Bertha  Erskine
Died: Feb 11, 2018

Bertha Erskine

Died: February 11, 2018

Bertha (Bert) Erskine, of Hackettstown, NJ passed away at her residence at the House of the Good Shepherd on February 11, 2018 of natural causes.  Bertha would have been 94 years old later this month.

Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Bertha came to America settling in New York City with her husband Henry and daughter Lorraine in 1949. Once in America, Bertha and her husband expanded the family by five more children. In addition to living in Belfast, New York City, and Hackettstown, Bertha has lived in New Milford, NJ, Hillsborough, NJ, Murfreesboro, TN, and Seneca, SC.

Bertha will long be remembered for her passion for raising her six children, fondly reminiscing about the “old Country” of Ireland, as well as cooking and knitting.  Over the past several years, even knitting hats and scarfs for the military and caps for new born babies at Hackettstown Hospital.

Bertha is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Lorraine and Greg Harding of Seneca, SC, daughter Marilyn Mickelson of Vienna, VA, daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Steve Melofchik of Ocean View, DE, son and daughter-in-law, Hank and Kathy Erskine of Green Brook, NJ, daughter Deidra Erskine of Asheville, NC, son and daughter-in-law, David and Kelly Erskine of Cordova, TN, as well as six grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Henry.

A private memorial service will be held within the next few weeks. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Bertha Erskine to the House of the Good Shepherd, 798 Willow Grove Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Cochran Funeral Home, Inc. 905 High Street, Hackettstown NJ 07840.   

For those wishing to leave online condolences, please visit

No Condolences posted...
Leave a Condolence
* Name
* Email (will not be published)
* Enter verification code
* - Required fields
  NOTE: your comment will be reviewed by our staff and posted when approved.