Bessie W. (Fowler) Emery


Bessie W. (Fowler) Emery, 89, a retired United States Army Veteran , of Riverside, RI passed away on May 20, 2017. She was the wife of the late John E. Emery I who was a retired United States Army veteran from Houlton, ME.

She was born in Seekonk, MA on June 22, 1927., a daughter of the late Alvah A.K. Fowler Sr. and the late Mildred E. Fowler (Simmons). Bessie was a life member of the American legion and Auxiliary. She was devoted to her family and Veterans and was always there to help them. She worked at the VA Hospital in Providence, RI until she retired.

She was the sister of B. Thelma (Fowler) Brayton and Alvah A.K. Fowler Jr. and the late Ralph Fowler. She had four children; Frank B Emery II, and his wife Brenda M. (Ribeiro), Bettie J (Emery) Pires and her husband, Frank Pires III, Nancy Emery and John Emery II. She had seven grandchildren: Racheal, James, Sara, Adam, Jessica, Frank Pires IV and Nicole J. Pires. She had several great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Donations can be made in memory of Bessie to the Rhode Island Veterans Home, 480 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 02908. Visiting hours will be Friday May 26, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. in the Smith-Mason funeral home 398 Willett Ave Riverside, RI 02915. Burial will be in Springvale Cemetery Rumford, RI with full military honors.


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