Bruce C. Erickson of North Chelmsford

 

Bruce C. Erickson, 71, of N. Chelmsford, died surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at his home. He was married to Patricia L. Erickson (Ignatowich) with whom he would have celebrated their fifty-second wedding anniversary on October 8, 2018.

Born in Lowell, he was the son of the late Carl and Lillian Erickson. He graduated from Chelmsford High School with the class of 1964. He proudly served with the U.S. Navy as a Seabee during the Vietnam War. Before retiring from U.S. Filter as a maintenance worker in 2009, Bruce worked as an oil burner technician. He was a member of both the VFW Vinal Post 313 in N. Chelmsford and the Road Rebel Classic Car Club. He enjoyed spending time with his family, cruising around in his pick-up truck, having coffee with his buddies, and woodworking. He was also an avid New England sports fan. He was a master of jokes and pranks; his sense of humor will be missed by all. He was a proud, lifelong resident of N. Chelmsford.

Besides his wife, Bruce is survived by his son, Andrew and his wife, Amy Erickson (Sullivan) of Tewksbury, and by his daughters, Tina and her husband, Michael Clement of N. Chelmsford, Susan and her husband, Scott Zwicker of Leominster, and Sharon and her husband, Erik Hall of Pelham, NH. He is also survived by his grandchildren, William and Emily Erickson, Ryan and Stephen Clement, Sydney Zwicker, Ashley and Jessica "Marty" Hall, several nieces and nephews, and 5 grand-pups.

At Bruce's request, his burial was private. Memorials may be made in his name to the Lowell General Cancer Center C/O Philanthropy Office, 295, Varnum Avenue, Lowell, MA 01854. Please join the family for a celebration of Bruce's life on February 10th at the Westford Regency from 1-5 PM. Please RSVP to celebratebruceerickson@gmail.com if you can attend.

ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com

 

Funeral

February 10, 2018
Celebration of Life will be 1:00 to 5:00 P.M.
Westford Regency
  1. dexter fletcher says:

    A man bigger than life. Absolutely the funniest and most talented man I have ever known . we worked together and played together I will miss him.our condolences to patti and family our thoughts and prayers are with you

  2. Stan Herrick says:

    So sorry for your loss. He was a brother bee and will be missed by all.

  3. Karen Ware says:

    To Andy, Amy, Billy, Emily, and Linda,
    Our deepest condolences on the loss. You are in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers. Thinking of you with much sympathy and love.
    Barry and Karen

  4. Wendy Merrill says:

    Patty, Sharon, Erik, Tina, Mike, Sue, Scott, Andy, Amy, Steven, Ryan, Emily, Billy, Sydney, Ashley, and Jessica:
    Our most sincerest condolences to you all. Bruce was an amazing man, husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, and friend. The world lost a great man. I know my mom, Kevin, and Bryan are with him and they’re having a party. We will all miss him terribly. He’s no longer in pain. Words fail me to express what a great man he was. We’re blessed to have known him and be loved by him. Dad has so many great memories and will miss his daily coffee chats with him. All our love.

  5. Lynne Marshall McSheehy says:

    Terry and I want to send our deepest sympathy to the entire Erickson family. We’re so sorry Bruce had to go through a time of serious illness. We both have happy memories of him and his wonderful sense of humor from early on. He was a treasure to sit in front of in our sixth grade classroom at Quessy, my first time in school with him. He has left a huge legacy of smiling remembrances. We wish you peace.

  6. Lisa says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you….we will all miss him terribly…his sense of humor and beautiful smile. I know he will be watching over us and will always be with us….love you Bruce….

  7. Mary Clement says:

    Patty and family, Tina, Mike, Ryan, and Stephen,
    We are thinking about you all, will pray for comfort, peace, and a sharing of wonderful memories. Much love to you.
    Mae, Tim, and Ali

  8. Sheila Bailey says:

    Pat, Tina, Susan, Sharon & Andy

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Bruce was so special to my Dad; I have so many fun childhood memories of the two of them when our families got together. He will truly be missed. Sending my love to all of you.

  9. Joan Clement says:

    Dear Tina,Mike,Ryan, and Steven

    Sending our deepest sympathies to you and your family.
    May your memories help to ease your sorrow. Aunt Joan and family

  10. Diane says:

    To the Erickson family, I am so sorry for your loss, prayers to all❤️

  11. Monica Roach says:

    Pat, Tina, Amy and the rest of the family.

    I am thinking of you all at this sad time. My memories of Bruce go back to the early 70’s when he worked with Lee and we would all party at Lee’s house. Bruce had the best sense of humor especially when he talked about all the things he did in his time off! He made everyone laugh.

    He left this world too early but your special memories will always be with you.

    Monica

  12. Karen and Dave Breault says:

    Pat, Tina, Susan, Sharon, and Andrew,

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Bruce was a great friend of our family and an all-around great guy. He will certainly be missed by all who knew him. I have many great memories of him and my Dad that will live on forever. Sending thoughts, prayers, and hugs during this difficult time.

  13. Holly Lagarde says:

    Tina & Mike- Andy & Amy- And Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I wish you peace at this time of sorrow.

    Holly

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