Dorothy L. Erichsen, 91, of Highland, passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at her home surrounded by family. Born on March 3, 1931 in Ellsworth, Maine, she was the daughter of Lawrence & Elsie Hoberg Morse.
Dorothy was a graduate of Highland High School. On March 6, 1949 she married Kenneth A. Erichsen who predeceased her in 2013. They had celebrated 64 years of marriage. Besides raising their children, Dorothy and Ken traveled extensively especially to their second home in Florida.
Dorothy was a successful businesswoman; first starting a florist business in Highland and eventually moving on to establishing and running County Crafts with her daughter in Marlboro for over 35 years. She was also a partner in Pinnacle Learning Center for 20 years. Dorothy never stopped learning and working right up to her passing. Her children and grandchildren continually sought her advice for her common sense, direction and guidance.
Dorothy is survived by three children, Stephen Erichsen and his wife Anna of Highland, Susan Schoonmaker of Highland, Dr. Stuart Erichsen of Highland, two beloved granddaughters, Jessica Erichsen of Highland and Jennifer Erichsen and her husband, Zachary of NYC. She is also survived by two brothers, Leroy Morse of Highland and Robert Morse and his wife Sis of Highland, three brother in laws, Robert Anson of Highland, Howard Erichsen of Hyde Park and Christian Erichsen and his wife Maria of Highland. Several nieces and nephews and two grandpuppies, Watson & Arlo also survive.
In addition to her parents, Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Erichsen, two sisters, Marjorie Harr, Shirley Anson and her beloved son in law, Thomas Schoonmaker.
The family will receive friends at the Copeland-Hammerl Funeral Home, 162 South Putt Corners Road on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 from 4-7 PM. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, March 2nd at 10:00 AM at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Lloyd Cemetery at the family plot.
Copeland-Hammerl Funeral Home is honored to assist the family with the arrangements.
Dorothy’s family would like to thank the dedicated staff of Hudson Valley Hospice for their care and support in the days prior to her passing. Memorial Donations may be made in Dorothy’s Memory to Hudson Valley Hospice or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Online condolences may be left for the family of Dorothy by visiting www.CopelandHammerl.com