02/06/1970 - 04/19/2024
Service Date: 04/25/2024
Service Time: 6:00PM
Service Location: Gilbert Memorial Park Cemetery Funeral Home 2100 E. Queen Creek Rd. Gilbert, AZ 85297

Erin Marie Nagel, 54, of Gilbert, Arizona, passed away on April 19th, 2024, after a courageous battle with cancer.  Throughout her journey she inspired all with her positive energy, optimism, and grace.


Erin was born on February 6th, 1970, in Waterbury, Connecticut.  After she graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1988, she went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Western Connecticut State University.  For the last 21 years, Erin has worked for Automated Data Processing, most recently as an Enterprise Learning Business Partner.


Erin is survived by her loving husband, Fred; children Brennan, Callahan, and Cooper; father Daniel Moriarty; sister Jennifer Moriarty; brothers in law Michael Nagel and John Schneider; nieces Gianna and Sophia Nagel and Kennedy Schneider, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends, who have offered much love and support throughout her life.


Erin is predeceased by her mother, Kathleen (Kelly) Moriarty and was greatly missed.


Erin was a devout fan of the Boston Red Sox, UCONN basketball, the New England Patriots and any team that Tom Brady played on.  She had a deep love of music, especially U2, the Gipsy Kings, and Billie Holiday.


A lifelong lover of art, Erin was passionate about the use of color and light to lift the hearts and souls of all who have had the honor of knowing her.  Her strength, enduring spirit, and creativity will forever live on through her paintings and in our hearts.


A funeral service will be held at 6:00 PM on Thursday, April 25th, 2024, at Gilbert Memorial Park, 2100 East Queen Creek Road, Gilbert, AZ 85297.  Following the service will be a Celebration of Life from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.  For those that cannot attend, the service will be broadcast – with details to be shared via Facebook.  A second service in Connecticut is being planned.


Erin loved and was inspired by the works of Maya Angelou and she would want to share the following:


“My wish is for you to continue.  Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness.”    MAYA ANGELOU


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  • Though I only met Erin one time in person, she has been and will continue to be, such a beautiful guiding light for me. She was an amazing and beautiful spirit! My love to Jen and all the family who were blessed to have her!

  • Cindy Deitemeyer

    I hardly knew Erin but I loved her. She will be so missed by all. Last September in Santa Fe was magical and I cherish getting to know Erin just a little bit that weekend. Rest in peace, Erin. The world has lost a beautiful soul.

  • She was such a positive person in my life my condolences.

  • My sincere condolences to the entire Nagel family. She was certainly an angel and kindest person I’ve ever met. I will always our friendship.

  • Erin, you are in the arms of the angels, your Mom and Aunt Pat. We love you.

  • Sincerest condolences to the family and friends. Erin will be sorely missed by so many. She was always a beacon of light and love to everyone. Prayers for peace and comfort.

  • My sincere condolences to Erin’s family, her friends and co-workers. There was always something especially memorable about Erin, she lead with a bright light and made others around her feel instantly at home. She will be missed at ADP and by the Enterprise Learning family that she helped to create.

  • So many memories of working with Erin. Her own light shone on all she did. Proud to match to her own drummer and entire band.
    I will miss her. I’m confident in the knowledge she will have a heavenly dance party that no angel would dare miss,

  • My sympathy to Erin’s family. We grew up on same road in East Mt and attended school together. Always a kind person. It seemed she fought her battle with cancer with grace. 🙏
    Brandie Fiore

  • My dear cousin!! You were more of a sister than a cousin! As a little girl I looked up to you so much! Admiring the way you’d put your make up on in the car in between traffic lights! I remember having a bad day in high school and wanted a new look so you cut my hair for me in Jen’s room! I had to tilt my head to make it straight but I loved your fierce independence! You took me to my first concert and we all wore matching dresses to our cousins wedding! You have touched so many people with your optimism and light!! You will forever live on in all of us! Until we meet again, I love and miss you endlessly ❤️🙏☘️

  • Rest easy my friend, you’ll be so missed. You’re such an inspiration of positivity and strength. I will miss you!

  • She fought a courageous battle against a horrible disease. She was and is an inspiration to us all. May she rest in peace. Erin will be missed.

