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Gertrude J. (Buturla) Emery

Gertrude J. (Buturla) Emery, 84, of Town Farm Road, died Sunday, July 7, 2013 in her home  following her sudden illness. She was the wife of the late Thomas B. Emery who died in 1987.

Born in Ipswich December 3, 1928 daughter of the late Augustus J. and Victoria M. (Karol) Buturla, she was raised in Ipswich, a 1946 graduate of the former Whipple High School. Married 1960 in the former Sacred Heart Church of Ipswich, the Emerys made their homes n Alaska, Ohio, California, North Dakota, North Carolina, Montana and in 1965 returning to and settling in Ipswich. In addition to raising her family Mrs. Emery was employed as the first cook and manager at Caroline Avenue Food Services, Ipswich  for twenty years until her retirement.

She is survived by three sons, Thomas B. Emery  and his wife Juana of Beverly, John E. Emery and his wife Mischo of Okinawa, Japan, James C. Emery of Wakefield; four grandchildren, Tamara and Christopher Emery both of Beverly, Kana and Nana Emery both of Okinawa; a nephew John Los, Jr. of Schenectady, NY; a niece Virginia Wescott of Beverly; seven great nephews and nieces. She was the sister of the late Anna Los, Stella Buturla, Anthony Buturla and infant  Victor  Buturla  all  formerly of Ipswich.

Her funeral service will be held 10 am,  Saturday July 13 in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich, followed by interment in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich.  Family and friends are respectfully welcomed.  An hour of visitation will precede the service Saturday from 9 am to 10 am. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in her name may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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