BANGOR AND DOVER FOXCROFT - Sean P. Emery, 47, passed away August 31, 2014 at his home in Bangor. Over the years, Sean had several serious illnesses and a serious auto accident. He fought each time without complaining. In spite of his determination to get healthy, this time his heart gave out and he passed away peacefully with his family at home with him. Sean was born July 29, 1967, in Bangor, the son of Sharon (Sweetser) Emery and Jerry E. Emery.
Sean lived in Dover-Foxcroft until after his junior year at Foxcroft Academy, then moved to Bangor and graduated from Bangor High School, Class of 1986. Sean's most recent employment was with the Penobscot Sheriff's Department for 23 years working in corrections and later support services with the rank of Sgt. While there he served two terms as President of the local AFSCME Union. Sean also was a member of the Blue Knights, ME. I Chapter Motorcycle Club and served as President 1999-2005. He served on the Board of Directors for the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter and volunteered there as well as many other organizations.
Family was very important to Sean. He was so proud of his children. His granddaughter, Olivia was the light of his life. Sean was interested in history, genealogy and loved to travel. Ireland was one of his favorite places. Sean was always ready with a helping hand to those in need without even being asked. He was a good, kind, honest man with a good sense of humor. We will remember him with love and a smile. Sean was predeceased by his half brother, Charles "Chuck" Emery; grandparents, Colby Emery, Hazel Stanchfield, Stan Sweetser; step grandparents, Phyllis Crommett, Omar Stanchfield; great-grandparents, Hazen and Gladys Sweetser, Nana Christina Butler, Ernest and Edith (Kirkpatrick) Bryant; aunt, Audrey Edgerly; brother-in-law, Tom Foley. Surviving in addition to his parents, are his wife of 26 years, Robin (Foley) Emery; daughter, Meagan (Emery) Sandstrom and her husband, Charles "Chuck" Sandstrom; son, Johnathan C. Emery; granddaughter, Olivia L. Sandstrom; grandmother, Althea Emery; Aunts, Glenice Snyder, Sharon Stevens, Kristy Emery, Bari Reali; uncle, Harold "Buddy" Stanchfield; stepmother, Darlene Emery; stepsister, Tina Green; half sister, Renee Emery; several nieces, nephews and cousins; father and mother-in-law, Richard and Patricia Foley; sister-in-law, Laurie Foley and her partner, Kelly McLaughlin. Last but not least, Sean's beloved Pug, Charlie who was his constant companion, and his co-pilot on many road trips.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. Graveside services will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Bangor. The family invites relatives and friends to join them for an Irish Traditional Celebration of Life for Sean at Seasons Banquet Hall, 427 Main St. Bangor. Refreshments, Gaelic music and above all lets raise a toast to Sean Philip Emery. Gifts in memory of Sean may be sent to a charity of ones choice. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.