Jacqueline A. Emerton Passes On


Jacqueline Adele Emerton 76, passed away at her home in Gloucester on Sunday, March 21, 2004 after being overcome by cancer. Jackie was born on November 14, 1927 in South Portland, Maine, the daughter of William H. Williamson Jr. and Josephine (Catlin). Her mother was of Penobscot / Passamaquoddy (Abenaki) and English ancestry. Her father was of the Eastern Delaware tribe.

Her life long companion was Harry A. Bears "Quiet Bear" who passed away in 1998.

Firewoman was a past Band Matriarch and member of the Elders Council of the Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook-Abenaki People.

She was the owner and operator of the "Firewoman & The Bear" Native American goods and craft store in Rockport, Massachusetts.

Jackie was the president, founder, and council leaders of the Intertribal Council of Tolba Menahan. She also was a member of: TOPIC - The Order for the Preservation of Indian Culture; MCNAA - Massachusetts Center for Native Americans Awareness; GLICA - Greater Lowell Indian Cultural Association; the Dighton Council; and, the Wollamonapaog Council.

Most people knew Jackie as a vendor and artisan. She was very active in the northeastern pow-wow circuit and organized several Native American events in Massachusetts.

Jackie was mother to: Dianne Munson of Gloucester, Massachusetts; Louis "Bo" R. Agger Jr. of Florida; Roger "Bill" W. Agger of Raynham, Massachusetts, Patricia Mishanagqus Vetrano of Rockport, Massachusetts; Athenia "Tolba" Williams of South Portland, Maine; and, the late David Michael Emerton.

She also leaves her extended family including 16 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Services to be held on 3/24 & 3/25/2004 (4-8 PM) Simplicity Burial and Cremation Services, 34 Lafayette Road, Salisbury, MA 01952

For condolences contact www.BurialsAndCremations.com

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