Kathleen Ericksen

February 26, 1946October 8, 2021

Kathleen Ericksen, age 75, of Montebello, New York passed away on Friday, October 8, 2021. Kathleen was born February 26, 1946.

A visitation for Kathleen will be held Tuesday, October 12, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Michael J. Higgins Funeral Service Inc., 321 S Main St, New City, New York 10956. A funeral mass will occur Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 129 Lafayette Ave., Suffern, NY 10901.

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 12, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, October 13, 2021


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Andrea Parise

October 12, 2021

Our deepest condolences to Kenny, Matthew, Patrick, Shana
Kathy was like having an extra parent to watch over us growing up. Our families were very close. We were a very close knit neighborhood. Kathy would always greet us kids with a warm caring smile each time we would visit her house. Being blessed to see her and the family a few years ago. Bringing back so many memories for my mother and myself. She had a smile that would light up a room. She was so happy to see us both once again. She will be missed so very much, as I miss my own mother. I always loved you, and will miss you. May you rest peacefully and watch over all of us .

Kim Stephenson

October 11, 2021

My Aunt Kathy (Kathleen Contessa Ericksen) will be missed very much. I know she must be happy to see her parents Catherine Bergmann and Edward Contessa that preceded her in death. Her brother Edward Contessa will be missing his calls to his sister on Sunday afternoons. I know she loved her children Matthew, Patrick and Shana very much and I am sure they feel the loss of their mother deeply. I wish she would have more time with her 4 grandchildren, Olivia, Dax, Dottie and Daphne. My Aunt made me realize where I got my love of staying up late, coloring hair and love of a big city . Hope she has peace and knows how much she is loved.

Rachel Rosen

October 9, 2021

Kathy was like a mom to me for many years. Her home was always filled with people, animals, food, love and laughter. I love how she never hesitated to call her family out on their hijinks or let much slip under the radar. Her special birthday dinners for me were the best arroz con pollo I’ve ever had. She was overjoyed to become a grandma and see her daughter mature into a parent. What a kind, sweet, lovely woman you were, and what a hole she will live on this earth. We love you.

Shana-Elizabeth Fitzgerald

October 9, 2021

She was the best mother anyone could ever dream of. She was my best friend and my favorite person. Not a second will go by that I will not carry you with me. Thank you for being mine. Until we meet again. 💜