HUBBARDSTON - Arthur A. Erickson, 84, of 51 Pitcherville Road, died peacefully March 14, 2018 in Gardner, with his family at his side.
He was born in Gardner on August 31, 1933, son of the late Adolph E. and Sylvia I. (Mattila) Erickson. He graduated from Gardner High School and Mt. Wachusett Community College.
Arthur proudly served in the United States Army from 1956 to 1958 stationed in Korea. He worked as a draftsman and engineer at Wain Roy Inc. in Hubbardston from 1965 until his retirement and is listed as an inventor on several patents. In prior years, he worked at Heywood Wakefield Furniture Company, where he met Irene, and Simplex Time Recorder.
Arthur lived his entire life in Hubbardston where he built his own home. Arthur devoted his life to caring and providing for his family.
He leaves his wife of 56 years, Irene S. (Holm) Erickson; four children, Arlene L. Nevin and her husband Gilbert of Hubbardston, Debra A. Moore and her husband Christopher of Norton, Karen I. Dymek and her husband Mark of Hubbardston and Donald A. Erickson and his wife Kimberly of Hubbardston; a sister, Eleanor Erickson and her husband Richard Hansen of Marco Island, FL; grandchildren, Ryan, Amy, Melissa, Stephanie, Sarah, Bradley, Meghan, Matthew, Kristin and Brandon; great grandchildren, Ethan and Jameson, as well as many nieces and nephews. He also leaves his dear friend Anthony Ramsey. A sister, Barbara A. Erickson, predeceased him in 1980.
Funeral services will be held Friday, March 23, 2018 at 12:00 PM in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon with military honors and burial to follow in Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery.
A calling hour will precede the funeral from 11:00 – 12:00 in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.