Mrs. Maureen Theresa Erickson

  • Born: August 29, 1953
  • Died: February 23, 2017
  • Location: Sharon, Massachusetts

James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home

48 Common Street
Walpole, MA 02081

Tel. (508) 668-1960

Tribute & Message From The Family


Maureen Theresa Erickson, age 63, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, February 23, 2017. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on August 29, 1953, she was the daughter of Terrence J. and Mary P. (Mahoney) O'Grady. She spent her early childhood in Jamaica Plain before her family settled in Sharon, Massachusetts in 1960. Maureen attended Sharon Public Schools and graduated from Sharon High School with the Class of 1971. After graduation, she took a position with the Massachusetts Hospital School in Canton as a Nurse's Aide.

Maureen met her husband, Daniel N. Erickson, in 1971 while she was still in high school. They were married on August 12, 1978, making their home together in Sharon. After welcoming her two daughters, Noelle and Laura, Maureen left the Mass Hospital School to be a stay at home mom, raising and caring for her young family. Once both of her girls were enrolled in school, Maureen started her own in home day care. In 2010, she welcomed her first grandchild and decided to retire after 20 years, to help provide day care for her grandson. As her family began to grow with the addition of two more grandchildren, Maureen and Dan spent half of every week at their daughter's home in Granby, Connecticut, helping care for and raise Samuel, Reese, and Andrew.

The beach was one of Maureen's favorite places to be, and she and Dan took yearly trips to both Bermuda and Nantucket to enjoy spending time by the ocean. She frequented Duxbury Beach and could be found lying in the sun reading a good book or swimming in the ocean. From the time she was a young girl, Maureen loved animals and always had cats and dogs at her house. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family, whether taking a winter ski trip up north or spending time on the family boat. However, it was the quiet time with her girls and grandchildren that she treasured most.

Beloved wife of Daniel N. Erickson.
Loving mother of Noelle T. Melnik and her husband Mark of Granby, Connecticut and Laura A. Erickson of Braintree.
Cherished grandmother of Samuel, Reese, and Andrew.
Devoted daughter of Mary P. (Mahoney) O'Grady of Plymouth and Largo, Florida and the late Terrence J. O'Grady.
Loving sister of Terrence O'Grady and his wife Irene of Dorchester, Patricia Fitzpatrick and her husband William of Foxboro, and Diane Cole and her husband Kerry of Plymouth.
Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Maureen's Life Celebration on Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 4-8 PM and Friday, March 3, 2017 from 9-9:30 AM in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, Walpole. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 59 Cottage Street, Sharon on Friday, March 3, 2017 at 10:00 AM. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Jimmy Fund, c/o Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Danny, Noelle & Laura,

I have no words to describe the feeling right now. I am so sorry to hear of Maureen's passing. She was such a wonderful person. You know how much I love you guys & consider you to be my second family. I have a lot of great memories with all of you. Please know that we are all thinking of you during this difficult time and if there's anything at all we can do, please reach out.

With deepest sympathy,
Love always,
Rob, Andrea, Kylie & Julia Furber

Posted by A friend   March 06, 2017

To my loving sister-in-law I am so sorry to hear about Maureen's death. I, along with my daughter's Terry (her husband Ray) and Linda are keeping your family in our prayers. Praying that God will surround you and all of your family with the strength you need at this time.
Love Vicki LaMar, Terry & Ray Gantner and Linda LaMar

Posted by Vicki LaMar - St. Louis, MO - Family   March 03, 2017

Dear Noelle and Family,

It is with a very heavy heart that we send our sympathies and prayers to you and your family upon hearing of your Mother's sudden passing. I will always remember our Wednesdays at Holcomb Farm, our grandchildren playing, singing, learning and where Maureen and I enjoyed conversation and friendship. We here in Granby, Ct. who were fortunate to know Maureen will miss her very much. May you find peace and healing in sharing all your beautiful memories of your Mom, passing them forward to the next generation. She was an Awesome Grandmother!

Posted by A friend   March 02, 2017

Danny, Noelle and Laura,
We are all heartbroken to hear that you have lost Maureen. What an outstanding person she was--warm, kind and compassionate. She cared for Laura and Nina and so many other children with a huge heart and bottomless love and encouragement. I can remember Nina begging to stay longer when I picked her up at the end of the day because Maureen's house was magical. I know too that she was a wonderful wife and mother, and of course grandmother, and I can't even imagine how much you will miss her.
We are thinking of you and sending love to all of you...
Rhonda and Howard Sacks

Posted by Rhonda Sacks - Sharon, MA   March 01, 2017

Danny we're so sorry for your loss. Maureen was one of the most caring people I've ever met in my life. My family is blessed to have known the both of you. Maureen truly was the matriarch of our neighborhood. She has left a positive impression on, so many young lives including my children who are better people for having known her. Danny I could go on forever about what a good person Maureen was, but you know that. God bless you and your family and cherish the many happy memories you and your family have of Maureen.

