Mary Irene (Ringer) Emerson

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Mary I. Emerson

FALMOUTH - Mary Irene (Ringer) Emerson, 97, of Falmouth, ME and Jupiter, FL died Thursday, February 27, 2014, in Falmouth. She was born December 9, 1916, in Laconia, NH, the daughter of Henry Ernest and Marie Louise (Desmarais) Ringer. After graduation from Laconia High School in 1934, Mary worked in Boston. She married Leslie Emerson in September 1940.

Leslie was a Chevrolet dealer in Somersworth, NH, and in Lewiston and Auburn, ME where he owned Emerson Chevrolet; Mary served as treasurer. After his death in 1995, Mary moved from Auburn to Falmouth. She served on the board of the Lewiston-Auburn YWCA and was a member of Jonathan's Landing Country Club in Jupiter, the Palm Beach Literary Society, the Portland Country Club and the Cumberland Club.

She is survived by her children, Elizabeth E. Bradley of Georgetown, ME, Leslie M. Emerson Jr. of Yarmouth, Margaret E. Foorman of Winnetka, IL, John T. Emerson of Lewiston and James C. Emerson of Auburn. She is also survived by twelve grandchildren, six great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial honoring Mary's life will be celebrated Tuesday March 4 at 10 a.m. at Holy Martyrs Church, 266 Foreside Rd., Falmouth, Maine. Graveside committal prayers will be held later in the Spring at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Auburn, Maine.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Mary's memory may be made to The Wayfinder Schools, PO Box 85, New Gloucester, ME 04260 or online at

Family and friends are invited to visit Monday 2-4 & 7-9PM at the Pinette & Lynch Funeral Home, 305 Alfred Plourde Parkway, Lewiston, Maine, (207) 784-4023.

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Pinette Dillingham & Lynch Funeral Home & Cremation Services
305 Alfred Plourde Parkway
Lewiston, ME 04240
(207) 784-4023
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Published in Fosters from Mar. 2 to Mar. 5, 2014