EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

November 13, 2012

Thomas Paul Eramo, 88


Haverhill — Thomas Paul Eramo, 88, of Haverhill, MA, affectionately known as “Butch,” died Saturday, Nov. 10th at Hannah Duston Health Care, in Haverhill.

He was born in Haverhill, August 30, 1924 son of the late Celeste and Linda (Villanuci) Eramo, and graduated from Haverhill High School, class of 1942.

During World War II he served in the United States Army, Brooklyn Division, stationed in Italy and Africa and was awarded the Eamet Campaign Medal, three Bronze Service Stars, and the Good Conduct Medal 600-68. Following his military service, he was employed at the former Allen Shoe, Lawrence Maid, and eventually retired in 1987, from Western Electric. An avid beach enthusiast, Mr. Eramo cherished time with his family during summers at Salisbury Beach and vacationing to St. Maarten. He was a member of the Western Electric bowling league, swing dancing, Sinatra-era music, and was a dedicated umpire for the St. Joseph’s School Baseball League. The entire Eramo family would like to extend their sincerest appreciation to the wonderful staff of Hannah Duston Bradford Unit for the dedicated care they gave to him during his time there.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Helen (Dekeon) Eramo of Haverhill; his son, Thomas A. Eramo and his wife Virginia of Newburyport; his daughter, Cheryl Huberdeau of Salisbury; five grandchildren, Jordan Eramo, Eric Eramo, Jennifer Angeloni and her companion Paul Bryant, Eddie Huberdeau and his companion Payal Tejpaul, Alex Huberdeau and his wife Kimberly; as well as four great-grandchildren, Richard Early IV, Hailey, Angelina and Callen Huberdeau; and in-laws Nicholas Dekeon, George and his wife Drucilla Dekeon, Fay Mosho, and Katherine Curtin; as well as many nieces, nephews. Mr. Eramo was predeceased by his sister, Florence DiSalvo and son-in-law, Daniel Huberdeau.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his funeral service on Thursday morning, Nov. 15, at 11:00 at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill. Burial with Military Honors will be in the Linwood Cemetery in Haverhill immediately following the service. Calling hours at the Funeral Home will be Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 4 to 7 p.m. Condolences to his family may be made at

www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.