Eric Ryan McDermott, 40, of Medfield, Massachusetts died on December 10, 2019 at home surrounded by family.
Born in New Castle, Pennsylvania in 1979 and oldest child of Thomas and Judith (Martin) McDermott. Eric graduated from the University of Virginia in 2002, and the Darden School of Business at University of Virginia in 2008. At Darden, Eric was the first person selected to receive the Jefferson Fellowship, which is the premier merit-based scholarship program at the University of Virginia. Before graduate school, Eric worked as an economic analyst at Foley & Lardner and then as an economic consultant at National Economic Research Associates (NERA) where he met his wife, Erin. After graduate school, Eric worked as a consultant at Bain & Company and as a senior strategy executive at Sensata Technologies, Taco, Inc. and, most recently, Thermo Fisher Scientific. When not tackling intellectual challenges at work, Eric enjoyed rooting for his Pittsburgh Steelers, Pirates, and Penguins and his alma mater, the Virginia Cavaliers. He also enjoyed trying the best craft beers in New England and hunting down rare bourbons. More than anything else, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Eric is survived by his wife of 11 years, Erin (Marino) McDermott and two children, Connor and Keira, of Medfield, MA. Eric leaves behind his mother, Judith McDermott of Manassas, VA and his sisters Pamela (Matthew) Smith of Midlothian, VA, and Nicole (Darrell) Thomas of Springfield, VA and honorary siblings John (Francis) Henkel of Lexington, KY and Ruth Conner of Lorton, VA. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas McDermott.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services Monday, December 16 at 10 a.m. at St. Edward the Confessor Church, 133 Spring St., Medfield, MA. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, December 15 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Roberts Mitchell Caruso Funeral Home, 15 Miller St., Medfield, MA.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to a scholarship fund created for the benefit of Eric’s children, Connor and Keira, at Needham Bank, 520 Main Street, Medfield, MA 02052 or a GoFundMe page at https://www.gofundme.com/f/mcdermott-family-fund. Additionally, donations can be made to Good Shepherd Community Care Hospice at https://gscommunitycare.org/.