|Eric Pitching at Curtis 2011|
|MSIT baseball awards dinner June 29, 2011 Old Bermuda Inn|
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Eric R. Colligan, 15, of Grant City, died from injuries he sustained in apre-dawn car accident Monday on the Garden State Parkway in Holmdel, N.J.
Born in Staten Island University Hospital, Ocean Breeze, Eric was raised in Grant City.
He was a student at McKee High School, St. George, where he played on the baseball team and the varsity football team.
An athletic teenager, family said Eric enjoyed playing football, baseball and handball. He also enjoyed biking and playing video games.
He also enjoyed spending quality time with his friends and family.
“He was known as a good kid with a great personality and sense of humor,” said his stepfather, Nicholas Colella.
Eric was a lifelong parishioner of St. Christopher’s R.C. Church, Grant City.
Surviving are his mother, Coleen Colella; his stepfather, Nicholas Colella; his father, Luis Sanchez; three sisters, Michaela, Destiny and Angelica; and his grandparents, George and Dorris Eisler, and Giovanni and Christine Colella.
The funeral will be Saturday from the Colonial Funeral Home, New Dorp, with a mass at 10 a.m. in St. Christopher’s R.C. Church, Grant City. Burial will be in Moravian Cemetery, New Dorp.