Family Login:

Share This Obituary

Memories & Candles

“Karen and Mike,So very sorry to learn of Erik's passing. May your memories, family, friends and faith support you through this difficult time.Carole ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Carole Thieme

“Erin, I'm so sorry to hear of your brothers passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Cathy Mallard ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“Erik was a kind and thoughtful person. We were friends in college, and though we had been out of touch for a while, I am grateful for having known...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Benjamin Brinkmann - Byron, MN

“I am so very sad to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you all ♥ ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Ashley Simpson - Easton, MA

“Howard, Karen & Family,We are so sorry for your loss, Erik has been a great employee, friend and someone we could always count on for more than 15...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: David Gardner - MA

“God speed my friend.. I'll see you on the other side ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Christopher Dodge

“Devastating news. Erik and I taught history together at Lane and were the best of friends. Erik stood up at my wedding. We lost touch when he moved...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Paul Nikopoulos - Chicago, IL

“My condolences to your family at this sad time. I will always remember Erik as a quiet, reflective person. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Mary-Ann Erskine-Pourier - CA

“I'm so sorry for your loss. Erik was a favorite of the bartenders at Maguires. He will be missed. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Kelly Benson - Middleboro, MA

“So sorry for your loss of you dear son Erick so suddenly and to his siblings & immediate family. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Barbara Lawrence - Lakeville, MA

“Please accept my deepest and heartfelt sympathy. May God's love enfold you and may the love of all who care for you support you through these...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Ginny Elson - North Easton, MA

Heart Emblem

EASTON—-Erik Bassett, 50, passed unexpectedly in his sleep, the 17th of November, 2019, at his home in Easton Massachusetts.

Erik was born on September 29th, 1969 to parents Howard and Karen. As the first of five children, Erik's love of learning and books revealed itself at a very early age and stayed with him throughout his life. After graduating from Oliver Ames High School in Easton in 1987, Erik went on to earn a degree in history from North Park University of Chicago in 1991, and fulfilled his dream of becoming a history teacher at Lane Technical College Preparatory High School, one of the top ranked public schools in Chicago. After moving home to Massachusetts, Erik spent his later years as a substitute teacher for the Easton Public School system, and as a Developmental Specialist for Habilitation Assistance in Braintree, earning the title of Employee of the Year, twice. When Erik wasn't spending time with his family or helping others, he could be found reading a book or newspaper at home, the family cottage in New Hampshire, or in a quiet corner of his favorite local restaurant. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Erik is survived by his parents' Howard and Karen (Hedin) Bassett, his brothers' Adam Bassett and his fiance Heather Rahl, Bryan and his wife Colleen (Morse) Bassett, his sisters' Erin (Bassett) McNeil and her husband Adam McNeil, Brooke Bassett, his aunts' Joanne (Hedin) Peters, Kay (Boyd) Hedin, Linda (Bassett) Trevit, Gail Bassett, his nephews' Nathan, Tyler, and Quentin Bassett, Aiden McLaughlin, Christian and Gunnar McNeil, his niece Ana McNeil, and many more cousins, in-laws, and friends.

A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held on Monday, November 25th at 11:00 am at the Covenant Congregational Church in North Easton MA. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully asks that you consider making a donation to the Covenant Congregational Church, Capital Improvement Campaign, or please consider subscribing to a local newspaper. A very special thanks for all the love and support of friends and family.

For directions or condolences visit