- March 20, 2011
- Holyoke, Massachusetts
of Ernest J.'s Passing
- Memorial contributions may be made to:
Beavers Club of Hampden/Hampshire County
PO Box 161
Holyoke, MA 01041
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“Our deepest sympathy to both families...we are thinking of you during this difficult time.
1 of 23 | Posted by: Amy and Rob Dowling
“My families heart goes out to both families..god bless
2 of 23 | Posted by: tom rohan - south hadley, MA
“Our Condolenses on the loss of Ernie. He will be remembered.
3 of 23 | Posted by: Charlie Downey - VT
“Dear Kerry, Hannah and Ross Family,
I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Ernie. I really couldn’t believe it. My sister, who lives in Holyoke,...Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: Deirdre Bilz Allison - Friend
“Sincerest sympathies on Ernie's passing. I knew him back in the Taupier days! and worked with him on the Charter Commission during the Taupier...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Barbara Ubertalli - Holyoke, MA
“My sincere condolences to the Ross family on their tremendous loss. Ernie was such a great, fun-loving guy. And from reading the memories, obviously...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Jack Trenta - Reston, VA
“I will always have such fun memories of Ernie...He touched many and will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathy to all.
7 of 23 | Posted by: Laurie Naidorf Reynolds - ME
“Dear Kerry -- My most heartfelt condolences to you and your Family.
8 of 23 | Posted by: Dave Bartley - Holyoke, MA
“Kerry and family,
So sorry to hear of your loss with the sudden death of Ernie. My thoughts go out to you, your daughter and rest of the family.
9 of 23 | Posted by: Kate Brennan Nicoll - Cheshire, CT
“I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Ernie was a great guy and I will always remember seeing him with Hannah at the Merry-Go-Round on Saturdays after...Read More »
10 of 23 | Posted by: Marianne Holden - Holyoke, MA
“Sorry to hear of your loss....my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
11 of 23 | Posted by: Bridget (Fitzell) Feeley
“he was1nice man:(
12 of 23 | Posted by: adam
“My prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this very sad time!
Please know that I will be thinking of you all
13 of 23 | Posted by: JoAnn Fournier
14 of 23 | Posted by: Andy Foss - Orlando, FL - Friend
“Kerry and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Ernie will be greatly missed by all and Hoyoke has lost another fine son. You and all of...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Chris Channing - Saint Paul, MN
“You will always be remembered,our thought and prayers are with you and your family.
16 of 23 | Posted by: Lisa Lowe - Granby, MA
“hi its mary glasheen and i miss you and love you ernie was a great uncle !!! :)
17 of 23 | Posted by: Mary Glasheen - holyoke, MA
“My Name is Abby Glasheen and I miss uncle ern love u
18 of 23 | Posted by: Abby Glasheen - Holyoke, MA
“Dear Kerry and family:
I'm so sorry to hear of Ernie's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
With my deepest condolences.
19 of 23 | Posted by: Mike Broderick - West Mersea UK
“When I heard this morning about EJ's passing, I was filled with sadness for all the family and friends in Holyoke who will miss him dearly and also...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: Jim Alvord - Escondido, CA
“Dear Kerry, Hannah and family,
Ernie will be missed by so many. He was a good friend. There was never anything Ernie didn't know about politics...Read More »
21 of 23 | Posted by: Patti Devine - Holyoke, MA
“EJ--how much you will be missed by your myriad friends, large and wonderful family, your political/civic and business communities, and most of all...Read More »
22 of 23 | Posted by: Jim Griffin - Fort Lauderdale, FL
“Ernie and I went to Highland school together from 1st to 6th grade. It seems we both had thought of each other over the years, and we found each...Read More »
23 of 23 | Posted by: Sandy Zanger (Sara Gabai) Israel
HOLYOKE- Ernest J. Ross, Jr., of Holyoke, died suddenly on Sunday March 20, 2011 at Holyoke Medical Center. Ernie was born in Springfield son of M. Sheila (McCann) Ross of Holyoke and the late Ernest J. Ross, Sr. He graduated from Worcester Academy in 1968 and Georgetown University in 1972. Ernie was Vice President of Ross Insurance Agency, Inc. in Holyoke. He was a communicant of Holy Cross Church, a member of the Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade Committee, Beavers Club, Holyoke Elks #902, Springfield Country Club, and the Holyoke Canoe Club. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Valley Opportunity Council and the Holyoke Taxpayers Association. Ernie is survived by his wife Kerry M. (Maloney) Ross, his beloved daughter Johanna Ross, one brother Kevin E. Ross and his wife Margo of Holyoke, three sisters: Kathleen Vetri and her husband Peter of Windham, NH, Maureen Ross O’Connell and her partner Harry J. Mattson, Jr. of Holyoke, and Jackie Glasheen and her husband Liam of Holyoke. He also leaves many beloved nieces and nephews, his mother-in-law Maureen Maloney, his sisters-in-law Kelly Shevlin and her husband John, Katherine Maloney, and a brother-in-law Keith Armstrong. Besides his father, he was predeceased by his brother Michael F. Ross, his father-in-law Anthony P. Maloney, and his sister-in-law Kara Armstrong. The funeral will be held Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 8:45 AM from the Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home, 2049 Northampton St. Holyoke followed by a Mass in Holy Cross Church at 10 AM. Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 2 to 7 PM. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Donations may be made in memory of Ernie to Jericho, PO Box 1039 Holyoke, MA 01041 or The Beavers Club, PO Box 161 Holyoke, MA 01041
TO BE HELD AT LATER DATE