Posted by Emmet & Angela Letendre - Sharon, MA - Friend   March 01, 2017

Sorry for your loss

Posted by Tony Alessio    March 01, 2017

Danny, I am so sorry to hear of your wife's passing. My sincerest condolences to you and your family.

Posted by Eric Polito - Franklin, MA - Friend   March 01, 2017

Danny, Noelle & Family, Laura and the O'Grady Family - Our sympathies and prayers to all of you on your loss. We were truly blessed to have known Maureen. As a parent, what a gift she was! To know our children were safe, well taken care of and ALWAYS HAPPY was such a piece of mind. There was no place like "Maureen and Big Danny's." She was always fun, kind and caring and will always hold a special place in our hearts. Love,

Posted by Carol, Steve, Brian & Danny Gannon - Norton, MA   February 28, 2017

Danny sorry for your loss...

Posted by Joe Mccarthy - Brockton, MA   February 28, 2017

We were so blessed to have Maureen as a sister-in-law. She was always there when you needed help, when you celebrated, when you just wanted to enjoy being a family. We will miss her every day. Love, Mimi and Bob

Posted by Michelle Emord - West Bridgewater, MA - Family   February 28, 2017

Our sympathy and prayers to the Erickson and Melnik family.

Posted by Joel, Lisa & Ryan Snyder - friend   February 28, 2017

We are so very sorry for your loss - we are thinking and praying for you and sending lots of love.

Posted by Emily and Jon Waxman - North Easton, MA - Friend   February 28, 2017

Sending much love and our deepest condolences to you Dan and your daughters!!! Your special friendship over the years is treasured!! The Lyman Family!!

Posted by Jean Lyman - W. Yarmouth, MA - Friend   February 28, 2017

Love ya Auntie Maureen. Couldn't believe it, still can't believe it, probably never will. You were an amazing mother, grandmother, wife, sister and aunt. One of the most caring, loving, open people I have ever known. I will always remember you fondly and will frequently think back upon the great times we shared together through the years. Love you dearly, little Teej

Posted by TJ Fitzpatrick - Quincy, MA - Family   February 28, 2017

Dear Cousin Dan and Family,
Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your wife Maureen. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers!

Posted by Paula Erickson Cunningham Taraatgww@yahoo.com - Taunton, MA - Family   February 28, 2017

The Town of Sharon has lost one of its original members,our familys grew up togather in a simpler time.
We grieve with you in the loss of Maureen

Posted by Skip&Christine Baker - Bridgewater, NH   February 27, 2017

"sympathy and prayers are going out to the Erickson and O' Grady family..... I was so saddened to hear of Maureen's passing.... may the angels guide her to her rest...

Posted by marcia springstead - sharon, MA - Classmate   February 27, 2017

Our heartfelt sympathy to Dan and family. In our thoughts and prayers!

Posted by Andy & Kathy Andersen - Canton, MA - Friend   February 27, 2017

Dear Danny, We are so very shocked and saddened to hear the news about Maureen. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Donna & Jeff

Posted by A friend   February 27, 2017

Dan I am so very sorry for your loss I always looked forward to coming to your house and talking to Maureen she was an unbelievable person with a great sense of humor rip

Posted by James Lavezzo - Sharon, MA - Friend   February 27, 2017

So sorry for your loss, we were great friends in jr high and high school, such wonderful memories I'll cherish forever. I'll miss you my sweet friend, Allison will be there to greet you in heaven.. blowing kisses to you... love Carol & Dick Murphy Naples Florida

Posted by Carol & Dick Murphy - Naples, FL - Friend   February 27, 2017

Danny, Noelle and Laura,
We are so sorry for your loss. We loved Maureen. She was the first non-family member we chose to watch our kids so many years ago. Her Easter Egg hunts were a highlight for the girls when they were little -- she made everything fun. Maureen will always have a special place in our hearts. Our deepest sympathies, Love, Kate & Denis Foley & family

Posted by Kate Foley - Monroe, CT - Neighbor   February 27, 2017

Dan and Family,

It is with great sadness that I write this note on behalf of our family The Golden's.
We were lucky enough to move onto Winslow road 20 years ago and have Maureen as caregiver to our children. She was strong, caring and fair to a little boy with a lot of energy. I'm not sure what we would have done without her. She had a way about her that kept those kids in line and at the same time showed total love and compassion.
In recent years we have not seen Dan or Maureen as much, but we knew they were happy taking great joy caring for their grandchildren.
Maureen will be sorely missed and will always be in our memories as a blessing.
Please accept our sincere condolences.
We loved Maureen very much.
Love always,
Jim Golden and Family

Posted by James Golden - Sharon, MA   February 27, 2017


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To my loving sister-in-law I am so sorry to hear about Maureen's death. I, along with my daughter's Terry (her husband Ray) and Linda are keeping your family in our prayers. Praying that God will surround you and all of your family with the strength you need at this time. Love Vicki LaMar, Terry & Ray Gantner and Linda LaMar