George C. Erickson

Date of Passing:

August 9, 2023

Erickson, George Carl, 94, of Fenner Avenue, Riverside, RI and York Beach, Maine, passed away peacefully on August 9, 2023. He was the loving husband of the late Bette (Kliskey) Erickson.

Born in Gardner, MA, a son of the late George C. Erickson Sr. and Mildred (Merritt) Erickson, George lived in Riverside for 69 years.

George was a Real Estate Broker before retiring in 2015.

George was a congregant of the Haven United Methodist Church, East Providence.

He is survived by his six children, Karen, Peter, Barry, Kurt, Wendy and Scott; eight grandchildren, Julie, Colin, Amy, Devin, Wesley, Adam, Hailey and Luke and five great-grandchildren, Sully, Elliana, Charlotte, Shane and Casey. He also leaves many in-laws and friends all of whom George loved dearly.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday August 13, 2023 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside from 4-6 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Monday August 14, 2023 in the Haven United Methodist Church, 200 Taunton Avenue, East Providence at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Green Bower Cemetery, 101 Winter Street, Gardner, MA.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in George’s memory be made to Haven United Methodist Church, 200 Taunton Avenue, East Providence, RI 02914 to support the Healing Through Music Project. For online condolences please visit

Online Condolences


  1. as a friend of Karen and Wendy my condolences to all the family. Happy will be the memories. RIP

  2. Scott and family,

    I am so sorry for the loss of your dad, my condolences to you and your family.

  3. So Sorry for the loss of your Dear Father Wendy…I am sorry i am not in RI to see you and give my condolences in person..XOXO

  4. Dear Erickson Family,
    My deepest sympathy for your loss.
    Prayers for your family.

  5. I’m so sorry to hear about George’s passing. George sat behind me for years in the End Zone at the Patriots Games with his Son and Grandson. He was the kindest guy with the biggest smile. Sending Love and Lots of Hugs to his Family, From Your End Zone Family
    ❤️🙏🏈RIP George 🏈🙏❤️

  6. I remember George Erickson from a co-broke situation when I bought a home in Riverside.
    He lived an amazingly long life. RIP

  7. Barry. Debbie and Amy,
    Our deepest sympathy to you and all of your family

  8. My condolences to the Erickson family. George was both a friend and a colleague to me for many years in the real estate business. He inspired me as a new agent 40 plus years ago and when I open my own business he join my firm. I was always amazed how calm and relaxed he could be dealing with difficult situations. May he Rip

  9. Scott, Luke and Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
    my Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time.

  10. My condolences to Barry, Scott. Amy and family and friends.
    I enjoyed George’s company for over 20 years in the Crescent Golf League.
    George, you’ll always be a “CHAMP” in my book.


    Jim “CHUMP” O’Brien

  11. Dear Scott, Stacy and family.
    Our sincerest condolences for your loss. We are with you in spirit
    Ed &Jeanne

  12. To The Erickson Family,I am so sorry for your loss,He was always a Gentleman
    to work with,I did business with him for 45 years.A true gentleman,May he Rest
    Peace and God Bless Him.

  13. Kurt and family I’m so very sorry for your loss. He was one of the kindest gentlemen I’ve ever known. He will be missed by many. I shall always remember his smile.. “There will be one more empty chair.”

  14. Erickson Family,
    I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your father/grandfather. My deepest sympathy.

    George Sarganis

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