A celebration of life for Mickey will be held at a later date. Information to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Mickey’s name to the Kevin T. Szocik Memorial Scholarship Fund, providing scholarships for LHS student-athletes, c/o Brendan Szocik, 175 Lagrange Street, West Roxbury, MA 02132.
Mickey Herrick of Lunenburg passed away on May 9th, 2021 surrounded by his immediate family. He was born December 4th, 1948, the son of John and Lillian (May) Herrick. He was a graduate of Lunenburg High School during which time he was vice president of his class and an accomplished athlete. Mickey continued his love of sports having played men’s softball on numerous local teams throughout his life. He truly cherished the lifelong friendships and memories that were made while he was playing.
He served in the Air Force and was stationed in South Korea working as a mechanic for military aircraft. Upon returning from South Korea, he met his future wife Kathleen (Larkin) at UMass Amherst while attending college. They were married on July 6th, 1974 and remained together for over 46 years until his passing.
Mickey was very proud of his large family which gave him his greatest joy. In addition to being survived by his wife Kathy, he is survived by his four children, sons Jamieson Herrick and his wife Jessica, and Shawn Herrick and his wife Nikole, his daughters Stephanie (Herrick) DelGiudice and her husband Michael, and Lindsey (Herrick) Achilla and her boyfriend Leo Daley. He is also survived by his nine grandchildren, Brendan, Michael, Gavin, Colin, Haley, Emma, Sienna, Chloe, and Sophia. He is also survived by his brothers Jim Herrick and his wife Anita, John Herrick Jr., Tom Herrick and his wife Cindy, and Brian Herrick and his wife Susan. His sisters Barbara (Herrick) Beloin and her husband Jerry, Kathryn Herrick, Deborah (Herrick) Christen and her husband Leonard “Chris” as well as many nieces and nephews.
Mickey was a prominent figure in the community and a local business owner for over 45 years. He was most known for “Mickey’s Place”, a Lunenburg staple which served wonderful food and spirits for over 28 years. When not cracking jokes across the bar, Mickey could be found coaching t-ball, little league and LHS Varsity Softball, and serving on the Trustee Board over the years. He was a passionate New England sports fan and loved spending his free time falling asleep in his chair watching the day’s Red Sox or Patriots game, Howard Stern, or anything political. More than anything, Mickey loved to spend time with his wife, children and grandchildren.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the wonderful doctors and nursing staff at the UMass 2nd Floor Lakeside ICU. Their exceptional care will always be remembered.