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“We offer our sincere condolences in this time of deep mourning. Janet was a member of our Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and will be missed...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Phyllis Mayville,Sec'y, OES

“I always enjoyed visiting with Janet when she came to get her hair done. She was a very sweet lady. Terri at Junction Hair ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“Always will remember our trip to the Stowe Craft Show every fall. Rest in Peace, Janet ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Janet & Jack Maguire - Waltham, MA

“Kitty, David and family, I'm so sorry for your loss and sending love, prayer and hugs to you xo ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Kristen Kaz - Danbury, CT

“Her struggles are now over; may she rest in peace. With deepest sympathy, Bev. Collins ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Bev Collins - Fairfield, VT

“Our sincere condolences to all of Janet's family and friends. She was a special lady and wonderful neighbor, and she will be greatly missed. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Mike and Tracy French - Essex, VT

“To all of Janet's children and families ,please accept my condolences on her passing. Janet and I shared many special times at Lake Buick, over our...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Gary Shepard - So. Burlington, VT

“Our deepest sympathy. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Steven and Carol Palmer, Hinesburg ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“She was one of gods greatest creations she was loved and treasured we will miss her she will live in our hearts forever. Love you mom ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Ron and Debbie Perreault - VT

“I pray that God will bless all of you with many angels of love and comfort. God has promised to comfort us in our time of grief. "Blessed are...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Tracy Tripp - williston, VT

“Dear Janet was a very special member of our family although we were not related....we had so many wonderful times together...we will miss her so...Read More »
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Janet Ann (Stevens) Emerson, of Essex, died Sunday morning, July 23rd, at McClure Miller VNA Respite House after a lengthy illness. She was 85. Born and raised in Proctor VT, she was the daughter of the late Wright Walker Stevens and Mildred C. (Smith) Stevens. On June 7, 1952, in Proctor, Janet became the loving wife of the late James Lawton Emerson for 44 years. She had retired as a vice president and treasurer at the former Lake Buick in So. Burlington and had worked prior at Benoit Motors in St. Albans. Janet was a member of Saint James Episcopal Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. She had been active with the Essex Senior Center. She enjoyed knitting, playing bingo every tuesday, gardening and cooking for her family. She also enjoyed music and playing her organ. In her later years, Janet enjoyed spending time with her special friend Don of Barre. Janet was surrounded by so many wonderful friends and neighbors who loved her and kept a watchful eye on her. Her family will be forever grateful for their support and kindness. Our heartfelt thanks also to the team at the McClure Miller VNA Respite house who so lovingly cared for Our Mother in her final weeks. Surviving are her sons, Michael L. Emerson and wife Leslie of Sheldon, David B. Emerson and wife Kitty of Westford and Dennis W. Emerson of Essex; her daughters, Linda A. Maguire and husband Thomas of Essex and Tara L. Kurr and husband Ron of Auburn, NH; grandchildren, Jennie Lee and husband Mike, Michael Emerson, Samantha Emerson, David Emerson, Jr. and wife Caitlin, Matt Emerson, Caitlin Emerson and fiancée Ben Miller, Chelsea Emerson, Sean and Kevin Maguire and Devan and Logan Kurr; 9 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Marlene Emerson of Essex and brother-in-law Bob Emerson and wife Carole of W. Yarmouth and many nieces and nephews. Janet was predeceased by brothers Bob, Bud, David Stevens. Calling hours will be held on Thursday July 27th at Ready Funeral and Cremation Service's Mountain View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Drive, Essex from 4-7 p.m. Funeral Service will be celebrated at the Funeral Home on Friday, July 28th at 10:00 am. Interment will be held at Saint Albans Bay Cemetery immediately following. Those who wish may make donations in Janet's memory to McClure Miller VNA Respite House, 3113 Roosevelt Hwy. Colchester, VT 04546.

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