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Courtenay Lamb Emerson

Died: Fri., May 16, 2014

Funeral Service


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Mon., May 19, 2014
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Mon., May 19, 2014
Location: Bridgewater Funeral Home

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Neshanic Station - Courtenay Lamb Emerson, 89, died at home on Friday, May 16, 2014, surrounded by her family.  Daughter of the late William Courtenay Lamb and Mary Holmes Lamb, Courtenay was born on December 11, 1924, in Brooklyn, New York, and lived in Hackensack, New Jersey, for 65 years before moving to Neshanic Station in 1989.  She was employed as a Service Representative for the New Jersey Bell Telephone Company before starting her family.  Courtenay was a member of the Second Reformed Church of Hackensack, NJ, and the Three Bridges Reformed Church of Three Bridges, NJ, where she served as an Elder as well as a member of the Fellowship Commission.  Courtenay was, above all devoted to her family, first and foremost a loving wife, daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt.  She was affectionately known as Nana.  She especially enjoyed family vacations spent at Cape Cod and the Outer Banks.  Courtenay was a caring, loyal friend.  Her smile was magnetic, her heart was pure, and her faith was steadfast and unfaltering.  She is predeceased by her husband, Arthur Emerson, her parents, her sisters Isabel Amelander and Ruth Emerson, her granddaughter Katherine Gayeski, and grandson Michael Gayeski.  Courtenay is survived by her children, Ivarlee Mulligan and husband Thomas of Bridgewater, NJ; Courtenay Gayeski and husband Frank of Neshanic Station, NJ; Arthur Emerson and partner Melody Calvo of Glen Gardner, NJ; grandchildren Courtenay Higgins, Sean Mulligan, Ivor Mulligan, John Gayeski, Mary Volpe, William Gayeski, Christopher Gayeski, and Steven Emerson; 9 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 PM on Monday, May 19, 2014 at the Bridgewater Funeral Home, 707 East Main Street, Bridgewater, NJ 08807.  Departure for the funeral services in Hackensack will be 9:00 AM from the funeral home on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 followed by an 11:00 AM service at the Second Reformed Church, 435 Union Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601. Burial will follow at the George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the Second Reformed Church in Hackensack or Three Bridges Reformed Church, PO Box 235, 470 Main Street, Three Bridges, NJ  08887. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.bridgewaterfuneralhome.com.




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Keith Emerson
   Posted Sun May 18, 2014
There are many family memories of visiting with my Aunt Courtenay and Uncle Arthur: dinners at the table set for us kids on the porch, growing up to join the adults at the table. We'll all miss her. Sympathy and good memories, Keith Emerson and family

The Hurley's
   Posted Sun May 18, 2014
Thinking of you at this time.

Melinda Sansoucy
   Posted Sun May 18, 2014

GRANDMA'S GARDEN  TABLE BASKET was sent by Linda Sansoucy.

With our love and sympathy, Linda, Lauren, Peg and Olivia

John, Kathy and Ginamarie Serra
   Posted Mon May 19, 2014
To Our Dear Friends, The Gayeski Family. Knowing Nana was not only a pleasure, but an honor. She was such a classy lady with only postive and nice things to say about "Anyone and Everyone". She is in a better place now, where she can share and spread her love and wonderful smile. From our hearts, our sincere condolencence. John, Kathy and Ginamarie.

Joe & Marlyn Reuter
   Posted Mon May 19, 2014
From the 1st day that I met Courtenay, it was her smile that caught my attention. She was always warm and friendly, anxious to know how one was and what they were doing. I was fortunate to visit her in her warm comfortable home. She was so welcoming. She will be missed, but her legacy will live on in her loving family.

Doug Bohnenkamp
   Posted Mon May 19, 2014

God blessed you with a beautiful family and you loved them as well as your 3BRC family. God has now called you home for your reward and to be reunited with him, family and friends. Please guide us in your wonderful examples of love and we will all hope to join you one day in the future. Enjoy your reward.

kim fromberg
   Posted Mon May 19, 2014
Courtenay, we are so sorry for your loss. Big hugs for all of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Kim

Lisa Hurley
   Posted Tue May 20, 2014
Aunt Courtenay: Loving smile, always cheerful! So many happy memories visiting her from when I was little and when I had her watch my little girl. She will be greatly missed but LOVINGLY remembered

Joyce Gunderman
   Posted Sun May 25, 2014
My heart thoughts and prayers for all of you at this time. She was & forever will remain in my heart.I am so sorry for your loss If You need anything my phone line is always open Love all of you Always Joyce

sally Lamb Scott
   Posted Mon May 26, 2014
I was so sorry to return from a trip to hear about Courtneys' death. She took care of me as a child, and I loved her dearly. She will be missed.

Joyce Gunderman
   Posted Tue December 23, 2014
For The Entire Family
Each day was so enlightening,The walks & talks we shared-
We learned so much from each-other, the moments that we spent,
I treasured each & every one & hold close to my heart-
The Joy & Laughter of each day from the very start.
Watching The Deer as we took our walks,The goldfinch in The
Acorn tree-seemed as though it was there each day for you & I too see.
The projects you worked so hard on ,when each day I arrived-
You always had this glow about you & a sparkle in your eyes.
You are & always will be, a true blessing too me -
Thankful for every moment we shared together Just you & me.
Times when the family gathered ,You always looked forward to every one-
You always made everyone smile & had so very much fun.
I have memories & moments to treasure a lifetime-
will always hold close deep inside my heart-
Your golden heart will always shine like a lamplight in the night-
Each time That I think of you, my path will shine real bright.
Heaven has gained an angel -this I know for sure -
Here on earth you remain in spirit, an angel in all our hearts-
Until we do meet again- your love will forever remain in my heart ...
You are all in my heart,thoughts & prayers forever & eternity
love Joyce

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