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Edwin Herrick Jr.

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Edwin A. Herrick, Jr. 1935 - 2012 WILLIAMSTOWN Edwin A. Herrick, Jr. age 76, a resident of Simonds Road in Williamstown, died on Sunday, Jan. 29, at Sweetbrook Nursing Home in Williamstown following a long illness. He was born in North Adams on April 14, 1935, son of the late Edwin A. and Nellie Margaret (Coulter) Herrick, Sr. He received his education in local schools and is a graduate of Williamstown High School, class of 1954. After high school, he went to work for Mt. Hope Farms in Williamstown. Edwin also worked for 10 years for Lawrence Bloedel Farms as a caretaker, and at the Williamstown National Bank for 15 years. Edwin served in the Army during peacetime from 1958 until 1960. He married the former Esther Howes in Ashfield on July 25, 1964. Mrs. Herrick survives. He was a member of the Williamstown Methodist Church, and the Williamstown Grange. Edwin enjoyed hunting, fishing, and bowling. He enjoyed raising and caring for African violets. Besides his wife, Edwin is survived by his son, Dennis Edwin Herrick and his companion, Bonnie Berry, of New Hampshire, and several cousins in Shaftsbury, VT and Pittsfield. MEMORIAL NOTICE: A memorial service will be held at a time to be announced in the spring. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the North Adams Adult Day Care Center through the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201. The family would like to thank the staff of Sweetbrook Nursing Home for their thoughtfulness and care while he was a resident there. Guestbook condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Jan. 31, 2012
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