Celestine “Sally” Emerson of Port Jervis, NY, entered into rest on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. She was 102.
The daughter of the late Edward & Catherine McCarthy Furlong, she was born on January 2, 1919 in Jersey City, NJ.
She is survived by 5 children; son, Brian Emerson of New Braunsfels, TX; son, Geoffrey Emerson of Washingtonville, NY; daughter, Margaret Smyth of Sugar Loaf, NY; daughter, Lorraine Dente of Freehold, NJ and Susan Kazmar of Port Jervis, NY; 21 Grandchildren; 15 Great Grandchildren and 4 Great Great Grandchildren.
She is predeceased by her husband John E. Emerson; daughter, Gail Caggiano; 2 sons, Ray & John “Jack” Emerson.
Mom, Momma, Sally, Nana, Grandma Sally are some of the endearing names called out to her over the many years we were blessed to have her in our lives. Mom was a previous member of the Sweet Adelines Quartet in the Hudson Valley and loved to sing and dance. She loved her family and we loved her. We are proud to say we were able to take turns keeping her in our care and our homes. She will continue to live on in all our hearts and as Mom would say, “Love you, Love you, Love you!!!”.
Funeral Mass will be held 10AM Saturday, January 9th at St. Joseph Church, 20 Glenmere Ave., Florida, NY 10921.
Burial will be in St. Joseph Church, Florida, NY.
Due to COVID 19 restrictions and guidelines set forth from the state face coverings are required and the number of visitors allowed in the church are limited so we ask that those that may have to wait to enter please follow social distancing guidelines.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.
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