Bette Catherine Erickson

Date of Passing:

November 23, 2019

Erickson, Bette Catherine, 91, of Riverside, RI and York Beach, ME, passed away on November 23, 2019 after a courageous battle with congestive heart failure. She was the loving wife of George Erickson.

Born in Gardner, MA she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Catherine Kliskey.

Bette was a clerk in the East Providence School Department for 20 years.

She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, and a congregant of Haven United Methodist Church.

Besides her husband of seventy years, she leaves her six children, Karen, Peter, Barry, Kurt, Wendy and Scott; eight grandchildren, Julie, Colin, Amy, Devin, Wesley, Adam, Hailey and Luke and two great grandchildren, Sully and Elliana. She also leaves many in-laws and friends, all of whom Bette loved dearly.

Calling hours are from 4-6 p.m. Friday November 29, 2019 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside. A funeral service will be held on Saturday November 30, 2019 at 9 a.m. in the Haven United Methodist Church, 200 Taunton Avenue, East Providence, RI. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Haven United Methodist Church, 200 Taunton Avenue, East Providence, RI 02915 in memory of Bette would be appreciated.

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  1. Pete and family Erickson, sorry for your loss of your mother. It certainly was good to see you this past September. If you are in town and want to get a coffee or beer, let me know.
    Gene Clauss

  2. George (Sonny) and family, we are truly sorry to learn of your great loss. We extend our heartfelt condolences.

  3. Barry, Deb and family. I’m so sorry for the loss of your Mom. She was such a wonderful woman. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers??????

  4. Barry,Karen, Amy and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Bette for many years, she was a gentle and compassionate women. My thoughts and prayers are with you!
    George Sarganis

  5. Love you Gram

  6. Barry and Family
    So sorry for your loss, you are in our prayers. Our deepest sympathy and condolences.

  7. Barry and lovely family. Bette was one of a kind and such a beautiful person. George, I know her loss will be heartbreaking but I will think of you and pray for you during the coming days that you find peace in the love and life you shared. RIP Bette you are with the angels now where your work has just begun. XO

  8. I met Bette and saw the love she and Peter have. They were very kind to me in fulfilling a dream. May her memory be for a blessing.

  9. Barry and family. Sorry for your loss of your mom. Your mom gave all of you a long life of good memories for you to look back on during these hard days.

  10. Am so sorry for your loss . My thoughts are with your whole family.

  11. Mom, you were the best mother and mother in law anyone could ever imagine. We loved you and will remember you always. All our love, Karen and Tom

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