Of Saugus, formerly of Lynn- Mr. Laurence C. Erickson, age 73, died peacefully on May 13th at the Sawtelle Hospice House in Reading surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Mary Ann "Mae" (Russo) Erickson.
Born and raised in Lynn, Mr. Erickson spent the past 41 years living in Saugus. He was the son of the late Laurence and Margaret (Regan) Erickson. Laurence worked as an auto body mechanic and was a member of the Massachusetts National Guard. He was an avid sports fan who loved watching NASCAR and stock car racing, and above all, he especially enjoyed bowling and golfing.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Erickson leaves one step-son, Richard Murphy of Saugus; one sister, Barbara DiBona and her husband Erminio of Holbrook, one brother, Bruce Erickson and his wife Sharon of Saugus as well as many loving nieces, nephews and in-laws. He was predeceased by his step-son Michael Murphy.
Relatives & friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., SAUGUS on Wednesday 4-8 p.m. Funeral from the funeral home on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral mass in Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St., Saugus at 10:30 a.m. Internment Riverside Cemetery, Saugus. In lieu of flowers, donations in Laurence's memory may be made to the Sophia Gordon Cancer Center @ Lahey Medical Center, One Essex Center Dr., Peabody, MA 01960.