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DERRY: E. Gladys Emery, 91, of Derry, passed away Sunday March 1, 2015, in Parkland Medical Center in Derry, following a brief illness. She was born in Wakefield, Mass., on November 24, 1923, and was a daughter of the late George E. Blair and Marion (Crockford-Watts) Blair. Gladys graduated from Wakefield High School in 1942, attended Malden Business School, and after graduation, was employed as a teller at the Boston Five Cent Savings Bank for 10 years. She moved to Derry in 1952, and was an optometric assistant in her husband’s newly established practice. She was a member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church and was active in the Friendship Circle. Gladys was a past officer at Ransford Chapter #3 Order of Eastern Star. She was a member and past president of the women’s auxiliary of the New England Optometric Association.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. Richard A. Emery of Derry; one son, Dr. Keith A. Emery and his wife, Janice, of Derry; her grandson, Justin B. Emery of Quincy, Mass.; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three sisters, Elizabeth J. Hennessey of Wakefield, Mass., Dorothy R. Sias of Reading, Mass., and Florence P. Gould of Wakefield, Mass.

For the past three years, Gladys had enjoyed living with her husband, Richard, at the Birch Heights Independent Living facility.

The calling hour will be held on Friday, March 6th, from 10 to 11 a.m., in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch St., Derry. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Private burial will be at a later date in Forest Hill Cemetery in East Derry. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Caregivers of Greater Derry, 1B Common Dr., Unit 10, Londonderry, N.H. 03053, or the charity of one’s choice. To send a condolence or for more information, please visit, www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.
Published on  March 5, 2015
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