Vivienne Lesley Emery
March 19, 1938 – September 3, 2019
Beloved wife of the late Victor John Emery. Loving mother of Sharon Hayes and her husband Tom, Laurence Emery and his wife Marley and Damian Emery. Proud grandmother of Addison and Shannon Baxter, Christopher Hayes, Alex and James Emery. Adored sister of Norman and Richard Owen.
Vivienne grew up in rural England after being relocated from London during the war. She became a registered nurse just before marrying Vic on August 15, 1959. She left England right after they married, and spent the next year travelling the United States with Vic who was awarded a Harkness Fellowship. After that year they returned to the England for a few years before moving to California for a year. Finally, they settled on Long Island as Vic wanted to work at Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Vivienne chose to raise her children and was a dedicated volunteer for the Guide Dog Foundation (GDF) for the Blind in Smithtown. She successfully raised many dogs that became working guide dogs. She then was involved with breeding dogs for the GDF birthing many puppies in her home.
Vivienne was always hard working, caring and giving. When her son, Damian, wanted to start a company, she learned microelectronics with her son Laurence, then spent the next 20 years building the company with Damian. In addition to loving her husband, family and dogs, she enjoyed playing tennis, gardening, cooking and entertaining. She will always be remembered for her smile, energy and warmth.
Visitation for Vivienne will be held Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at O.B. Davis Funeral Homes, 1001 Route 25A, Miller Place, NY 11764. Funeral Mass, Friday, September 13, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. Anselm's Episcopal Church, 4 Woodville Road, Shoreham, NY 11786. Chapel service to follow at 12:15 PM at Washington Memorial Park, 855 Canal Road, Mount Sinai, NY 11766. Cremation Private.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Vivienne's memory to: the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind (aka Vet Dogs) https://www.guidedog.org/GD/gd/GDF_DonateNow.aspx
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.obdavismillerplace.com for the Emery family.
- Visitation Thursday, September 12, 2019
- Funeral Mass Friday, September 13, 2019
- Chapel Service Friday, September 13, 2019
- Cremation Private