PITTSFIELD – Ann L. Emerson, 80, of Pittsfield, passed away Friday, November 19, 2021 at the Granite VNA Hospice House with her family by her side.
Born on October 8, 1941 in Pittston, PA, she was the daughter the late Mary Ann (Vincent) Kelley.
Community involvement started from a young age for Ann. There was no job too big or too hard to handle. She began her public servant’s career as a Correctional Officer for the NH Department of Corrections. She went on to work for many years as an EMT/Ambulance Attendant with the Barnstead Fire and Rescue as well as a member of the Pittsfield Fire Department for over 35 years. She offered her services as matron with the Pittsfield Police Department and her career continued to flourish as she was appointed an officer with the Chichester Police Department, working her way to the rank of Lieutenant and finally as Police Chief from 1988 until 2001. After years of “being in charge” and serving others, she turned in her badge(s) and spent her evenings stocking shelves at Walmart for many years until her second retirement. Ann had a love for animals which was evident in her many years as a volunteer with Pope Memorial SPCA in Concord. She was a collector of many things and an avid Manchester Monarchs Fan and season ticket holder.
Besides her mother, she was predeceased by her husband Herbert Emerson in 2017, her brother, Ernest Incitti, grandson, Edward “Little E” Emerson Johnson and granddaughter, Jennifer Johnson.
She is survived by her daughters, Catherine Emerson and her partner Webb Goodwin, Lori Johnson and her partner Jeffrey Foisy. She was fondly known as Mammy to her grandchildren, Kelli Herrick and her husband Gregory, Aaron Counter, Tyler Counter, Thomas Johnson, Jr. and girlfriend Pietra; and her great grandchildren, Leah St. John, Michael Counter, Ethan Herrick, Ainsley Herrick and Liliana Counter. She is also survived by her extended loving family in Pennsylvania and the Virginia area. She also leaves behind her close companion Bella aka Sassy Pants.
Calling Hours will be held on Saturday, November 27th from 12 to 2 P.M. in the Still Oaks Funeral & Memorial Home, 1217 Suncook Valley Highway, Epsom. A brief service will be held beginning at 2PM in the funeral home. Those that are unable to join us in person are welcome to view her service remotely by visiting https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/1253575526 For those wishing to join the family, an interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Barnstead. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Pope Memorial SPCA, 94 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH 03301. To share a memory or offer condolences please visit www.stilloaks.com
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Pope Memorial SPCA
94 Silk Farm Road, Concord NH 03301