SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Theresa M. “Terri” Emery 90, died peacefully on Sunday July 30, 2017 at the Mt. Ascutney Health Care Center in Windsor, Vt. following a short illness. She was born December 10, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan the daughter of Archibald and Anne (Larabelle) Webster. She grew up in Detroit where she attended schools and graduated from St. Henry’s Catholic School.
On November 25, 1951 she married Richard R. “Bob” Emery in Detroit, Mich. He predeceased her on April 9, 1996.
In 1970 after several moves around the US with her husband and two children they settled in Springfield, Vt. She was a devoted wife and mother, and a second Mom to many nieces, nephews and friends of her children. She was a faithful parishioner of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Springfield and a member of the Catholic Daughters of America.
She cared for her mother for several years until her death in 1974.
She enjoyed raising her family, playing cards and board games, reading, traveling, sewing, cooking, and baking.
In addition to raising her family she worked as a Key Punch Operator, as a Clerk at Ames Dept. Store in Springfield, with the Visiting Nurse Association and as a ticket agent at the Hartness State Airport in North Springfield, Vt. and later in life helped out on the Young’s Farm.
She is survived by her son Richard “Rick” Emery and his wife Ramona of Springfield, daughter Janice Young and her husband Ken of Springfield, five grandchildren – Julie MacGlaflin (Jason), Kenny Young (Kelli), Ricky Emery, Catherine Emery, and Kyla Emery. Two great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins, and close friend and adopted sister Alice Young.
She was predeceased by one brother Jerry, and two sisters Margaret and Marie.
A memorial mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday Aug. 23, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Springfield, Vt. Reverend Peter Williams will officiate. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Springfield.
Contributions may be made in her memory to the Visiting Nurse & Hospice for VT & NH P.O. Box 881 Brattleboro, Vermont 05302.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vermont.