L. Emerson, 81, Rome, formerly of Watertown, died Friday,
Dec. 14, at Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse.
Calling hours will be held 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at
Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., 214 Sterling St., Watertown.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21,
at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Watertown. Burial
will follow in Dexter Cemetery.
Born June 13, 1931, in Fort Covington, a daughter of Antoine
and Ida Bodway Castagnier, her family moved to Watertown and
she graduated from Immaculate Heart Academy.
She married Richard F. Emerson on Aug. 4, 1957, at Our Lady
of the Sacred Heart Church with Rev. Benoit Dostie
Mes. Emerson had been a clerk and an accountant for both the
Agricultural Insurance Co. and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, both
in Watertown. The couple moved to Rome in 1999.
She was a communicant of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Rome
and a former communicant of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart
Church in Watertown.
Eloise was an avid reader, and she enjoyed golfing and
Besides her husband, Richard, she is survived by her son and
his wife, Mark R. and Karen Emerson, Watertown; her three
daughters, Jacqueline E. and Timi Gamble, Rome, Amy J. and
Riley Blakley, Johnstown, and Sarah I. Eastup, Rome; nine
grandchildren; her brother and his wife, John R.
"Jack" and "Sally" Cascanette, Myrtle
Beach, S.C.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and
She was predeceased by her daughter, Lisa M. French, October
5, 2008, one grandchild, two brothers, Ernest Castagnier and
Francis Castagnier, and four sisters, Eva M. Shannon, Agnes
I. Jones, Ruby Mainville, and Albena Krupcale.
Contributions in her name may be made to Habitat for
Humanity, 1 Paddock Arcade, Watetown, NY 13601.
Condolences to the family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.
Information provided by Cummings
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