QUINCY Antonette Etta (Grazioso) Erickson, age 94, of Quincy, died Monday, September 15, 2008 at the Hancock Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Quincy after a long illness. Mrs. Erickson was born in Braintree, raised and educated in Braintree Schools. She had lived in Quincy since 1932, previously living in Braintree. She was employed as a Supervisor and Technician at the Raytheon Company formerly in Quincy for over twenty-five years. She retired many years ago. Mrs. Erickson enjoyed spending time wit h her family especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an avid gardener, collected antiques, and a devoted Red Sox fan. Beloved wife of the late Walter C. Erickson. Loving mother of Arlene F. Speranzo and her husband Frank of Pembroke, Deborah S. Russo and her husband Mike of Quincy, the late Janet F. Kazlauskas and her late husband Anthony R., and the late Carl David Erickson. Survived by nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was one of seven siblings, and is survived by Phyllis Carmichael of Canton. Funeral Services will be conducted at the Covenant Congregational Church, 315 Whitwell Street, Quincy, Friday, September 19, 2008 at 10 oclock. Reverend Karen Palmatier, Pastor, will officiate. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Ave., Quincy Thursday 4 - 8 p.m. Interment Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mrs. Ericksons memory may be made to the Alzheimer Association, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472.
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on Sept. 17, 2008