Erika K. (Fickeisen) Barnet’s Obituary


SEPTEMBER 29, 2020

Erika K. (Fickeisen) Barnet, of Hingham, passed away on September 29, 2020. She passed peacefully at home, surrounded by loved ones; Erika was 80 years old.

Born in Boston on April 10, 1940, Erika grew up in Jamaica Plain, where she met her late husband, Alfred Barnet. A graduate of Girls’ Latin School and Framingham State College, she taught Home Economics in the Boston Public Schools for several years before starting a family in West Roxbury and then relocating to Hingham, where she lived for 44 years.

Erika is survived by her three children: Scott, of North Reading; Laura (Kalagher) and husband Rick of St. George, VT; and Jonathan and wife, Heather, of Hingham. She is also survived by grandchildren Grace, Katie, and Abigail Usher and Tommy Barnet. She is survived by siblings Theodora Hunkeler, Marianna Marshall, Elsa Johnson, and Peter Fickeisen, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband Alfred, Erika is preceded in death by her sister, Hildegard Dreist.

Erika enjoyed playing tennis, swimming, and spending summers at the Beach House in Hull. Despite her quiet nature, she enjoyed spending time with her close friends and neighbors. The family would like to extend their thanks to the Celtic Angels for the wonderful care and support they provided to Erika during the past several weeks.

Calling hours will be on Friday, October 2nd from 3 to 7pm at Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, located at 21 Emerald Street in Hingham. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Paul Catholic Church in Hingham on Saturday, October 3rd at 9am. Her burial will be private.

In light of restrictions, and in lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at, or Norwell VNA and Hospice at

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