Richard H. Emerson, 92, of Main Street in Wells River died Monday, December 7, 2020 at his home.
He was born May 24, 1928 in Newbury, VT the son of Harold and Katherine (White) Emerson. He attended schools in Newbury and East Corinth, VT.
On October 25, 1952 in Newbury, VT he married Royal Highness Wheelock who predeceased him. After their marriage they lived in Corinth, VT.
On January 7, 1953 he entered the US Army and was honorably discharged December 14, 1954.
Mr. Emerson first worked for D. C. McLam Sawmill in East Corinth, and later transferred to the D. C. McLam Lumber yard in Bradford, where he worked for 28 years, becoming store manager. He was later employed at Gove & Morrill Hardware in Bradford, Conval Lumber in Ely, VT and Newman Lumber in Woodsville, NH.
He was a member of the American Legion Post #20 of Bradford, VT.
Survivors include a son, Stewart (Barbara) Emerson of Woodsville, NH, two daughters, Debra (William) Carbee of North Haverhill, NH and Barbara Hatch of North Haverhill, NH , 9 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, a brother, Lawrence (Naomi) Emerson of Greenfield, MA, a sister, Christina Jacobs of Bondsville, MA, and many nieces and nephews. Richard is also survived by many special friends, Fred Spooner, Wendy Doane, and his little friend, Abby Tellier.
He was predeceased by sisters, Mildred Clifford, Irene Bushaw, Ivis Peterson and Beverly Tucker, and brothers, Alfred Emerson, and Earl Emerson.
Private graveside funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Burial will be in the New Cemetery in East Corinth, VT. Arrangements are by Hale Funeral Home in Bradford, VT.
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