Donald W. Emery

Published on Friday, 1 July 2022 15:14


Donald W. Emery, 95, of Searsport, ME passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. He was born on Nov. 18, 1926 in Hartford, son of Donald W. Emery Sr. and Beatrice A. (Parsons) Emery. Donald graduated from Berlin High School in Berlin at the age of 17, and enlisted with the U.S. Navy. He served aboard the USS Hancock CV-19 from 1944 to 1946 as an Aviation Ordinance man in the South Pacific during WWII. He continued his service in the Navy Reserves until 1954.


He married his high school sweetheart, Charlotte L. Pickett in 1948 and settled in Plainville. There he owned and operated Emery’s Marine and Gun Shop for 30 years. He was a proud life member of the USS Hancock CV/CVA 19 Association, the Plainville Congregational Church and the High Street Congregational Church. He was a 50-year member of the Freemasons, Frederick Franklin Lodge #14, Plainville. Don’s favorite pastimes included fishing, hunting and repairing a variety of things for the community. He was both innovative and resourceful. Whether as a husband, a father or as a friend, Don was quick to lend a hand, offer a smile, or engage in meaningful conversation. He was a thoughtful, hard-working man who enjoyed life’s blessings and he will be missed by all who knew him.


Don was predeceased by Charlotte L. (Pickett) Emery, his first wife of 46 years and his second wife, Gweneth (Smith) Emery, Newport, ME, of 20 years. He is survived by his son David Emery and wife Carol, Colchester, daughter Elaine Morse and husband Timothy, Searsport, ME. Sisters Elizabeth Schultz, TX and Dorothy Hardeman, FL, two grandsons, three great-grandsons, several nieces and nephews, a loving cousin and three step-children and their families.


A service of remembrance was held on Monday, June 27 at the High Street Congregational Church, 24 High Street, Newport, ME 04953. Private graveside services will be held at a later date.  Friends who wish may make memorial donations in Donald’s name to the High Street Congregational Church 24 High Street Newport. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Brown Funeral Home 34 High St. Newport, Maine. To sign an online guest book and leave written condolences, please visit: .


Posted in New Britain Herald, on Friday, 1 July 2022 15:14. Updated: Friday, 1 July 2022 15:17.