Judith M. Erickson passed peacefully on Sunday February 5th, 2023 at Wingate Residences of Haverhill. She was 85 years old.
Judy loved life and was strong to the very end. Her somewhat cantankerous and sparky attitude kept her going through many challenges that others would have not been able to endure. This allowed her to enjoy the last several years of her life with new vigor.
She adored spending time with her Grand Dogs and often came along to watch them in their scent training classes. Another favorite was a lobster roll and the “hot dog lady” as options for lunch. Even sitting at the beach in the car made life fun.
She will always be remembered for the love of the outdoors, nature, animals, music and dance. Judy was very style and fashion conscious. She spent her last day in her favorite, classy pink sweater.
Judy also loved design and architecture. She lived in her home turn of the century English Tudor home located in Downers Grove Illinois until moving to Massachusetts to be supported by her daughter. She had the property declared an historic landmark to preserve its beauty. This was by far her true passion.
She is survived by her daughter, Ginger MacFarlane of Groveland, MA, her son Eric MacFarlane and Daughter in Law Sharon MacFarlane of Santa Fe, NM as well as her two beloved Grand Dogs, Carmen and Glenn her three Grand Turtles.
The family would like to send special thanks and recognition to her amazing care givers and supporters from Wingate Residences of Haverhill, Care Dimensions, Ellen Dana and Senior Living Advocates. With a special thanks to the Music Therapy Team from Care Dimensions. Judy would not have flourished without the support of you.
The family is planning a private remembrance service in the summer.
In honor of Judy memorial donations can be made to:
Care Dimensions – please note music therapy
75 Sylvan Street, Suite B102, Danvers, MA 01923
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