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Gloria Ann (Steeves) (Marino) Emerson

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“So sad you are gone, Gloria. Love all the good memories. Thinking of you sweet lady, rest in Peace with Artie and your boys. ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: Wilma Carman

“So sad you are gone, Gloria. Love all the good memories. Thinking of you sweet lady, rest in Peace with Artie and your boys. ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Wilma Carman

“Goga,Cathy,TimmyCondolences on your loss. Aunt Gloria is at peace now and with Arthur. May she rest in eternal peace. Your all in my thoughts and...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Jennie Paulette - MERRIMACK, NH

“Gloria was such a special person, first as a mother-in-law then later as a friend. Even when I was no longer her daughter-in-law she always welcomed...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Suzanne (Carman) (Marino) Pooler - MA

“Mrs Marino as I knew her, was like my second mom growing up. She was very easy to talk to with any issues that us as teenagers needed assistance in...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: patricia carpenter - salem, MA

SALEM- Mrs. Gloria Ann (Steeves) (Marino) Emerson 83 of Salem, beloved wife of the late Arthur Emerson and the late Joseph Marino, died Sunday, January 8, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Anna M. (Myers) Steeves. She was raised and educated in Lynn.

Mrs. Emerson had been employed with the City of Salem School Department for many years as a Special Needs Bus Monitor until the time of her retirement.

A longtime resident of the City of Salem, Gloria was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved to go antiquing and spending her time finding treasures at yard sales to share with family and friends. She would often travel to the Brimfield Antique Show annually and spent many memorable moments at the TODD Farms Flea Market. She had a keen and discerning eye for beautiful and valuable keepsakes. She was a member of the Depression Glass Club and sold Depression Glass. She was an avid dancer who loved Clogg dancing. She was devoted to her husband and family and will be deeply missed.

Gloria is survived by her children, Gloria A. Merrill and Cathy A. Fazio, both of Salem, Timothy D. Marino of Wolfeboro, N.H.; her seven grandchildren, including Melissa Marino who helped care for her during her final days and Wendy Mercado, Cathleen Contreras & Chrissy Borrelli, Willie Merrill, Lindsay Marino and Joseph Marino; her many great-grandchildren; her sister, Judy C. Franson of Salem; her brother, Richard Steeves of Lynn; and many nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Joseph A. Marino and Michael J. Marino and sister of the late Charles Steeves Jr.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral service will be held in The O'Donnell Funeral Home 46 Washington Sq., (At Salem Common) Salem, Friday, January 13th at 7:30 P.M.. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Friday, Jan 13th, prior to the service from 4 to 7 P.M. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may beam de in Gloria's memory to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit