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 www.hafeyfuneralservice.com
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