Whiteman, she had been a lifelong town resident. Mrs. Soderquist worked as an assembler for many local companies including Bridgeport Brass, Bassick, Bridgeport Thermostat and Sikorsky Aircraft. She was a member of the women’s auxiliary of the Loyal Order of the Moose and the Fairfield Elks BPO 2220. Esther was a devoted and loving wife, mother grandmother and great-grandmother who took great joy spending time with her large and loving family. She will be sadly missed by her six loving children, James Soderquist of Bridgeport, Kenneth Soderquist and his wife Ruby of New Canaan, Richard Soderquist of Newtown, Kevin Soderquist of Northwest FL, Barbara Soderquist of Fairfield and Arlene Achilli and her husband Richard of Englewood, FL; 21 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and one expected in May 2019 and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving son, Victor Carl Soderquist, Jr., three sisters and a brother. The Soderquist family would like to express their deepest gratitude to care givers from Carolton Chronic and Convalescent Hospital and the Hospice Masonic Care for their loving, compassionate and professional care provided to Esther over several years. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 545 Stratfield Road, Fairfield. Interment will follow in Lawncroft Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. The family would greatly appreciate donations to the Norma Pfriem Breast Care Center, 111 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT 06824in Esther’s memory. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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  1. I love you Grandma! I’ve missed your gentle touch, bright eyes and sweet, constant smile. I’m so happy you’re with Jesus and reuinted with Grandpa, Uncle Vicky and your own parents and siblings. I pray for comfort for my dad, aunts and uncles who will be missing their mother.

  2. My Deepest and Sincere Condolences to Richie and family. I admired your mother since the 60s. She was very loving and caring always. Im glad we were able to reconnect
    With loving respect