2014-07-25 / Obituaries

Judith Emery

Judith Newton Emery, of Cape Porpoise, died July 11, 2014 following a brave and gracious fight with metastasized breast cancer. Born Jan. 14, 1936 in Bellows Falls, Vermont, she was the youngest child of Bernice Hatch Newton and Paul Newton. Along with brothers David and Haven, she learned to love the frugalities and joys of upcountry small farm life. Early on she attended a oneroom schoolhouse, which she reached by horseback. She developed a passion for cooking and sewing from her grandmother Nina Hatch, which led to a BA in home economics from the University of Vermont and a lifelong love of feeding family and friends. On Sept. 27, 1958 she married David Jackson Emery of Wayland, Massachusetts. Over their 55- plus years together they created loving homes, first in Sudbury Massachusetts, then in Chittenden and Wallingford, Vermont, before finally settling in Cape Porpoise.

Always with a love of music, Judy played coronet in her high school marching band and sang in church choirs throughout her life. She also loved the outdoors including gardening, sailing, camping, hiking and skiing, as well as traveling the United States, Europe and Africa and coastal cruising Down East and in the Bahamian and Caribbean islands. A member of The League of Women Voters, throughout her life she was very involved in nonprofits focused on serving others, and was always active in church and church choir.

Judy, whose love of life was giving and sharing with others, will be greatly missed by everyone who loved her including David, her best friend and husband of 55 years; their daughter Beth Emery Horan and her husband Steve of Franconia, New Hampshire; their son Dwight Emery and his wife Marin of Byfield, Massachusetts; her grandchildren Travis and Tucker Horan, and Hayley and Charlotte Emery; her brothers David and Haven Newton and her many friends and extended family members.

For those inclined to make a donation in her name, please consider a breast cancer charity, the oncology clinics of Mercy Hospital (Portland) and Dana Farber Hospital (Boston), or the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House (Scarborough).

Judy’s life will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday July 26, 2014 at The Church on the Cape in Cape Porpoise.

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