  • Rachelle Kepler

    Erin was a great light to all of us in her work family! She will be missed by many and will be remembered by all who were blessed to be touched by her. Her light will live on.

  • Erin lived her life with a radiance that illuminated every room she entered. I think about the poem THE DASH, her DASH was filled with boundless positivity, unwavering motivation, and a relentless commitment to spreading joy. She was a beacon of light and inspired me to embrace life’s challenges with a smile. Her absence leaves a void, but her legacy of kindness and optimism will continue to shine brightly. She touched my life in ways words cannot express, and I will forever cherish the memories of her warmth, positivity, dancing, art, smiles and guidance. Rest in peace friend. You will be deeply missed.

  • My sincere condolences to the family. Erin was a beautiful and bright light in this world! Erin was always a joy to work with and my heart is saddened by the news of her passing; yet I will keep fond memories with me forever.

  • I had the wonderful opportunity to meet Erin through work. She drew you in with her kindness, positivity and radiant spirit. She will be missed by so many. My condolences to all her family and loved ones.

  • I was so sorry to hear about your recent loss. I know this must be an incredibly difficult time for you and your family. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • What a beautiful tribute. My sincere condolences to all of Erin’s loved ones.

  • Forever our kid sister you will be forever loved, forever missed and forever remembered 💔🙏🙏🙏

  • Katherine Palmieri

    I knew Erin as one of my daughters friends from their high school days – luckily for me I have been able to share her life through Facebook – many times she asked for prayers and I was always happy to oblige- but more than that, I was a able to connect with her on my own – I loved her art but mostly her spirit – I was saddened to learn of her passing – rest in peace my sweet Erin!
    Mrs P

  • Farewell my friend. You will always be in my heart. You gave your love and light to all of us in many different ways. Rest now. ♥️♥️

  • Fred, Callahan, and Cooper I’m so sorry for your loss. Erin was always such a light in the world. She loved you all so well. I will be out of town tomorrow but will attend online.
    Hope that we can come visit soon. You are in the Ruiz Family’s thoughts and prayers.

  • Dave and Jann Hales

    Erin touched so many lives in the very best way. We are grateful we got the chance to know her as both a colleague and a friend. Her caring nature and warm spirit enriched all our lives. Holding Fred and the kids close in our thoughts and hope your happy memories of her will help you through this difficult time.

  • Lenny Sanicola

    I worked with Erin in the ADP Tempe office. My sincerest condolences to her family and friends. She will be greatly missed. I am so sorry for your loss, and Erin and her family will be in my continued thoughts and prayers.

  • Carmel,Donal, Ciara, Louise O’Meara

    Deeply sorry to hear of Erin’s passing
    Condolences to Danny, Jen and the extended Nagle and Moriarty families
    She battled and fought the good fight with determination and will get the deserved reward in another Place
    We will remember her in our prayers and rest in peace

    “ l lionta De go gCastar Sinn “”

  • Debbie McCusker

    What an amazing person who was always full of life! I am so lucky to have called Erin not just a co-worker, but a friend. She will be forever in our hearts. My sincere condolences, Fred, Callie, Cooper, and Jen.

  • Aideen O'Connor

    Lord have mercy on your soul cousin Erin. I only met you once but having been checking in and out on Facebook and got to know you. I admired your courage and perseverance battling cancer and I’ve no doubt you gave many people hope and lifted their spirits. My sincere sympathy to cousin Danny and Jennifer and all my dear cousins trying to process such a loss. God bless you all.

  • I had the wonderful privilege to work with Erin! She was a joy to work with. I know we’ll meet again! My sincerest condolences to her family and friends.

  • Erin was a colleague of mine at ADP. I first met her in 2019. Shortly after, I was diagnosed with cancer and not longer after that she was also. Sadly, cancer bonded us. Her positivity was contagious and inspirational. She was a bright light in this world. Condolences to her family and close friends.

  • Sandra Morales

    I hope this beautiful promise of God to resurrect the dead here on earth fill your hearts with comfort and peace, soon we’ll hug them again.

  • Erin was an inspiration for me as she battled so positively. I am honored to have known her in person in business and later on through her paintings and postings. Rest in peace lovely lady. Special comfort prayers for the families. 🙏❤️

  • Jennifer Williams

    A beautiful summary to a life well lived and well loved. Thinking about your family at this time and in the many days to come.

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