Eric James Sassano

October 27, 1984 - June 25, 2023

10/27/1984 - 06/25/2023

Past Services

Sunday July 02, 2023
2:00 pm
Salvation Army
2800 Bridges St, Morehead City.
Morhead City, NC 28557

Eric James Sassano, 38, passed from this life on Sunday, June 25, 2023. Born in Stony Brook, NY, he spent most of his childhood and adult life in Carteret and Craven counties, NC. He served the community as a member of the Beaufort Police Department for over 7 years, receiving the Medal of Valor in 2014. 

Eric was a talented self-taught musician and the best storyteller. He loved making people laugh and never met a stranger. His children, Lindsay and Alexander, were the light of his life. His pride in their character and talents sustained him through many difficult moments. 

In addition to his children, Eric is survived by his parents, James and Sharon Sassano; sister Jennifer Brumagin and husband Morgan, niece Isabella and nephew William; brother Devin Sassano and wife Lara; and many other treasured family and friends.

A service to celebrate his life will be held Sunday, July 2 at 2pm at The Salvation Army, 2800 Bridges St, Morehead City.

The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the Officers and Staff of The Salvation Army ARC Hampton Roads for their ministry and support.

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Daniel Garner
7 months ago

Eric always had the ability to make me smile. He had the uncanny ability to weave together the most impossible, grandiose, tragic stories I have ever heard. And they almost always ended in his demise and a round of insatiable laughter. The times we laughed with Eric, and sometimes at Eric, will be some of the most treasured moments of my life. He was one of a kind and had a talent gifted to so very few. We were brothers for 7 years, and despite all that has happened I consider you one still. My prayers and condolences go out to his family. Jim, I’ve met you only briefly at Lowe’s, but my heart goes out to you. And to his children, I recently lost my father to his addictions and life choices, I know all to well what you are feeling. My heart breaks for you.

Anthiny and Suni Ginther
7 months ago

Prayers for his family and friends in this difficult time ❤

Reggie and Nicole James
7 months ago

We are praying for your family during this difficult time.

Beth Roadman
7 months ago

Our sincere condolences to you all. May Christ give you strength and comfort to get through the coming days. May Eric rest in peace.

Amy Taylor
7 months ago

I’m so sorry to hear this news. I met Eric on a call with assistance from Beaufort PD. I pray for the family’s peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Judi Squires
7 months ago

I’m extremely saddened to hear of Eric’s passing. I worked with him when he was a police officer for Beaufort PD. I was a dispatcher for the county and worked with him often. He was an awesome officer and a kind soul. Prayers lifted for his family and friends feeling this loss. Rest in Peace Eric!

Michelle Patterson
8 months ago

A great man is protecting us again. I will never forget all Eric did for us. Our thoughts, prayers and love go out to his family.

Rebekah Ardis
8 months ago

Praying for comfort!