Marilyn Erickson
1933 - 2020
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Marilyn Rose Erickson, 87, passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at the Atrium in Agawam. She was born on September 23, 1933, in Springfield, MA, the youngest of Gustaf and Mabelle (McWilliams) Erickson. After graduating from Classical High School, she earned a B.A. and a M.Ed. from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, a certificate of Advanced Studies from Springfield College, and an Ed.D from the University of Massachusetts. She also took courses at Boston College, Fairfield University, and Westfield State. She was a teacher and counselor in the Springfield Public Schools for 37 years, 17 of them in the Research Department. She also worked for the Hartford, CT, School System as an intern assistant principal and for the Vermont State Department of Education as a consultant. She taught courses at the College of Our Lady of the Elms and Westfield State. She did volunteer teaching at the Hampden County Jail. Her sisters, Dorothy and Norma, and her brother, G. Walter Erickson, M.D. and his wife Martha Lake Adams predeceased her. She leaves her two nieces, Robin Gebrian (Jeffrey) of CT, and Quincy Erickson (Stephen Nagel) of TX; her nephew, Gary Erickson (Carol) of FL. She was a grandaunt to Molly Gebrian, Eric Gebrian, Christopher Erickson (Jill), and Jason Erickson and Herrick Erickson-Brigl. She was a great aunt to Callum Erickson, Everett Erickson and Evan Gebrian. She was blessed to have some very kind relatives and friends. She deeply appreciated them. According to her wishes, there are no services, she was buried beside the grave of her beloved sister, Norma in St. Michael’s Cemetery. For online condolences please visit

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Published in The Republican from Nov. 20 to Nov. 22, 2020.
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November 22, 2020
To the family of Ms Erickson, I am so very sorry for your loss. Ms Erickson was my 4th grade teacher back in 1958 and we have kept in touch for many years. It was a joy sending each other Christmas wishes. I will miss her, A wonderful person. RIP, Carmela Daniele Pagnoni Methuen, Massachusetts.
Carmela Daniele Pagnoni
November 22, 2020
I am so sorry to read of Marilyn’s passing. She taught at Kensington Ave. School across the street from where I grew up. My younger sisters had her for a teacher. She also went to my Alma Mater, The Elms! The best teachers came from there! Sincere sympathy to her family.
Rosemary Shrude Davidson
November 21, 2020
To all of Marilyn’s Family and Friends, we have lost a kind, thoughtful and giving person in our lives. But, let us all try to be thankful for the time that we had this lovely lady in our lives. How lucky we were to have known her as “Aunt, Great Aunt or Friend”. And the journey we took with her over the last few years we saw how brave she was and it gave us all strength to try and help her with this journey. She is with the ones she loved and held so dear so all I can say is “thank you, Marilyn for being in our lives and showing us how to be hopefully as kind as you were”
Gladys Burr
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