ROCHESTER, N.H. — Ann Marie Emmi-Hardy, 66, passed away Monday, March 5, at Colonial Hill Center in Rochester, N.H., after a courageous battle with ALS.

Born April 13, 1951, she was the daughter of Anthony and Adrienne Emmi. She attended local schools in Lewiston and graduated from Lewiston High School in 1969.

Ann worked for 36 years in retail including the Value House/Service Merchandise and Fashion Bug in Auburn, moving to Farmington, N.H., in 1991. Ann loved jewelry and worked at Jewelry Creations in Dover, N.H., for a few years and returned to work for Fashion Bug in Somersworth, N.H. In 2008 she had a career change and became a driver and school bus monitor for Provider Enterprises until her illness forced her to retire in 2014. Ann had a passion for history and was the past president and vice president of the Farmington Historical Society.

Ann touched everyone she met with her infectious smile, laughter and kind words. Ann loved and cared for many animals over the years, particularly homeless ones, adopting several cats and rescue greyhounds. Ann enjoyed gardening, walking and her jobs with her favorite quote being, “It is what it is.”

Ann is survived by her husband, Bruce L. Hardy, of Farmington, N.H., two brothers, Marc A. Emmi and his wife, Karen of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Michael “Nino” Emmi and his wife, Kathy-Rae of Lewiston, three nieces, Megan Emmi and Justin Bouse of Sullivan, Mo., Nina Emmi and her husband, Anthony Timberman of Auburn and Mary Emmi of Brooklyn, N.Y., two grand-nieces, Julie and Jenna Bouse and many cousins, including Lucille Pomerleau of Lewiston who was like a sister to Ann.

Ann was predeceased by her mother, Adrienne, in 2004 and her father, Anthony, on June 30, 2017.

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