Erin E. Gutknecht

08/21/1983 - 05/01/2023


Obituary For Erin E. Gutknecht

Erin Elizabeth (Moriarty) Gutknecht (39), formerly of Rockland, Massachusetts passed away at her home in Charlotte, North Carolina on May 1st 2023. She was born on August 21, 1983, in Brockton Massachusetts to Michael J. and Patricia A. (Kelly) Moriarty.

Erin graduated from Cardinal Spellman High school in Brockton in 2001 and St. Joseph's College of Maine in 2005. Erin excelled in her studies and received special recognition for her participation in sports while she was in school. She was a competitive athlete who enjoyed playing basketball and soccer. In addition to earning a degree in business, she also majored in marketing.

As a young girl growing up, she enjoyed her summers spending time with her mom, dad, sister Colleen and brother Kevin on the Cape. Her hobbies included swimming, going to the beach, attending concerts, reading, and especially visiting relatives and friends.

She was the loving granddaughter of the late Ann F. Kelly, Thomas Kelly and Evelyn Moriarty, Joseph Moriarty.

With her bubbly personality and sparkling eyes, Erin was able to make friends wherever she went. She had a kind heart and was very generous and loved children, especially her nieces Anabella, Bridget, Blaire and Mackenzie.

Erin began her career in the IT industry where she worked her way through several positions that eventually brought her to Richmond, Virginia, where she met her husband Michael.

Erin's marriage took her to Charlotte, North Carolina where she changed her career and went into the healthcare industry. She took a position with Atrium Health where she thrived and was well thought of by coworkers and received special recognition by earning Employee of the year in 2019. Erin considered her job as God's work, and she even helped deliver a baby in an elevator. Her greatest and most precious achievement was the birth of her daughter Alyssa Kelly born in 2020. She also had a special love for her dog Mia.

Erin was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. She leaves behind her husband, Michael; daughter Alyssa Kelly Gutknecht; father, Michael; mother, Patricia; sister, Colleen; brother, Kevin Moriarty and wife Ashley; nieces. Erin also leaves several cousins, aunts and uncles.

A mass in Erin's honor will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church on May 11th at 9AM. Followed by interment at Holy Family Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorial contributions to be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in memory of Erin (Moriarty) Gutknecht. (

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  • 05/14/2023

    Michael, Alyssa & family, I'm so sorry to hear of Erin's passing. She was a sweet lady whose time on earth was too short. Prayers for you during this difficult time. Denise Robbins

  • 05/11/2023

    I had the good fortune of coaching Erin in soccer at Cardinal Spellman for 4 years. Everyday her smile and upbeat demeanor kept her teammates and coaches going no matter the outcome of games. She always saw the positive side of situations. My prayers go out to her and her family. Coach Mike Perry

  • 05/10/2023

    Michael, Alyssa and Family, Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. With lots of Love and Deepest Sympathy Maxine

  • 05/10/2023

    Dear Mike & Patty: From the many stories I've heard, Erin always brought light and warmth to everyone who had the good fortune to be around her. Her passing is incomprehensibly tragic and sad. The world is a darker place now. My heart aches for you.

  • 05/10/2023

    Patty and Mike, I was so sorry to hear of Erin's passing. My memories of her are of a girl who was always willing to help when I was subbing at HFS and a caring schoolmate to Jay. I cannot imagine how difficult this must be, I would like to be with you tomorrow but have a medical appointment for which I have waited months. My prayers and those of the entire Darigan family are with you all. Prudence

  • 05/10/2023

    We are deeply saddened to hear of Erin's passing. We remember her well from her days at St. Joseph's College where she lived in the same quads and played soccer with our daughter Katie. She was always so kind and happy to see us whenever we were there to cheer on the team. We send our sincere thoughts and prayers for Erin and her family. May she rest in eternal peace.

  • 05/10/2023

    Mike and Patty. Muggs and I are very saddened by the news of Erin's passing. It was evident that she was a wonderful Mom to Alyssa, and our hearts go out to Colleen, Kevin and the rest of your family. Saying special prayers for you all.

  • 05/09/2023

    I'm so sorry to hear of your family's loss. I played soccer with Erin at St. Joseph college. Erin and I were both freshman's and had some classes together. I shared many laughs and experiences with Erin. . She will be missed. Demarie

  • 05/09/2023

    We're so sorry to have heard the news of Erin's passing. May the loving memories with Erin bring you all peace, comfort and strength today and always. Patrick McAuliffe & Christine (Rich) McAuliffe

  • 05/09/2023

    Dear Patty and Mike. We are so sorry for your loss. The girls were devastated at the news. From HFS, soccer, Spellman she was certainly embraced and always considered a friend. God Bless you all in your time of sadness. May it be lightened by your memories and love. You are and will remain in our prayers. Peace and Love. The Coughlin's

  • 05/08/2023

    I am so sorry to learn this sad news. I remember meeting Erin when Colleen and my sister Denise became friends. She really was the kindest girl. Always smiling. I am so sorry for your tremendous loss.

  • 05/08/2023

    Patty & Mike Words cannot come close to the sadness we feel. Erin had a beautiful soul. I'll never forget the impact she made for all of us during our mission trip in Honduras. I'll always remember her bright beautiful smile & laughter. I'll never forget that cute little girl in kindergarten with Christopher. Please know our thoughts & prayers are with you all.


  • 5 TREES

    Tim Forde planted 5 trees in memory of Erin E. Gutknecht . - May 16, 2023

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