Emma Jean Camurati Pierotti

August 12, 1924May 26, 2012

Emma Jean Pierotti, 87, lifelong Memphian, died May 26, 2012 at St. Francis Hospital here in Memphis. The daughter of the late Otto & Amelia Camurati, Emma Jean was a high school graduate of St. Agnes Academy were she was later selected as one of the outstanding graduates at the school’s 150th Anniversary Celebration. She then attended Memphis State University. Mrs. Pierotti was a member of Unico who in 1999 honored her as the “Outstanding Italian of the Year”. She was past president of the Auxiliary to the Memphis Bar Association and State Bar Association. She also served on several local boards including the Memphis City Beautiful Commission and the Memphis Chapter of the American Cancer Society. Her family will receive guests on Thursday, May 31 from 12PM – 1:30PM at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens. Procession will then leave the funeral home for a graveside service beginning at 2PM in Calvary Cemetery where Msgr. John McArthur will be the celebrant. Mrs. Pierotti was preceded in death by her husband Probate Judge Leonard D. Pierotti. She is survived by her niece Beverly Camurati Thomas, nephew James D. Camurati and great-niece Merry Beth Camurati; the three of whom were here caregivers. Mrs. Pierotti is also survived by another nephew, five other great-nieces and a great nephew. Mrs. Pierotti requested any memorials be sent to the scholarship fund of St. Agnes Academy, Madonna Circle or Ave Maria Home. Online condolences and floral tributes may be made at


  • Visitation Thursday, May 31, 2012
  • Graveside Service Thursday, May 31, 2012

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Mary Harris

June 21, 2012

Mrs. Pierotti was such a kind and lovely lady. She was so sweet to reach out to my grandmother at Town Village when she was living there. She will be greatly missed.

Haywood Barry

June 1, 2012

Sorry to read about Mrs. Pierotti. I knew her and the Judge from the National College of Probate Judges. I attended several Siminars with them and they were a most delightful couple to be with. At the time I was a Probate Judge but am now retired. My condolences to the family. Haywood Barry, Lebanon, Tn

Piercarlo Camurati

May 31, 2012

We are close to all Camurati's, so sorry about their loss. She will be with her beloved husbund Leonard and all Camurati's.
Geat Women!
love Piercarlo and Barbara Camurati and Rita

Steve Taborelli

May 30, 2012

Emma Jean will be missed by all of her loved ones, but welcomed to heaven by all her family and friends who have gone before her. Praying for our cousins during this time of loss. The Taborelli / Burgess Family

michela camurati

May 30, 2012

bevery, jimmy and merry beth.. we are near you.. and so sorry for your loss....even if we are in itay... sure now she will be for eternity with her beloved husband...
love beppe and rossella camurati
michela lino luca and davide
nicoletta paolo and alice

Courtenay Elliott

May 30, 2012

Beverly, What a lovely lady your sweet aunt was. I am sending my heartfelt prayers to your family. Deeply sorry for your loss. Love, Courtenay

Nancy Baiel

May 30, 2012

Mrs Pierotti was an outstanding lady. May you be joined with your husband in eternity and everlasting peace. In loving memory, Stephen D Baiel Sr and Nancy Baiel

Anna Olswanger

May 29, 2012

Mrs. Pierotti and her husband Pro were neighbors and good friends to my parents Berl and Edna Olswanger when they lived on Kirby Road. I remember all the trips they took together, especially to St. Louis to watch the Cardinals play, and the stories they told afterwards about their escapades. They loved to have fun. Mrs. Pierotti was a good friend to my parents, and always warm to me. After I left Memphis, I called her each year on her birthday, and loved reminiscing with her. I'm sorry to miss hearing her voice. Condolences from Anna Olswanger

gina golden epperson

May 29, 2012

Wow, this news came as quite a shock. I just spoke with Emma Jean a few weeks ago, and she sounded great, She was one of my Mom's (Virginia Golden's) good friends, and a good friend to our family. We will all miss her, and your family will be in our prayers.
Gina Golden Epperson

Tony Hall

May 29, 2012

Mrs. Pierotti was good friends with my Dad, Houston Hall, at Towne Village. Very classy, outstanding, and funny lady. Condolences from the Hall family.
Tony Hall