Jeannette L. (Lacasse) Emerson, 87, of Pleasant Street, Attleboro; formerly of Christopher Heights, South Main Street, Attleboro and a longtime North Attleboro resident, went home to be with her loving Lord on Monday, November 30, 2009 in the presence of her beloved family at the Golden Living Center – Garden Place, Attleboro. She was the cherished wife of the late Raymond E. Emerson, Sr. who joined his Heavenly Father on July 7, 1988.
Born in North Attleboro, Massachusetts on December 9, 1921, she was a daughter of the late Aimie and Regina (Precourt) Lacasse. She was raised, educated and resided in North Attleboro for most of her life and was a 1940 graduate of North Attleboro High School. She later attended Kenyon Business School in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
A dedicated homemaker to her husband and children, Mrs. Emerson worked as a typist from her home having been employed by the John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company. Later she worked as a stenographer for the former Foxboro Company and retired in 1980 from the Bureau of Intelligence, a private detective agency, in North Attleboro.
She became a Christian in 1986 and joined the Plainville Baptist Church where she worshipped for more than 20 years.
Mrs. Emerson leaves a legacy to her children and grandchildren as the “family matriarch”.
For decades she was involved in providing assistance and guidance to individuals seeking recovery and was the founder of Al-Anon meetings in the North Attleboro community.
She served as the first non-alcoholic member of the Board of Directors of the R. J. Wilson House in Rhode Island.
Mrs. Emerson leaves eight children: Sheila A. Emerson of Beverly Hills, Michigan; Karen J. Leger of Centerville; Patricia Whitis of North Attleboro; Janet Groth of Faison, North Carolina; Rob Emerson of Attleboro; Doug Emerson of Edwardsville, Illinois; Ray “Buddy” Emerson, Jr. of Cumberland, Rhode Island and Kevin Emerson of South Attleboro; 19 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; a sister: Elaine Condon of North Attleboro; a brother: Donald Lacasse of North Attleboro; many nieces and nephews and numerous cousins.
She was the mother of the late Nancy Audette who died in 1996 and Susan E. Dion who died in 2001. She was the sister of the late Norman Lacasse who died in 1997.
Family and friends are cordially invited to attend visitation on Thursday, December 3, 2009 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM in the “Memorial Chapel” of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home – the national historic Colonel Obed Robinson House, 161 Commonwealth Avenue (exit 5 off I-95 N or S, go right at end of ramp, ¾ mile on left), Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro.
Those in need of a local ride to visitation may simply call the funeral home at (508) 695-0200 to make an advance reservation for such gratis transportation.
Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend a Funeral Service in Celebration of Her Life on Friday, December 4, 2009 at 10:00 AM in the “Memorial Chapel” of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home – the national historic Colonel Obed Robinson House, 161 Commonwealth Avenue (exit 5 off I-95 N or S, go right at end of ramp, ¾ mile on left), Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro with the Rev. David Meunier, Senior Pastor and Rev. Thomas Bonifield, Former Pastor, of the Plainville Baptist Church, Plainville, co-officiating.
Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, North Attleboro.
Following cemetery services an invitation will be extended to join the family for a time of continued fellowship and refreshments at a location to be announced.
Children’s room available during visitation and the funeral service.
Please do not send flowers. Memorial donations in Mrs. Emerson’s name may be made to Dyer-Lake Charitable Foundation, Inc., a registered 501 (c) (3) organization, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, North Attleboro, MA 02760 to benefit the Plainville Baptist Church or bring a non-perishable food item to visitation or the funeral service as part of the “Meals of Hope” campaign to benefit local families during the holiday season.
For additional information or to send the family a written expression of sympathy, please visit an online register book at www.dyer-lakefuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro.