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“I enjoyed getting to know Jim! I will not forget his warmth and humor. He will definitely be missed. ”
1 of 3 | Posted by: Michelle D. - Malden, MA

“Jim and I were fast friends when we started Marlboro College in the Fall of 1964.He was warm, funny, artistic,insightful,had cut above style,an...Read More »
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“We went to Albert Schweitzer College together and I was a friend. We went camping in the Alps, to the Monte Coarlo Grand Prix and then you visited me...Read More »
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James B. Emerson, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at age 73.

James was born on August 5, 1946 in Boston, one of five children of the late Annette (Bryant) and Charles P. Emerson. Jim was raised in Wellesley where he graduated from Wellesley High School. He attended Marlboro College in Vermont, and had a great love and appreciation for art and classical music.

Jim was the brother of Charles P. Emerson, Jr. and his wife Elizabeth of VT, Robert Emerson and his wife Kathleen of NY, Annette Emerson of RI, and Janet Emerson of MA. He is also survived by three nieces and three nephews.

Family and friends are invited to gather in Jim's honor for a Graveside Service at the Mt. Vernon Cemetery, 15 Mt. Vernon Rd., W. Boxford on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 11:30am.

Gifts in Jim's memory may be made to Mystic Valley Elder Services, 300 Commercial St., #19, Malden, MA 02148, or a charity of your choice.