Margaret "Maggie" (Decato) Emmons, 72, passed suddenly at Concord Hospital on Thursday, July 26, 2012. Maggie was the daughter of Alfred and Lena Decato.
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Born in Franklin, Maggie was a lifelong resident of the state. She attended Concord High School, after which she worked at Sprague Electric Co. for many years. She then became the Youth Program Supervisor and ran a spirited aerobics class for the Concord YMCA. Following, she attended Houles Beauty Academy. Upon completion, she started her own successful business "Maggie's Shear Happiness." In 30 years of hairdressing, she developed a cherished clientele.
Maggie was a member of the N.H. Women's Golf Association, and for many years bowled on leagues at Boutwell's Bowling Center in Concord.
Maggie liked to snowshoe, kayak, play pool and go hiking. Frequent trips to Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun were always fun.
Maggie had a true passion for life, not to surpass her unconditional love for her family and friends. In the days before she left, she was blessed with being able spend quality time with her family, as well as playing golf with her friends.
She leaves behind her husband of 46 years, David V. Emmons; a sister, Arlene Klocek; a daughter, Tammy Cloutier and her husband, Scott; three sons, Richard Emmons and his girlfriend, Kim Stevenson, Mark Emmons, Todd Emmons and his wife, Anne; four Grandchildren, Scott Jr., Kevin and Jason Cloutier, and Mason Emmons; one great-granddaughter, Nora Cloutier; and her beloved dog "Sandy."
She is predeceased by her two brothers, Richard and Roger Decato, as well as her sister, Doris Berwick.
A celebration of her life will be held at the Beaver Meadow Golf Course, Banquet Room, 1 Beaver Meadow Drive in Concord from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in her memory be made to either the
, Manchester Center, VT 05255, or the McDonough Foundation, c/o Tinker Foy, 8 Pine Acres Road - Unit 818, Concord, N.H. 03301. Maggie supported both charities whole-heartedly.
Published in The Concord Monitor from July 29 to July 30, 2012