Robert J. Erickson, 89, of Brockton, passed away on Monday, April 21, 2014 at the Good Samaritan Medical Center. He was the husband of the late Marcelle S. (Noel) Erickson. Born September 25, 1924 in Brockton, he was the son of the late John Erickson and Helen (Crowley) Erickson. He served in the United States Navy during World War II in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre. Prior to his retirement, he was the bookkeeper for Hanson Printing Company in Brockton. He was a lifelong Brockton resident. He was a member of the VFW Post 1046 and American Legion Post 35. He has been a resident of West Acres Nursing Home in Brockton for the last 2 years. He is survived by his children, Dennis E. Erickson, Daniel N. Erickson and his wife Maureen and Michelle E. Emord and her husband Robert; his siblings, David Erickson and Rita Thayer; his sister-in-law, Louise Erickson; he is also survived by 6 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was the grandfather of the late Dennis Erickson and brother of the late Warren Erickson. Funeral from the Russell & Pica Funeral Home, 165 Belmont St., (Rt123) Brockton on Thursday at 9:30AM thence to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 439 West St., Brockton where a funeral mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul at 10:30AM. Interment will follow in Melrose Cemetery, Brockton. Calling hours Wednesday 4:00-7:00PM. Donations may be made to the VFW Post 1046, 283 North Quincy St., Brockton, MA 02301. For directions, visit www.Russellpicafuneralhome.com.
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Russell & Pica Funeral Home
165 Belmont St
Brockton, MA 02301
Published in The Enterprise on Apr. 22, 2014