Doris Erickson, 88

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Doris Virginia Kearcher Erickson passed away peacefully with her family by her side in Beverly, Mass. on November 4, 2014. She was 88 years old. Doris was born on February 4, 1926 in Orange, N.J.

Mrs. Erickson married her husband, Carl Fredrick Erickson, in 1948. They were married for 59 years before he passed away in 2008. Both were active members of the First Presbyterian Church of Verona. Doris was involved in many volunteer activities in the community, including 16 years of service with the Interfaith Hospitality Network for homeless families, teaching Sunday school and assisting children and families in need. She also enjoyed restoring antiques and baking. In her younger years, she was an equestrian.

Doris proudly volunteered her time at Hospice of West Essex (formerly Family Service of West Essex) for over 25 years.

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She is survived by her three children Peter, Paul and Pamela, as well as their spouses Candace, Susan and Robert. She is also survived by her three grandchildren Elizabeth, Hollis and Christopher, along with their spouses Jeffrey, Matthew and Victoria, and one great granddaughter.

A memorial service will be held in the spring at the First Presbyterian Church in Verona. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent in her name to the First Presbyterian Church of Verona, 10 Fairview Avenue, for family programs or Hospice of West Essex.

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