Emerise E Anchors

July 14, 1931May 25, 2018

Emerise E. Anchors, age 86, formerly of Old Saybrook, beloved wife of the late Gerald G. Anchors, passed away Friday May 25, 2018 at Fairview Health Care in Groton surrounded by her family. Emerise was born on July 14, 1931 in Manchester, CT and was the daughter of the late Alphonse and Aldea DeForge Petitjean. Emerise was a data processor for General Dynamics for many years before her retirement. She was a member of the Estuary Council in Old Saybrook where she loved to spend time with her friends and play cards. She was a devoted care giver to her parents and husband. Emerise loved spending time with her family. She is survived by four Children; Wayne Atkins of Groton, Clifford Atkins of Garland, TX, Brenda Mellow of Groton and Sharon Hyduke and her husband of Honey Brook, PA. Brothers; Donald Freeman of FL and Bob Zelinski and his wife Dee of Old Saybrook. Nine grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. She also leaves her cousin Aldea Savva and other relatives. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday May 30th at 1:00pm at St John Church, 161 Main St. Old Saybrook, CT. Burial to follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Westbrook. In lieu of flowers memorials in Emerise’s name may be made to St. Jude Children Hospital


  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, May 30, 2018
  • Burial Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Emerise E Anchors

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Kenneth Hart

May 29, 2018

The one memory that stands out to me the most is that every time I saw her no matter where it was, usually at a family function she always had her mother with her, taking her wherever she went and always taking care of her. Because her family meant everything to her. I was lucky enough to be friends with three of her children and the people that they have become shows me the outstanding upbringing that they had, she was a remarkable woman and will be greatly missed by all that knew her. My condolences to Wayne, Sharon, and Brenda three of her children that I consider life long friends and of course their families, RIP Mrs Anchors, a friend, Ken Hart