Erica L. Bray
Erica Lesley (Witherell) Bray, 43, died at sunset, in Boston, MA Thursday, September 28th, 2017 surrounded by loved ones. Erica passed away of alcoholic cirrhosis. She was born September 17th, 1974 on Nantucket, MA, the daughter of Mia Hull and David Witherell. She grew up in Attleboro Falls, MA and Keene, NH, and graduated from Keene High School in 1992. In 1993, Erica moved to Boston where she studied graphic design at Simmons College. She worked in restaurants for many years. Her interest in baking led to her most recent work at an artisan bread company. Her smile, warmth, and genuine care for others opened the hearts of all those that she met. Erica was an artist who created empathetic drawings. She was proficient with ink, watercolor, and oils. Erica will be greatly missed by her husband, Jason Bray; her mother, Mia Hull and stepfather, Paul Campus, of Putney, VT; her father, David Witherell and stepmother Cheryl Cedrone; her sisters, Jennifer Witherell and Ingrid Witherell; her stepsister, Nina Campus; her stepbrother, Anthony Ruggiero; her godmother, Thea Kaizer; her neices Nola and Greta Witherell; many other aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; and the countless friends she left behind. She was predeceased by her cousin, Derek Witherell. SERVICES: Services will be held October 29th, 2017, at noon, at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, MA. Donations in Erica's memory could be made to Phoenix House Intensive Treatment Services, 43 Old Colony Ave, Quincy, MA 02170, or these other non-profit organizations: Derek Witherell Scholarship, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, 37 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301; Step Into Art, Inc, PO Box 590675, Newton, MA 02459.
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