Reading, MA — Joyce M. (Gray) Emero, 76, of Reading, formerly of Gloucester, passed away on Monday, October 14, 2013, at her home.
Born in Brooklin, Maine, Joyce was the daughter of the late Albert B. and Margaret (Campbell) Gray.
Joyce was an avid bowler, and she loved playing pool where she won many awards. She was a Women's Class C Champion golfer at Bass Rocks Golf Club in Gloucester. Joyce spent her summers in Kennebunkport, Maine, for many years, walking Goose Rocks Beach and local preserves with her husband. She enjoyed coloring Easter eggs, carving pumpkins and all other holidays with her family and grandchildren. Joyce treasured time with her sisters, she enjoyed hosting them and shopping with them. She graduated from Morse High School, Class of 1953. While a student, Joyce worked at Rock Gardens Inn in Sebasco Estates, Maine.
Joyce was the beloved wife of 57 years to Roland F. Emero. She was the devoted mother of Michael F. Emero and his wife, Dianne, of Virginia, Mark T. Emero and his wife, Nancy, of Wakefield, Bruce D. Emero of Texas, Brian D. Emero and his wife, Mary Kay, of Chelmsford, and David R. Emero and his wife, Elizabeth, of New Jersey. Joyce was the cherished grandmother of 10, and loving great-grandmother of three. She was the dear sister of Ruth Lewis and her husband, Harry, of Maine, Anne Carter and her late husband, Joel, of New Hampshire, Jane Gower and her husband, Gibb, of Maine, David Gray and his wife, Debra, of Maine; and the late Francis, Albert, Robert, and Edward Gray. She was the sister-in-law of Gloria Gray and Beverly Gray.
ARRANGEMENTS: A Funeral Service celebrating Joyce’s life will be held on Friday at 10 a.m., in the Chapel of the Doherty–Barile Family Funeral Home, 11 Linden St. Reading. Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share remembrances with the family on Thursday, October 17, from 4 to 7p.m., in the funeral home. Parking attendants and handicapped entrance are available. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Gloucester.
Please honor Joyce by making donations in her memory to Peter Sanborn Place, 50 Bay State Rd., Reading, MA 01867.
For directions, or to send a memorial condolence www.barilefuneral.com, or www.facebook.com/BarileFamilyFuneralHome.