OBITUARY

Emerson Courser Heald

October 22, 1927August 1, 2017

Emerson Courser “Emmy” Heald, 89, of Bedford and formerly of Auburn, passed away peacefully on August 1st at Bentley Commons after a brief illness. He was born in Manchester on October 22, 1927 the son of Benjamin and Edith (Courser) Heald. He was a graduate of Simonds Free High School and the University of New Hampshire Thompson School of Agriculture.

Emerson was a veteran of the US Navy during the Korean Conflict serving aboard the USS Bristol. He was a longtime resident of Auburn serving as their Chief of Police for over 25 years and was also a member of the Auburn Zoning Board. He was a deputy sheriff with the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Department. He also did some freelance work in advertising, circulation & photography for the Manchester Union Leader & NH Sunday News. You could find “Emmy” giving back to his community through his work as a 60 year Masonic Brother and past master of the Candia Lodge 76 and past president of the Manchester and Winnepesaukee Bektash Temple. He was a proud member of the Royal Order of Jesters and the Lions Club. He was the recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellow Award and the Auburn Historical Society. He was a communicant of the Longmeadow Congregational Church since 1950. Emmy lived life to the fullest always greeting you with a joke or two (for he never forgot any of them) and never failed to keep everyone laughing. He will be fondly remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and friend.

He was predeceased by his wife of 41 years, Marion (Seavey) Heald, his grandson Kevin Charbonneau and his brother Alan Heald.

Members of his family include his wife Dorothy (Colin) Heald, his daughter Melody Charbonneau, his sons Kevin Heald and Emerson Heald, his two grandchildren Benjamin Heald and Sarah Heald, four stepchildren Judith Dorais, Joan Laroche, Jeff Rogers and Jean Forrence and their families as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of wonderful friends.

There were no calling hours. A Memorial Service was celebrated on Sunday August 13 at noon at the Longmeadow Congregation Church 4 Wilsons Crossing Rd. in Auburn followed by a Celebration of Life Reception in the church hall. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations in Emerson’s name be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children 51 Blossom St. Boston, MA 02114. The family has entrusted the McHugh Funeral Home his care.

Services

  • Memorial Service Sunday, August 13, 2017
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Emerson Courser Heald

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Jessie Harris

August 17, 2017

Melody, Kevin & Emerson,
Im so sorry for your loss. Most of my favorite childhood memories were spent across the street swimming with Kevin and the rest of your family. Both your parents were always so kind to me and I loved them both.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Love,
Jessie Harris

Eileen Sasso (Morey)

August 15, 2017

Melody and Rob,
I am so sorry to read of the great loss of your Dad. Deepest heartfelt sympathy and warmest hugs to you and your family.

Valerie Bayko

August 12, 2017

I am so sorry for you and your family for the loss of your father. If only words could take away the emptiness in your heart, I would write you a book. Please let memories of your dad bring you some comfort during the coming days. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you, Mel.

Al Eaton

August 11, 2017

Another good ole boy from Auburn gone RIP EMMY

Jeanne Turck

August 11, 2017

Melody, you're in our prayers, I wish I could be there so you could lean on me, love you

Jeanne Turck

August 11, 2017

Melody, you're in our prayers, I wish I could be there so you could lean on me...love you.

Jeanne Turck

August 11, 2017

Melody, you're in our prayers, I wish I could be there so you could lean on me...love you. Jeanne and Michael Turck

Catherine TIerney

August 10, 2017

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family, Mel. Your Dad was a special part of our life growing up. He will be missed but not forgotten.
Sending love and prayers your way!
The Lord Family

Catherine TIerney

August 10, 2017

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family, Mel. Your Dad was a special part of our life growing up. He will be missed but not forgotten.
Sending love and prayers your way!
The Lord Family

James and Claire Bond

August 10, 2017

We are so sorry for your loss and our prayers are with you Melody and your family at this time it's was a pleasure to have meet your dad may he rip and may you fine comfort with the wonderful times with him god bless you all go in peace