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Julia H. Erb

Died: Mon., Dec. 21, 2015


2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sun., Dec. 27, 2015
Location: Bridgewater Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Mon., Dec. 28, 2015
Location: Our Lady of Mt. Virgin Church

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Julia H. Erb
On December 21, 2015 at 9 PM, Julie H. Erb slipped peacefully into her Eternal Sleep, surrounded by her loving children.  She was met in the afterworld by her husband, Joseph E Erb, who had preceded her in death in 1986.
She was born in Worcester Mass to John F Hanavan and Lillian R Hanavan on November 1923.  She lived most of her childhood in Westboro Massachusetts.  After graduating High School, and seeing many of her classmates ship off to fight in WWII, she enrolled and graduated from Worcester Hahnmann Hospital.  She spent her Senior Period at the VA Hospital in Lyons, NJ at which time she was inducted as a member of the US Cadet Nurse Corp, as an RN.  At that same time, she met her future husband Joseph Erb. She retired from Lyons after 26 years of service as the Head Nurse of Building 56 in 1985.
She is survived by her children
Deborah E Lane, of Pittsburg, PA and her husband, Michael,
Theresa A. Hoey, of Puyallup, WA and her husband Edward,
Mark H. Erb of Toms River, NJ and his wife Jacqueline,
Brian J. Erb, also of Toms River, NJ and his wife Kristin,
Sandra M. Risoli, South Plainfield, NJ and her husband Joseph,
Her brother William Hanavan, Franklin Mass and his wife Marjorie, Her Grandchildren Brendan Lane, Shawn Hoey, Megan Erb, Jennifer Erb, Patrick Hoey, Katelynn Erb, Joseph Risoli, Jason Golda, Jessica Golda, and her Great-Grandchild Lily Mae Lane.
She was a member of the Middlesex Senior Citizen group, Our Lady of Mount Virgin Rosary Society, and Middlesex Library Reading Group.  She also donated her Nursing skills by volunteering at Adult Day Care Center, Bridgewater, NJ; Shared her love of reading by volunteering at Hazelwood Elementary School teaching children to overcome obstacles in their reading; And taught numerous people to Read and Speak English at the Middlesex Public Library.
She was a joy to those who knew her, and always tried her best to make the world a better place.
She will be sorely missed
Visiting hours will be held from 2-5 PM on Sunday, December 27, 2015 at the Bridgewater Funeral Home, 707 East Main Street, Bridgewater, NJ 08807. Prayers will be said 9 AM  on Monday, December 28, 2015  at the funeral home followed by a 10 AM Mass at Our Lady of Mt. Virgin Church in Middlesex. Cremation will be private.
After 29 years, Joseph and Julia Erb - Together Again.

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Middlesex Resident
   Posted Wed December 23, 2015
I am so sorry i did not know Mrs Erb but reading the story of her life's journey makes me wish i did. My sympathies to the Erb family --- what a blessed woman to touch so many lives .. a beautiful gift.

Leanna Carter
   Posted Thu December 24, 2015

TRADITION AND SPLENDOR was sent by Leanna Carter.

Mark our deepest sympathies are with you and your family. May you all find some peace and comfort during this difficult time. From your co-workers and managment team at Dignity Health.

Cheryl Marx
   Posted Thu December 24, 2015
My deepest sympathy to the family. The days ahead will be difficult, but the memories will help you get through the coming days. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

   Posted Thu December 24, 2015
My condolences to The Erb Family. May the God of all comfort be with all of you as you cope with such a loss. Please find solace in the memories you have ofJulia and may it help to ease the pain you are feeling.

Shellee Godfrey
   Posted Mon December 28, 2015
So sorry to hear of your loss. It is hard to lose a loved one. May this difficult time bring your family closer together to celebrate such a lovely lady.


Mark Toman
   Posted Mon December 28, 2015
Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Pat Lee
   Posted Mon December 28, 2015
Mark, I'm so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care of you and your family


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