SOUTHBURY — Mrs. Eileen “Sully” (Sullivan) Emison, of Southbury, passed away in the company of her loving children on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 at Pomperaug Woods, Southbury. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, James H. Emison in 2008.
She was born on Nov. 10, 1923 in Yonkers, N.Y., the daughter of Alfred A. Sullivan and Clara (Kennepohl) Sullivan. Eileen graduated from Julienne High School in Dayton, Ohio, and DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind., where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She was a longtime resident of Middlebury, after relocating several times in earlier years in connection with her husband’s career with UniRoyal. She was a longtime parishioner of St. John of the Cross Catholic Church in Middlebury. A homemaker and community volunteer, she served on the Board of the Waterbury Girls’ Club, the Elisha Leavenworth Foundation, Middlebury Republican Town Committee, the Middlebury Water Pollution Control Commission, Mattatuck Museum Women’s Committee, and volunteered for many years as a Girl Scout leader and at the Middlebury Library. She was a member of Highfield Club.
Eileen is survived by her sons and daughter, James Emison (Kathy), of Birmingham, Ala., David Emison (Betty) of Lakewood Ranch, Fla., Mark Emison of Danbury and Susan Emison of Waterbury; as well as four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two nieces and two nephews.
The family expresses deep appreciation for the loving care provided by the staff of Pomperaug Woods and Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut.
A celebration of life and private burial arrangements in Lake Elise Cemetery, Middlebury are being arranged and will be announced at a later date. There are no calling hours. The Alderson Funeral Home of Naugatuck, 201 Meadow St. is assisting the family with the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Ability Beyond Disability, 4 Berkshire Blvd, Bethel, CT 06801, or the Connecticut Community Foundation, James and Eileen Emison Fund, 48 Field St., Waterbury, CT 06702.
For further information or to send an online condolence, visit www.aldersonfuneralhomes.com.