OBITUARY

Marjorie (Farrell) Emerick

April 11, 1931August 8, 2018
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Marjorie (Farrell) Emerick, age 87, beloved wife of Rudolph Emerick, joined him in eternal life on August 8, 2018, surrounded by family. Marge was born in Glastonbury on April 11, 1931 to the late James and Marie (Damery) Farrell. Marge graduated from Glastonbury High School in 1949, then worked at the Phoenix Mutual Underwriting Department. She married her high school sweetheart and the love of her life, Rudy, in 1951. They celebrated 62 years of marriage in 2013, the year Rudy passed.

She left Phoenix Mutual in 1951 to work 3rd shift with Rudy at United Technologies, until 1955 when their first child was born. Marge stayed home to raise her children, returning to United Technologies in 1973. She was very gifted in mathematics, and graduated at the top of her United Technologies class, becoming a Gage Inspector in the Gage Standards Inspection Department. But her first priority was always her husband and children, for which she was grateful, and told everyone how lucky and blessed she was. Marge and Rudy both retired in 1987, enjoying many years travelling the Caribbean, Hawaii and the United States, and being snowbirds in Florida, with their many wonderful friends from Glastonbury. Marge was a volunteer at Manchester Memorial Hospital for several years, and enjoyed supporting the cancer causes.

She leaves behind her beloved and devoted children and their spouses, daughter Sheryl and husband Tim McMullen of Vernon, daughter Patti Emerick of Broad Brook, son David Emerick of Alabama, son Alan and wife Katherine Emerick of Manchester, and grandchildren Chad Emerick of South Windsor and Kathryn Emerick of Texas. Marge was predeceased by a son Steven, and 3 sisters, Mary J. Stanley, Elizabeth Cowles and Dorothy Hosier.

We would like to extend a very special thank you to Riverside Health and Rehabilitation Center, for the great kindness and loving support they gave to Marge and her family, we feel blessed that she, and us, felt surrounded by love.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday (August 13th) at 10 am at St. Christopher Campus of St. Edmund Campion Parish, 538 Brewer St, East Hartford. Entombment will follow in the mausoleum at St. Mary Cemetery, East Hartford. Relatives and friends may call at the D’Esopo – East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford, on Sunday (August 12th) from 2 – 4 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905, a cause near and dear to Marge’s heart.

Services

  • Public Visitation Sunday, August 12, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, August 13, 2018
  • Committal Service Monday, August 13, 2018
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Roger Emerick

August 12, 2018

My condolences to my cousins on the passing of my Aunt Marge. Though I am a first cousin to all her children, I think only Cheryl knows me, owing to a family disunion many years ago. My Uncle Rudy (her husband) was my father's brother. The last family get together that I recall, was a Christmas Eve dinner at her house, Patti had just been borne, and Cheryl had curly hair and glasses. And I also recall visits when they lived upstairs in an old house on Matson Hill Road (bottle feeding Cheryl), and my father helping Uncle Rudy build his first garage. But the most vivid recollection I have of the relationship with my Aunt Marge, was a fall walk when I was small, ~6, with my parents, Charlie & Gloria, and Rudy & Marge. We were walking on my grandfather's property (now owned by me), along the edge of a field (I recall the exact spot) when I saw an old can (beer or soda?). I kicked it as hard as I could (showing off?). It only traveled upward about 5 feet before coming to an abrupt stop on my Aunt Marge's tooth. Quite the commotion. My first and only near death experience. But she recovered with medical help and forgave me; or at least never reminded me of it. I reminded her of it at my mom's 90th birthday party at the Gallery (she & Cheryl & Tim attended). It brought a lot of chuckles; and the Gallery is located in what was the backyard of the Emerick home on Hebron Ave. I hope that provides a positive addition to the memories of your Mom's life. Her nephew, your cousin: Roger Emerick, in Glastonbury.

Beth McQueeney

August 12, 2018

Dear Farrell Clan,
I'm sorry I haven't met Marjorie or your side of the extended Farrell clan. I believe Marjorie and I may share the same grandparents/great-grandparents - Alma Damon and William Farrell.
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/88155590

Marjorie's father Jim Farrell would have been my grandmother Florence Farrell's brother. She lived in Windsor with her husband Francis McQueeney Sr and had children - Francis Jr, Donald, and Carol. My father Francis Jr also lived in Windsor where my mother Ruth McQueeney still resides and had children - Kathleen, James, MaryBeth (me, Beth McQueeney Riley of Newbury, MA) and Tom. Kathy lives in Manchester, Tom and James in Windsor. Other McQueeney cousins in South Windsor and West Hartford. Of course we all knew and loved Father Billy Farrell.

Please be in touch if you'd like. I'll try to send a photo here of Alma, William and either Jim or Florence whoever was born first - around the turn of the century I believe.

978-465-1070
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