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Owen W. Mickey Emery Jr.

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Owen W. Mickey Emery Jr., 64, of Bellingham, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010 at Milford Regional Medical Center. He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth A.B. Liz Emery for 18 years. Born in Milford on Oct. 29, 1946, he was the son of Owen W. Sr. and Nancy (Haughey) Emery of Franklin. A resident of Bellingham for the past 10 years, Mickey grew up in Franklin, graduated from Franklin High School in 1965 and later graduated from Dean College in 1981. Mickey proudly served in the Army for three years during the Vietnam War and attained the rank of Specialist 4. He received the National Defense Service Medal, two Overseas Bars, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal with 4 Bronze Service Stars. Before retiring due to illness, Mickey worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 30 years. He also always worked for his father in the family business at the Bo Peep Market in Millis. Mickey was an active member of the Bellingham VFW Post #7272 and the Vietnam Veterans of America Chap. #818 in Rhode Island. He was a charter member and 1st Commander of the D.A.V. Chap. #5 in Wrentham, a member of the Franklin Lodge of Elks #2136, the American Legion Post # 75 in Franklin and was a member and past president of the Franklin Lions Club. Mickey was also a member of the NRA and was a certified firearms instructor and was also an avid pool player. Besides his wife and parents, he is survived by three children, Jerri Lucia Wilson of Colorado Springs, Colo., Timothy Buskirk and his wife Selina of Douglas and Caroline Buskirk of Bellingham and eight grandchildren, Sarah, Tyler, Kayleigh, Lyndsey, Kellsey, Erin, Travis and Jeremiah. He is also survived by his sister Denise DeLucia and her husband Jack of Attleboro, two nephews John and Jeffrey, a niece Kami and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Relatives and friends were invited to attend his funeral on Friday, Nov. 12 from the Ginley Funeral Home of Franklin, 131 Main St. (www.ginleyfuneralhomes.com) at 9:15 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass at St. Marys Church in Franklin at 10 a.m. Calling hours were held on Thursday from 3 | 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mickeys memory to the Vietnam Veterans of America Chap. #818 c/o Fr. Phil Salois, 101 Walker St. Apt. B5, Newtonville, MA 02460-1536.

Published in The Country Gazette from Nov. 10 to Nov. 17, 2010
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