July 25, 1924 ~ August 2, 2021

Born in: Scio , NY
Resided in: Greece , NY



Greece: Monday, August 2, 2021 at age 97. Predeceased by her husband, Calvin Emerson; her siblings, Clifford, Jr., Helen, Frances, Robert and Melvin.  Survived by her daughters, Desiree Wallner, Gisele (Skip) MacDuffie; grandchildren, Ronald Wallner, Tara (Joe) Pellegrino, Tyler (Megan) MacDavey; great-grandchildren, Madeline, Joey, Luciana Elias and Sage; sister, Beverly Shaner; nephew, Ron Emerson; several nieces, nephews, family and friends.


Family will receive friends Thursday (August 5th) 9-11AM at Vay-Schleich and Meeson, 1075 Long Pond Road, where her Funeral Service will follow calling Thursday at 11:00 AM in the funeral home chapel. Private Interment, White Haven Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made the National Kidney Foundation in her memory.




Visitation: August 5, 2021 9:00 am - August 5, 2021 11:00 am

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Service: August 5, 2021 11:00 am

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Burial: August 5, 2021 12:30 pm

White Haven Memorial Park
210 Marsh Road
Pittsford, NY 14534

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  1. Desiree and Gisele very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She sure had a long full life. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers
    Dawn Kennedy Kester

  2. Desiree, Gisele, and family,

    Our hearts are grieving with you. Aunt Diana will be missed so much. We won’t be able to come to be with you but you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Revelation 7:13-17 NIV
    Then one of the elders asked me, “These in white robes—who are they, and where did they come from?” I answered, “Sir, you know.” And he said, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore, “they are before the throne of God and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence. ‘Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat down on them,’ nor any scorching heat. For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; ‘he will lead them to springs of living water.’ ‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’”

  3. Dear Desiree and family,
    We were so sorry to learn of the passing of your lovely Mom, and extend our sincere sympathy. We have so many fond memories of when “Mrs. Emerson” was one of our favorite Girl Scout leaders. She was so sweet and kind, never got upset with us, and was such a beautiful lady. We feel so fortunate to have known her and thank you for sharing her with us.
    May all your cherished memories comfort you in the days ahead.
    Leslie (Lang) Bowen and Kathy (Elliott) Conover Troop 382

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