Eric H. Delisle
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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 Arrangements are by the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington St. Gloucester. Online condolences may be given at:
Published on December 27, 2018


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