Donald Emery
Died: May 18, 2013
Donald Francis Emery, 86, died on May 18 after a long illness.
Donald was born on January 19, 1927 in New York, New York, son of the late Clarence and Emily Emery. After graduating from Bronxville High School, Donald served in the United States Navy, and then worked for General Electric as an appliance service technician until he retired to pursue his hobbies. Among his many interests, Donald enjoyed fast cars, boating, photography, travel, listening to music, and playing drums, trumpet and keyboard.
Donald was predeceased by his wife, Anne (Ovittore) Emery, and his brother, Clarence Emery Jr. He is survived by his children Donald Emery Jr. of Mohegan Lake, New York, Patricia Emery of Berwyn, Illinois, Stephanie Emery Funigiello of Fishkill, New York, and William (Kathryn) Emery of Enfield, Connecticut; grandchildren Dawn (Lou) Mastro, Donald (Jane) Emery III, Nicole (Paul) Califano, Joseph Bruno, and Erica Funigiello; and great-grandchildren Aiden, Camryn and Reese Emery, and Gianna and Vincent Mastro. He is also survived by his brother Richard Emery of North Carolina, and several nieces and nephews.
The family is grateful for the support and kindness of Donald’s neighbors and the staff at Cortlandt Healthcare.
Calling hours will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, May 20 at the Heritage Funeral Home, 35 Morrissey Drive, Putnam Valley, New York. A private memorial service and burial will be held on May 21 at Rose Hills Cemetery, Putnam Valley.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Donald’s memory to the American Lung Association (
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