DETROIT – Richard K. Emery, 78, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Pittsfield. He was born Jan. 6, 1936, in Fort Fairfield, the son of the late Carl and Edna (White) Emery.
He graduated from Maine Central Institute with the class of 1954 and proudly served our country in the U.S. Army. Dick married Genevieve Gustin of Newport and together they raised their family. He was employed for 46 years at Irving Tanning in Hartland as a foreman. He was also employed as a deputy for the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department for many years. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He loved his cars, motorcycles, New England sports teams and politics. He enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s sporting games. He loved his family and his church and faithfully attended the Church of the Nazarene, both in Fairfield and Pittsfield. He will be lovingly missed and remembered.
He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Genevieve Emery of Detroit; his children, Tammy Lasselle of Pittsfield, Bryan K. Emery and his wife, Kristi, of Detroit, and Dirk C. Emery of Detroit; his grandchildren, Brandon Lasselle of Detroit, Alishia Lasselle of Hampden, Julie Lasselle of Pittsfield, Jacob Hunt of Houlton, Hannah Emery of Detroit, and Slade K. Emery of Detroit; sister-in-law, Margaret; brother-in-law, Marvin; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents; his brother, Durward Emery; and a sister, Carlene Milbury.
The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 16, at Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Ave., Pittsfield. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, March 17, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Eric Larsen officiating. A gathering will follow the service at the funeral home. Care has been provided by the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield. To leave a message of kindness for the family, please visit www.shoreynichols.com.