Foxboro family grieves after sudden death in yard mishap

Eric Dahl

Eric Dahl

Family and friends are mourning the loss of a MA father who died of what is believed to be a heart attack after he was swarmed by bees while blowing leaves from his lawn.

Alison Dahl tells The Sun Chronicle ( ) of Attleboro that her husband, Eric Dahl, was blowing leaves from the lawn of their Foxborough home on Saturday afternoon when he was swarmed by bees.

Accoridng to Romsey, Dahl made it back to the back deck before he stumbled off it and collapsed.

Dahl's wife Alison told the paper that he was rushed by ambulance to Norwood Hospital where he later died of what was believed to have been a heart attack.

Besides his wife, he leaves behind two daughters.

"He was a wonderful son and husband and he was a wonderful father", she said.

The Dahl family home
The Dahl family home

"He loved Boston sports".

Dahl received both his bachelor's and master's degrees from Bentley University in Waltham.

Foxboro Fire Chief Roger Hatfield told the publication that three paramedics, rather than the usual two, were aboard the ambulance that took Eric to the hospital.

According to The Sun Times" obituary, Eric's favorite time was spent at the beach and he "was famous for his beach set-ups which included American Flags and numerous beach games'.

The family is holding a funeral on Thursday at Bethany Congregational Church.

The sudden passing occurred just one day after authorities say, just a half-mile away from the Dahl home, 49-year-old William Scaccia killed his six-year-old son Anthony before turning the gun on himself.

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