1942 – 2015

TURNER — Claire J. Emery, 73, of 639 County Road, Turner, died at home Tuesday, April 7, following a long battle with cancer, surrounded by family.

She was born in Lewiston on Feb. 19, 1942, to Arthur and Alice Foley-Lemire of Lewiston. She graduated from St. Mary’s School, and married Lee Emery in June 1961 in Lewiston.

She worked in many shoe shops, including Shapiro Brothers and Eastland Shoe. After her work at the shoe shops, she joined Central Maine Medical Center and worked in environmental services until her retirement.

She loved her many cats that she had in her lifetime, always adopting a new one when they passed away.

She enjoyed cooking, gardening, bird-watching, cats and word puzzles, but her biggest joy was spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Lee; her son, Richard, of Cumberland; her brother-in-law, Steve Moore and his wife, Jean Moore; many cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews; and many, many friends.

She was predeceased by her parents; and siblings, Joseph, Rita, Jane, and Paul.

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