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Richard Albert ("Dick") Erbeck

June 11, 1949 ~ December 5, 2021 (age 72)

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Richard Albert "Dick" Erbeck of Middleboro passed away suddenly at home on December 5, 2021.  He was 72.  

Dick was born on June 11, 1949 in Brockton, son of the late Richard K. and Claire E. (LaBaff) Erbeck.  Raised and educated in Bridgewater, he was a graduate of Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School, Class of 1967.  Later, Dick relocated to Middleboro where he resided until his death.  A veteran of the Vietnam War, he served in the United States Army (1969-1970) and was Honorably Discharged. Dick was a proud member of the Patriot Guard Riders for many years. 

Prior to his retirement, Dick worked as a mechanic, both automobile and auto body repair.  He could fix anything.  Dick was a wonderful man, quiet and never self-serving.  He would happily give you the shirt off his back if needed.  He enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson with his wife, Debbie.  In addition, Dick enjoyed fishing from his boat, camping and painting. He especially enjoyed gardening, planting and creating enviable works of art. His backyard was an oasis for his grandchildren to play and enjoy.  Gifted with his hands, Dick would create mechanical items solely from wood, including custom made woodmills.    

Beloved husband for 33 years of Deborah A. "Debbie" (Leoncello) Erbeck.  Devoted father of Jason and his wife, Devone, Leighann Westgate and her husband, Charles, Joseph Silva and his wife, Crystal, Diana Ellis and her husband, Mathew.  Adored grandfather and great-grandfather of Brandi, Jacob, Marissa, Allison, Logan, Emery, Sarah, Chloe, Liliana, Paige, Troy and Falyn. Loving brother of the late Patricia Farrington and her surviving husband, Peter, Robert Erbeck, the late Donald Erbeck and his surviving wife, Janice. Also survived by nieces and nephews.  Dick loved his dog and that love was returned.  Halle passed away in November.   

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on December 16, 2021 at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church of Saint Isidore Parish, 340 Center Street, Middleboro. 

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Dick may be made to Disabled American Veterans:  https://www.dav.org/

Interment will be at a later date.   

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Services

Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday
December 16, 2021

10:00 AM
Sacred Heart Church
340 Center Street
Middleboro, MA 02346

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