1923 – 2018
Dayville – R. Elaine (Manemann) Emerson, 94, formerly of Seely-Brown Village in Pomfret and Stonington, CT, passed away on Monday, August 27, 2018 in Westview Nursing Home. Elaine was born in Willimantic, CT and was the daughter of the late Edward and Marguerite (Jones) Manemann. She was predeceased by her former husband, the late William C. Emerson Sr. and an infant daughter Leslie Emerson.
Elaine was a graduate of Windham High School. She was employed as a desk clerk for Flagship Hotel and Suites and worked for Monsanto and American Velvet Company as an inspector. She was also employed by Pratt and Whitney as a foreman secretary. She enjoyed reading, traveling and going on bus trips.
Elaine is survived by her two sons, William C. Emerson Jr. and his wife Maryann of Dudley, MA, and Mark Emerson and his wife Cindy of Norman, OK; her daughter, Lynn (Emerson) Gorbski; seven grandchildren, Kelly, Katy, David, Courtney, Kyle, Heather and Ryan; and three great-grandchildren, Brady, Cooper and Juniper. She was predeceased by her brother, the late Edward Manemann and her sister Lorna (Manemann) McDonald.
The Emerson family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Westview Healthcare for the care and compassion that was shown to Elaine during her time there.
Services are private and have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory 104 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260. For memorial guestbook, please visit www.GilmanandValade.com.