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Erica L. Robert

November 12, 1974 ~ July 18, 2023 (age 48) 48 Years Old


Erica Robert 1974-2023

Brookfield - Erica Robert, 48, of 41 Molasses Hill Road died at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston surrounded by family on July 18, 2023.

Erica lived an active life and enjoyed CrossFit, scuba diving with her husband, biking with her son, hiking with her daughter, and skiing with her family. She loved travel, live music, and spending time with friends. Erica served as a Trustee for the Merrick Public Library, and had an extensive career in administrative social work at The Bridge of Central MA and Open Sky Community Services.

Erica was predeceased by her beloved grandparents, Bernard and Lea (Fortin) Robert. She leaves her husband and love of her life, Jason Szczypien; her son James (Jamie) Szczypien; and her daughter, Samantha Szczypien all of Brookfield. She also leaves her brother, Steven Robert of Northampton. Erica leaves numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends, including Dawn Dubois of Ware, Joanne Cebula of West Springfield, and Kim O’Kane of Ware. She was born in Ware, Massachusetts on November 12, 1974 daughter of Douglas and Theresa (Jacques) Robert.

Calling hours for Erica will be held on Thursday, July 27, 2023 from 1-3pm in the Varnum Funeral Home, 43 E. Main St., in West Brookfield. A celebration of life will be held immediately following the calling hours from 3-6pm in the Hitchcock Tavern, 7 E. Main St., in West Brookfield.  Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her name to The Friends of the Merrick Public Library, 2 Lincoln Street, Brookfield, MA 01506.

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Calling Hours
July 27, 2023

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Varnum Funeral Home, Inc.
43 East Main Street
West Brookfield, MA 01585

Celebration of Life
July 27, 2023

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Hitchcock Tavern
7 E. Main Street
West Brookfield, MA 01585


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