Cover photo for Stephen Ericson's Obituary
Stephen Ericson Profile Photo

Stephen Ericson

October 13, 1951 — December 9, 2022

Stephen Ericson

Stephen Brent Ericson, 71, passed away on Friday, December 9 in Augusta, Georgia. Stephen was born on October 13, 1951 in Bangor, Maine, eldest child of Robert and Catherine Ericson.

Stephen was a son of Maine, raised in Bangor and spent the majority of his childhood hunting, fishing, and skiing on Beech Hill Pond. He was a graduate of Maine Maritime Academy with a degree in Marine Engineering. His colleagues at MMA gave him the nickname “Swede” for his Swedish roots. Shortly after graduating, he married his wife Holly Ericson and settled in Bangor. After years of international maritime shipping he went to work for multiple companies, including General Electric, DuPont, Anheuser-Busch, Westinghouse and Bechtel at Savannah River Site.

Stephen was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and craftsman. He restored two Chris Craft wooden boats, built and designed his beloved A-frame home in Bar Harbor, Maine. There was not a wood he couldn’t identify by scent or grain. Stephen was an avid coffee drinker, Sunday Show watcher, Patriots and RedSox fan. There was always a project to do or an item that needed one more coat of varnish.

Stephen returned to his home in Maine every summer with his wife Holly where they would spend their time on multiple projects taken from the likes of a Coastal Living magazine. Each night they would retreat down to the beach with all 5 daughters, their husbands, and 14 grandchildren to enjoy a New England sunset. He was a true family man, he called his mother every evening and never missed an opportunity to see his grandchildren.

Stephen is survived by his wife of 48 years Holly Cole Ericson of Augusta, Georgia, his mother Catherine Ericson of Holden, Maine, his sister Margo Toppan of Barrington, New Hampshire, and brother John Ericson (Kim) of Dedham, Maine. As well as his children, Courtney Atkinson (Tripp) of Moore, South Carolina, Katie Greenlaw (Ben) of Presque Isle, Maine, Cameron Fay (John) of Decatur, Georgia, Taryn Schwartz (David) of Atlanta, Georgia, and Allison (Garrett) Spence of Evans, Georgia and 14 grandchildren.

A service for Stephen will be held at Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors on Davis Road in Augusta, Georgia on Friday, December 16, visitation with the family will begin at 1:00p.m. service to follow at 2:00p.m. A live stream of the service may be viewed at:

An additional celebration of life will be held this summer in Bar Harbor, Maine, details to come.

Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. Please sign the guestbook at

A life tribute video for Stephen Ericson may be viewed by clicking on the following link: .
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Stephen Ericson, please visit our flower store.

Past Services


Friday, December 16, 2022

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Photo Gallery

Visits: 12

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree