Eric H. Delisle

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Eric H. Delisle

Eric H. Delisle Belmont, MA - Born Emily Hopkins Delisle in Portland, Ore. Eric transitioned to male at age 20. He co-founded the Bromfield School Gay-Straight Alliance (Now the Gender and Sexuality Alliance) in Harvard, Mass. in 1997 and co-founded the Agassiz Baldwin Anti-Racism Committee in Cambridge, MA in 2017. He loved libraries, telling the same jokes over and over, musical theater, writing, painting, gardening, and small, creepy creatures. His Halloween parties were the stuff of legends. He was always surrounded by love, even when he didn’t realize it. Six-Word Autobiography: Hate change, adapt, love life, repeat“. When you live in a world / It gets into who you thought you’d be” –Dar Williams
He is survived by his partner, Evan Rockefeller, their fuzzy family, Sachiel, Timothy and Fig Newton, his parents, Heidi and Norman Delisle, his sister, Rain Delisle, her boyfriend, Cory Gehrich, his dear friends, Amanda Cadogan and Randy Furash-Stewart, and his in-laws, Barbara, Larry, and Gabriel Rockefeller.
A memorial celebration is to be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Crowell Chapel in the Rosedale Cemetery in Manchester-by-the-Sea. Family and friends are cordially invited.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to: The Agassiz Baldwin Community, 20 Sacramento St. Cambridge, MA 02138 and put in the memo line “Anti-racism Fund”, or their website agassiz.org. Arrangements are by the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington St. Gloucester. Online condolences may be given at: www.greelyfuneralhome.com.
Published on December 27, 2018
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Dear Heidi and family,
Jan 05, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. I was so happy to meet Eric (after years about hearing about him) the day of your birthday party. What a beautiful person! I am praying for you all during this difficult time.
Ingrid und Boydle
Jan 02, 2019
In Liebe geboren,
in Liebe gelebt,
in Liebe gestorben.

Keiner geht ganz von uns - er geht nur voraus.
Alison Corner
Jan 01, 2019
Heidi, Nom, and Rain,
My heart breaks for all of you at the loss of Eric!! I send you hugs and hope that your memories of life with him will comfort you at such a sad time. Lots of love, Alison
Yvette DeViller
Dec 28, 2018
Heidi, Norm, and Rain. I’m so sorry for the loss of your son❤️ All my thoughts and hugs are with all of you.
Linda Cornell
Dec 27, 2018
Dear Heidi, Norman and Rain,
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Please know that you are loved and cared about very much.❤
Margarita Laboy
Dec 27, 2018
My sincere and heartfelt condolences. I am so sorry to hear that your precious Eric has passed. May God strengthen you during this difficult time.