Arthur Erickson

Obituary of Arthur W Erickson

Palmer-Arthur W. Erickson, better known as Wayne, 76, passed away September 6, 2023 at Baystate Medical Center with his family by his side. Born December 18, 1946 in Holyoke, he was the son of Florence C. (Laferriere) and Arthur E. Erickson. Wayne grew up in Chicopee lived in Springfield before moving to Palmer 40 years ago. Wayne proudly served his country in the US Marine Corps from 1964-1968 and in 1972, married Wendy L. (Soutiere). He was a proud truck driver, working for New Penn and obtaining his million-mile mark and retired in 2009. Wayne and Wendy enjoyed many years of travel, most especially cruising. In his leisure, he also enjoyed fishing and the great outdoors with the beauty of wildlife and birds. Wayne will be dearly missed by his wife, Wendy, and their three daughters, Lori Randolph and her husband Jack of NC, Amy Peterson and her husband, Jerry of SC, and Megan Chevalier and her husband, Jamie, of Palmer. Wayne's memory will also remain with his grandchildren, Dennis and Grace Peterson, Michael and Emma Chevalier, Brianna and Jacob Randolph as well as his three brothers, Bruce Erickson and his wife Judy of Franklin, MA, Chris Erickson of Westfield, and John Erickson and his wife Carol of Wilbraham along with nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A graveside service will be held Friday, September 15 at 11 a.m. at Notre Dame Cemetery with military honors. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Baystate Hospice, American Red Cross, a Veterans' Organization or charity of Choice. Beers & Story has been entrusted with the arrangements. 

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11:00 am
Friday, September 15, 2023
Notre Dame Cemetery
63 Lyman Street
South Hadley, Massachusetts, United States
Please meet directly at the cemetery
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