HARTLAND - Ina M. Emery, 82, died April 23, 2012, at a Pittsfield hospital. She was born July 4, 1929, in Fairfield Center, a daughter of Lewis and Florence (Ronco) Ouilette Sr. She graduated from Skowhegan High School, class of 1947. Ina married Harlan Emery May 27, 1960. She was employed as a bookkeeper for several area businesses in Skowhegan and Hartland, retiring in 1980 due to ill health. In the 1970s she was an active member on the board of directors for Scott-Webb Hospital and Waterville Osteopathic Hospital. Ina enjoyed bird watching, going to the family cottage in Northeast Cove, wintering in Florida in their motor home, bingo, cribbage, slots, and being a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Harlan of Hartland; three children, Linda Bourgoine and her fiance, Ralph Brewer, of Island Falls, Diana Russell, and Timothy Emery and his fiancee, Cheryl Harris, all of Hartland; a brother, Lewis Ouilette Jr. and wife, Katie, of East Madison; a sister, Elene Higgins and husband, George, of Hartland; nine grandchildren, Cathy Austin, Cindy Annett, Darrin Dyer, Deanna Harris, Sarah Emery, Makayla Emery, Summer Emery, Sierra Harris and Brendan Donaldson; nine great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins; two sisters-in-law, Norma and Hilda Nutter; and brother-in-law, Clyde and his wife, Jeanette Emery, all of Hartland. Graveside committal services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, May 4, at Pine Grove Cemetery. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Memorial donations may be made to Shrine Hospital Burn Center, care of Anah Shrine, P.O. Box 735, Bangor, ME 04402. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
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Published in BDN Maine on April 25, 2012